Minor Thesis

40 Units

Designed for students with a distinction grade average in 80 units of the courses for Coursework Master of Social Science degree. It enables them to pursue a minor thesis option for the last 40 units of the degree. Students are expected to complete a 15,000-20,000 word minor thesis on a topic selected in consultation with a nominated supervisor from the School of Social Sciences. The course can be undertaken full-time over one semester or part-time over two semesters.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

As demonstrated by successful completion of the thesis, students should:

  1. acquire the scholarly skills and self-confidence to conceptualise, research and compose a substantive piece of social science research;
  2. gain contextualised understanding of advanced approaches to social science studies;
  3. develop research and reflective skills relevant to advanced study in the social sciences;
  4. develop written and oral communication skills appropriate for a professional and scholarly environment.

The coursework thesis shall consist of the preparation of a 15,000-20,000 word thesis on a selected topic in social sciences under the supervision of a full-time lecturer. Chapter drafts will be due throughout the semester.

Replacing Course(s) Not applicable.
Transition Not applicable.
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree with major in social science or related area; and 80 units of coursework masters courses completed with distinction grade average.
Assessment Items
  • Reports - Thesis, 15,000-20,000 words in length, due at end of semester, 100%.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for SOCA6500

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