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

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2014, 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 2016 Course Timetables for SOCA6500
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