Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Regular meetings with the academic supervisor |
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Admission to the Master of Public Administration program and successful completion of the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
All students who intend to undertake the Minor Thesis must complete Social Sciences Research Seminar to prepare them for independent research.
Study Period Commencement:
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Janine O'Flynn
Office of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts
The Minor Thesis – Public Administration is a capstone option in the Master of Public Administration. The Melbourne MPA is an interdisciplinary, globally-focused program for managers that work within or with government. This subject provides students with an opportunity to undertake a program of independent research from which they produce a thesis of 10,000 words. The subject is undertaken in one semester and students will be supervised by a member of academic staff. All students prepare for the Minor Thesis by undertaking POLS40013 Social Science Research Seminar and present their findings as part of the MPA Capstone Presentation Day.
On completion of this subject students will:
Assessment Task 1: A 10,000 word thesis based on the student’s individual research (100%) due during week 11 of semester.
The following Hurdle Requirementsmust be met in order for students to be eligible to submit the final Thesis:
1. Supervision: Regular supervisory meetings
2. Topic Proposal Form: To be submitted by the first week of the Semester of thesis enrolment
3. Progress Report: To be submitted half way through the semester of thesis enrolment
4. Thesis Draft: A full draft of the thesis is to be submitted approximately 3 weeks prior to the final thesis submission date.
Final Theses submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should have:
Master of Public Administration |
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
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