Master of Arts in Philosophy (International Justice)(Adv.Seminars&ShTh)

Course 102-IJ (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview:

The MA in International Justice aims to give students the theoretical tools to understand the central issues in international justice. Topics covered will include: international distributive justice, war, terrorism, immigration and human rights.

Course coordinator:
Dr Jeremy Moss
School of Philosophy


By the end of the course students will have developed their ability to conduct research on and analyse key concepts and arguments in the field of international justice.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:

The MA is an eighteen month research degree in philosophy for which students must complete 100 points worth of credit. Students take one core subject (12.5 points) and one elective (12.5 points) during the first two semesters of the course and complete one 20,000 word thesis (75 points) by the end of the third semester.

Assessment is based on two 5,000 word essays (one for each course taken) and one 20,000 word thesis.

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RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
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Semester 1
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Entry Requirements:

A four year BA (Honours) degree with a research component or equivalent in the appropriate area of study or closely related area. The grade for the honours thesis component must be at least equivalent to an H2A (75%) at The University of Melbourne and the overall honours result must be at least equivalent to an H2B (70%).

Applicants must include a thesis proposal of 600 words with their application. The primary basis of selection is academic merit. However, consideration will be given to research potential, thesis proposal and the availability of an appropriate supervisor. Academic references and writing samples may be required to assess the applicant's eligibility.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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