Major Thesis - Criminology

Subject 191-501 (2008)

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Credit Points: 100.000
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: To be eligible for admission to candidature, an applicant should have completed a four-year BA (Honours) degree with a research component or equivalent in an appropriate area of study with an honours result at least equivalent to H2B (70%) at The University of Melbourne.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Major Thesis Criminology

Assessment: A thesis of 30,000 words, on an approved topic. The thesis will be weighted at 100% of the overall mark.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop advanced understanding of theories of crime, deviance and social control;
  • acquire specialised skills in research including ability to summarise and critically assess and develop sophisticated theory and to collect and analyse large amounts of quantitative and/or qualitative data;
  • independently plan and execute a major original research project, and the ability to present sophisticated and complex arguments and ideas in systematic and coherent ways;
  • emerge with an advanced understanding of relevant cultural, policy and political issues;
  • confidence in their capacity to undertake PhD and other advanced research.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Criminology (Thesis)

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