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

Course 102-IJ (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009
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Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
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.


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.

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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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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 with their application a 2,000 to 2,500 word thesis proposal and a writing sample (this may be an essay from your previous degree, a chapter from your Honours or Masters thesis or a published article). 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.

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