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|Year and Campus:||2009|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
CoordinatorDr Jennifer Ballint
School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology
The Masters degree is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in socio-legal studies. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the Masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An Honours grade of at least H2B (70%) must be attained to qualify for the award of the Masters degree.
|Objectives:||On completion of the Masters, students should be able to: |
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||Thesis of 30,000 words (100 points per year).|
|Subject Options:|| Thesis subject 191-539 - A major thesis based on original research, on a topic to be approved by the course coordinator. |
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Offered as Research
|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 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 for selection is academic merit, however, consideration will also be given to the quality of the thesis proposal, research potential and the availability of an appropriate supervisor. Academic references may be required to assess the applicant's eligibility.
Applicants should arrange an interview with the department's Postgraduate Coordinator prior to submitting their application in order to discuss their suitability for candidature and their proposed course of study.
|Core Participation Requirements:||-|
|Links to further information:||http://www.arts.unimelb.edu.au/pscs/|
|Notes:||Candidates must submit an outline of their project of 2000-3000 words after six months of full-time candidature and an annual report of 1000 words on their research. |
Candidates must also give a formal presentation in one of the following ways:
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