Major Thesis - Jewish Studies

Subject 109-501 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervision throughout the year
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: The minimum entry requirement is the completion of a BA (Hons) degree or equivalent in Jewish Studies or closely related area of study, with an Honours grade result of at least 70% (H2B). The primary basis for selection is academic merit. Consideration will also be given to the quality of thesis proposal, research potential, and the availability of adequate supervision. Applicants must include a thesis proposal of 300 words with their application.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:


Dvir Abramovich
Phone: X43789
Subject Overview: The Masters degree is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in Jewish Studies. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to exsisting scholarship in the area of research. 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 70% (H2B) must be attained to qualify for the award of the Masters degree. It is expected that a graduate of the University of Melbourne will be able to engage in academic discourse in English. Therefore a research Masters thesis will normally be written in English. At the same time the Faculty seeks to encourage the acquisition of appropriate levels of linguistic and cultural competencies necessary for research of international distinction. Consequently, if a candidate wishes to write a thesis in another language, an application can be made to the Faculty's Research and Graduate Studies Commitee at an early stage in the candidature. The commitee will consider such an application if the source material and readership are primarily in that language or the thesis is concerned with the study of language. Where permission is granted, a summary of the thesis (approximately 2,500 words) in English should be bound in the thesis.
  • complete a 30,000 word thesis on an original topic.
Assessment: Thesis of 30 000 words
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • have an advanced knowledge of the subject and be able to use research tools;
  • specialise in research of an area of interest and demonstrate the capacity to produce original research;
  • develop fields of interest possibly leading to higher degrees.
Related Course(s): M.A Jewish Studies (Thesis)

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