Major Thesis - International Development

Subject 121-900 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervision throughout the year
Total Time Commitment: 2 hrs contact each week, 10 additional hours each week. Total of 12 hours per week.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Violeta Schubert

Subject Overview: The International Development Major thesis is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in an area of International Development. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Students who complete this subject will produce a 30,000 word thesis on a research project dealing with an area of International Development; demonstrate an ability to argue a coherent hypothesis on a relevant issue, supported by research and analysis; and demonstrate an aptitude for original research at a higher degree level in the future.
Students who successfully complete this subject should...
  • have an awareness of the philosophy and scope of development;
  • have undertaken research in a specialised area of their choice and submitted a thesis;
  • make an original scholastic contribution;
  • develop advanced research skills.
Assessment: MA by major thesis, 30,000 words
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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