Major Thesis - Criminology

Subject 191-501 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Arts (Criminology) research-only program.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Prof. Sheila Jeffreys

Subject Overview: Major Thesis Criminology
  • understand the process of research, including compliance with any ethical requirement of the university concerning research;
  • develop a comprehensive understanding of the criminological literature relevant to their research;
  • be able to integrate theory and method in a logical manner.
Assessment: A thesis of 30,000 words, on an approved topic. The thesis will be weighted at 100% of the overall mark.
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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.

Formerly available as 191-501. Students who have completed 191-501 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Criminology (Thesis)

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