Major Thesis - Classics & Archaeology

Subject CLAS90002 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with the supervisor
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the relevant MA program
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
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Subject Overview:

Students are required to write a thesis of 30,000 words on a topic approved by a supervisor.


Students who successfully complete this subject should...

  • demonstrate a capacity for articulating relevant questions and the appropriate methodologies for investigating them.
  • exhibit a familiarity with and an ability to locate one"s research within that literature.
  • identify relevant research repositories and materials and show a capacity for sustained and discerning research within them.
  • express research findings in lucid, effective prose which uses appropriate conventions of documentation.
Assessment: A 30,000 word thesis 100%, examined by two external examiners.
Prescribed Texts: N/A
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • gain advanced knowledge of the literary and/or material culture of ancient Greek, Roman and/or Near Eastern civilisations.
  • acquire advanced skills and methodologies for the analysis of ancient culture.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Classics and Archaeology (Thesis)

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