Shorter Thesis - Philosophy Int. Justice

Subject PHIL90014 (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 supervisor throughout period of enrolment.
Total Time Commitment: 30 hours a week if full-time.
Prerequisites: Admission into the MA in Philosophy (International Justice).
Corequisites: Students will normally enrol in a further two subjects whilst enrolled in 121-520. 161-515 (Global Justice) is a compulsory subject. 161-514 is recommended as the second subject.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Recommended Background Knowledge: Knowledge gained in successfully completing a 4 year Honours degree or equivalent, with thesis component.
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Mr Andrew Alexandra


Andrew Alexandra

Subject Overview:

A shorter thesis based on original research, on a topic approved by the course coordinator.


Students who successfully complete this project will

  • have developed an understanding of the fundamentals of philosophical argumentation and theory.
  • be able to demonstrate a substantial knowledge of the area of International Justice.
  • understand the theoretical sources of the key concepts in this area of study.
  • understand the application of these concepts to their professional field or study area.
  • have developed research and analysis skills to enable further study in the area of international justice at a higher academic level.
  • present theories and arguments concisely and critically.
Assessment: A thesis of 20-22,000 words.
Prescribed Texts: Appropriate texts will be determined in consultation with the thesis supervisor.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • undertake advanced study in a specialised branch of philosophy as determined by the student
  • acquire research skills and an understanding of the methods required for advanced research in philosophy.
  • complete a major thesis, based on original research and revealing an awareness of current theoretical directions in their chosen field.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Philosophy (International Justice)(Adv.Seminars&ShTh)

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