Major Thesis - Socio-Legal Studies

Subject SOLS90001 (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
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Arts (Socio-Legal Studies) research-only program.
Corequisites: none
Recommended Background Knowledge: -
Non Allowed Subjects: none
Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Jennifer Balint


Dr. Jennifer Balint

Subject Overview:

A major thesis based on original research, on a topic to be approved by the course co-ordinator.

    Assessment: A thesis of 30,000 words (due at the end of candidature).
    Prescribed Texts:
      Breadth Options:

      This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

      Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
      Generic Skills:
      • develop an advanced understanding of law in its societal, political and cultural context.
      • 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 understand of relevant cultural, policy and political issues.
      • have confidence in their capacity to undertake PhD and other advanced research.
      Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Socio-Legal Studies)

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