Major Thesis - Swedish Studies

Subject SWED90001 (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 supervision throughout the year
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Completion of a four year BA (Honours) Degree with a research component or equivalent in Swedish or closely related area of study, with an Honours grade result of at least H2B (70%).
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 subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Subject Overview:

Research on a selected topic to be approved by the convenor of Swedish, in consultation with the thesis supervisor.

  • write a thesis of 30,000 words on a research project dealing with an area of Swedish.
  • demonstrate an ability to present, argue and hypothesise on an issue in Swedish Studies, supported by research and analysis.
Assessment: A thesis of 30,000 words (normally written in English)
Prescribed Texts: none
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • gain an advanced knowledge of research skills and appropriate techniques such as research design, data collection, data analysis and presentation of results.
  • demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research.
  • ability to present the results of their research in a coherent and convincing manner and in publishable form.
  • understanding of and commitment to research ethics or code of practice
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Swedish Studies -(Thesis)

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