Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: An intensive workshop to be held in the week prior to the beginning of semester 1 and up to 6 hours of seminars held at various times throughout the year. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the PhD program in Economics|
|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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Department of Economics
Level 5, Economics and Commerce Building
The University of Melbourne
Phone: (+61 3) 8344 5289
Fax: (+61 3) 8344 6899
|Subject Overview:||All PhD students in Economics will be enrolled in this subject. A key purpose of this subject is to prepare the student for confirmation of their candidacy. Another purpose is to aid the student in the preparation and completion of their thesis. Students are expected to attend at least one a week of the several professional academic seminars/workshops run in the Department of Economics. Students are also required to meet frequently with their advisor. From this, PhD students learn how academics create economics knowledge and participate in the academic community. |
|Objectives:||This subject prepares and supports students in writing their PhD thesis. A PhD thesis is a substantial piece of original research. The requirements of a PhD thesis are described in the PhD Handbook, available from the School of Graduate Studies or at http://www.gradstudies.unimelb.edu.au/pgstudy/phd/handbk/. |
PhD students in the first year of their program are required to attend a series of workshops. This workshop aims to introduce students to issues involved in research, such as the selection of a research topic, literature search, theoretical reasoning, data collection, presentation of results and evaluation of the limitations of a piece of research.
On successful completion of this subject students will have completed a thesis that has been awarded a PhD. The thesis should:
|Assessment:||Seminar presentations and participation. The subject is assessed on a pass/fail basis.|
|Prescribed Texts:||You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Doctor of Philosophy - Business and Economics |
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