Major Thesis - Gender Studies

Subject GEND90003 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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 a supervisor throughout the semester
Total Time Commitment: An average of 40 hours each week
Prerequisites: Entry into Master of Arts in Gender Studies (102JD)
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: students who enrol in this subject must have completed a 4 year Honours degree (or equivalent) with thesis component.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request 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 of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Maree Pardy


Dr Maree Pardy
Subject Overview:

The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.


Students who successfully complete this project should:

  • demonstrate a capacity for articulating research questions relating to gender relations and the appropriate methodologies for investigating them.
  • exhibit a familiarity with relevant literature and an ability to locate one's research within that literature.
  • identify relevant research materials and show a capacity for sustained and discerning research within them.
  • express research findings in lucid effective prose that uses appropriate conventions of documentation.
Assessment: Examination of the thesis by two external examiners.
Prescribed Texts:

Appropriate texts will be determined in consultation with the thesis supervisor.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate research skills through competent use of the library and other information sources.
  • demonstrate time management and planning through managing and organising workloads for recommended READING, essay and assignment completion.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Gender Studies (Thesis)

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