Major Thesis - History

Subject HIST90001 (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 supervisor
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the MA program
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 course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
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Subject Overview:

Students are required to write a thesis of 30,000 words on a topic approved by a supervisor. 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 subject should...

  • demonstrate a capacity for articulating relevant historical questions and the appropriate methodologies for investigating them.
  • exhibit a familiarity with the historiography and an ability to locate one's research within that literature.
  • identify relevant research repositories and materials and show a capacity for sustained and discerning research within them.
  • express research findings in lucid, effective prose which uses appropriate conventions of historical documentation.
Assessment: A thesis of 30,000 words 100%, examined by two external examiners.
Prescribed Texts: N/A
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • gain advanced knowledge of the literary and/or material culture of ancient Greek, Roman and/or Near Eastern civilisations.
  • acquire advanced skills and methodologies for the analysis of ancient culture.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in History (Thesis)

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