Major Thesis - Jewish Studies

Subject JEWI90001 (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 the 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 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 Dvir Abramovich


Dvir Abramovich
Subject Overview:

The Masters degree is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in Jewish Studies. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to exsisting scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the Masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An Honours grade of at least 70% (H2B) must be attained to qualify for the award of the Masters degree. It is expected that a graduate of the University of Melbourne will be able to engage in academic discourse in English. Therefore a research Masters thesis will normally be written in English. At the same time the Faculty seeks to encourage the acquisition of appropriate levels of linguistic and cultural competencies necessary for research of international distinction. Consequently, if a candidate wishes to write a thesis in another language, an application can be made to the Faculty's Research and Graduate Studies Commitee at an early stage in the candidature. The commitee will consider such an application if the source material and readership are primarily in that language or the thesis is concerned with the study of language. Where permission is granted, a summary of the thesis (approximately 2,500 words) in English should be bound in the thesis.


Students who successfully complete this subject should...

  • demonstrate a capacity for articulating relevant questions and the appropriate methodologies for investigating them.
  • exhibit a familiarity with literature 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 documentation.
Assessment: A thesis of 30,000 words 100%, examined by two external examiners.
Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • have an advanced knowledge of the subject and be able to use research tools.
  • specialise in research of an area of interest and demonstrate the capacity to produce original research.
  • develop fields of interest possibly leading to higher degrees.
Related Course(s): M.A Jewish Studies (Thesis)

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