Political Science

Major/Minor/Specialisation !D23-AA-SPC+1031 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012

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Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should:

  • complete the equivalent of fourth year honours with a research component and obtain a recognised qualification;
  • obtain an adequate basis for pursuing advanced studies in political science at masters or PhD level;
  • develop a specialist understanding of specific areas of study, showing an understanding of the latest research directions;
  • develop a capacity for an advanced level of analysis in relation to the specific issues in political science.
Structure & Available Subjects:

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in this area of specialisation requires:

  • Thesis 12,000 words (37.5 points)
  • one compulsory subject (12.5 points)
  • four elective subjects (50 points)

Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

Subject Options:

Thesis subject

Note: the thesis requires two consecutive semesters of enrolment.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2

Compulsory subject

12.5 points

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Elective subjects

50 points

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2012
Semester 2
Links to further information: http://www.ssps.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

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