Shorter Thesis-International Development

Subject DEVT90014 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular contact with supervisor throughout period of enrolment
Total Time Commitment:

40 hours each week

Enrolment in this thesis subject must be over two consecutive semesters

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: Students enrolling in this subject must have been admitted prior to 1995 to the Masters in International Development degree. This Degree is currently in Teach out mode.
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:
Subject Overview:

The International Development Shorter thesis is designed for students to develop skills in carrying out independent research in an area of International Development. 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 complete this subject will produce a thesis on a research project dealing with an area of International Development.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete that requirements will:

  • demonstrate an ability to argue a coherent hypothesis on a relevant issue, supported by research and analysis
  • demonstrate an aptitude for original research at a higher degree level in the future.
Assessment: Assessment is by Thesis
Prescribed Texts:

Texts to be determined in consultation with Thesis supervisor.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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Notes: This subject is a part of the Masters of International Development course which is being taught out. This subject is only available to students who enrolled in the degree prior to 2005 and will not be offered to new students.

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