Geography Research Project

Subject GEOG90010 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings as arranged with supervisors.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Russell Drysdale



Subject Overview:

The Geography Research Project is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in Geography. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete this subject will:

  • produce a 25,000-word thesis on a research project dealing with an area of Geography;
  • demonstrate an ability to present, argue and demonstrate a coherent hypothesis on an issue in Geography, supported by research and analysis; and
  • demonstrate an aptitude for original research at a higher degree level in the future.

  • A research proposal modelled on a research grant application style, due at the end of the first 12.5 points: 12.5%
  • A full literature review and research proposal seminar, due at the end of the first 25 points: 12.5%
  • A 25,000-word thesis and a research results seminar, due by the end of the full 100 points (i.e. at the end of year 2): 75%
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students should:

  • demonstrate an aptitude for original research at a higher degree level in the future.

Related Course(s): Master of Science (Geography)

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