Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.|
Professor Mark Joshi
Initial enquiries should be directed to the Graduate Research Director, Professor Mark Joshi.
The degree is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to original research.
Supervised research on approved topics may be undertaken over one year on a full-time basis (with an optional 6 month extension) or part-time in the discipline of Actuarial Studies.
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Thesis Length: 30,000 words
Candidates pursue original research on an approved topic for at least one year full-time, or two years part-time. When a candidate is accepted for the Degree of Master of Commerce by thesis a supervisor is appointed and the candidate should consult with the supervisor regularly.
Progress Review: Masters by research candidates are required to submit six-monthly progress review forms. Completion of first six-month progress review, the Formal Review, is required for the continuation of enrolment and any scholarship held. The Formal Review is a major hurdle for the masters by research, in which candidates will be required to give a 15 minute presentation of their work. The Completion Report attachment is submitted at 18 months full-time and whenever an extension to candidature or lapse in good standing is sought. Candidates can check the Student Portal at any time to see the date of their next progress review.
International AusAID-sponsored students will be required to submit end-of-semester reports to AusAID.
Please visit the Melbourne School of Graduate Research to view the Masters by Research Thesis Guidelines and Codes of Practice.
Admission to the Master of Commerce as a graduate research degree program in Actuarial Studies normally requires either:
Applicants are required to submit an official GRE test result as part of their application.
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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Research degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who demonstrate academic leadership, increasing independence, creativity and innovation in their research work.
The University expects its research degree graduates to have the following qualities and skills:
The University provides a variety of opportunities in addition to the supervised research program, to facilitate a students' acquisition of these attributes.
The RHD Committee of the University will not approve entirely distance supervision or entirely on-line supervision for graduate researchers.
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