Shorter Thesis - History

Subject HIST70002 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 0
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with supervisor
Total Time Commitment: Not available

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 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:


Prof Antonia Finnane


Professor David Goodman


Subject Overview:

A supervised thesis of not more than 20-22,000 words.

Learning Outcomes:
  • have gained increased capacity for independent inquiry.
  • have an enhanced capacity for taking the initiative in self-directed research.
  • have an increased capacity for theoretical reflection and argument.
  • A thesis of 20-22 000 words, due at the end of the period of candidature and examined by two external examiners (100%)
Prescribed Texts:

Appropriate texts will be selected in consultation with the thesis supervisor.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • demonstrate a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning.
  • show intellectual curiosity and creativity, including understanding of philosophical and methodological bases of research activity.
  • demonstrate highly developed cognitive, analytic and problem-solving skills.
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: MA (AS&&ST) History

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