Shorter Thesis - International Justice

Subject INTS70001 (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 thesis supervisor through period of enrolment
Total Time Commitment:

30 hours a week if full-time.

Prerequisites: None

Students will normally enrol in a further two subjects whilst enrolled in PHIL90014, PHIL90010 is a compulsory subject, PHIL90009 is recommended as the second subject.

Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Mr Andrew Alexandra



Subject Overview:

A shorter thesis based on original research, on a topic approved by the course coordinator.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this project should:

  • have developed an understanding of the fundamentals of philosophical argumentation and theory;
  • be able to demonstrate a substantial knowledge of the area of International Justice;
  • understand the theoretical sources of the key concepts in this area of study;
  • understand the application of these concepts to their professional field or study area;
  • have developed research and analysis skills to enable further study in the area of international justice at a higher academic level; and
  • present theories and arguments concisely and critically.

A thesis of 20-22,000 words.

Prescribed Texts:

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

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • undertake advanced study in a specialised branch of philosophy as determined by the student;
  • acquire research skills and an understanding of the methods required for advanced research in philosophy; and
  • complete a major thesis, based on original research and revealing an awareness of current theoretical directions in their chosen field.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: MA (AS&&ST) International Justice

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