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Masters by Coursework Research Dissertation (ART610)

Organisational Unit College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences
Credit Points 12
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description A Masters by Coursework Dissertation requires substantive investigation of a relevant topic under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Students must apply for permission to undertake the Dissertation option. They should submit a short description of the topic of the proposed research and the sources to be used to the Academic Chair. Students should enrol in the Masters by Coursework Research Project in the initial instance until approval to enrol in the Dissertation has been obtained.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1) Demonstrate advanced knowledge of principles and concepts in a relevant discipline.
2) Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods
3) Use knowledge to provide original solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
4) Design and use research in a project
5) Present a clear and coherent academic exposition of knowledge and ideas
6) Demonstrate ethical positions in a research context
Timetabled Learning Activities
Other Learning Experiences Regular meetings with supervisor(s).
Independent research under the guidance of a supervisor(s), students will formulate their own research topic, carry out fieldwork (where relevant) and write a scholarly dissertation for examination.
Assessment External examination of dissertation in accordance with applicable policy
Prerequisites A Distinction average in coursework and approval of the Academic Chair.
Previously 2013: SSH610
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Chaplaincy (MChap) [New in 2016]
Master of Communication (MCommun)
Master of Community Development (MCommDev)
Master of Divinity (MDiv) [New in 2014]
Master of Sustainable Development (MSustDev)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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