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HYM5045B - Renaissance research project Part 2

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Carolyn James


Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


Students undertaking the Master of Renaissance Studies who wish to undertake sustained research on a topic of their choice, and who may wish to proceed to a higher degree by research will complete both HYM5045A and HYM5045B. Students will complete an 18,000 word research project, working closely with a supervisor with expertise in the area of the research. They will receive training in research methodology and historiography.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Review a specific body of research in the field of Renaissance Studies and demonstrate a command of that literature.
  2. Identify and develop key research questions. Develop and implement a research project in the field of Renaissance Studies.
  3. Critically investigate a key issue in Renaissance Studies.
  4. Critically write up research findings.
  5. Construct a critical argument that is sustained by data.
  6. Construct a cumulative argument across an 18000 word dissertation.
  7. Undertake independent research with supervisory consultation.


Research essay (18,000 words): 100%



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