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FTM5100

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Belinda Smaill (Semester 1) / Adrian Martin (Semester 2)

Synopsis

The research project offers scope for students to explore research processes in film and television studies on a scale greater than that offered by the Research Essay. Research on a topic nominated by the student and approved by the Postgraduate Coordinator in Film and Television Studies is carried out under the supervision of a member of staff, with whom one meets regularly. Students should select their topic for the research project, and seek approval for it, during the second half of the previous semester. The 18000 word research project needs to be submitted by the last teaching week of the semester in which the course is taken.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have demonstrated that they can:

  1. Design and Develop a significant research project
  2. Critically survey theoretical writings in order to find an appropriate theoretical framework for the project
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of methodological considerations in carrying it out.
  4. Undertake independent research with some guidance from a supervisor
  5. Analyse texts and / or data in a way that is relevant to the framework adopted.
  6. On the basis of the analysis carried out, present a cogently structured argument in the form of a series of chapters with a theoretical/methodological framework outlined at the beginning, and a set of conclusions in relation to the topic at the end.

Assessment

Thesis or project report (18000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Adrian Martin

Contact hours

A weekly one hour meeting with the supervisor during one semester.

Prerequisites

Completion of 48 points in the MA by Course Work in Film and Television Studies.

Prohibitions

FTM4120,FTM5120