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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)


Building upon GLO4000/GLM4000 Globalising research methods, this unit will allow students to complete a single longer piece of research on a topic of interest to them in the area of globalisation. Students will utilise the project proposal previously developed in GLO4000/GLM4000 and complete a short dissertation of approximately 9,000 words. Bi-weekly discussion groups will focus on the work being done by students towards their dissertation, and later in the semester will feature presentations of work-in-progress. These seminars will provide practical help and guidance to students on their thesis writing. The students will also receive individual supervision on their specific topic.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An awareness of the major methodological, theoretical and thematic issues raised by their project.
  2. The ability to plan, implement and complete a research program under the supervision of academic staff.
  3. An ability to present sound conclusions and interpretations based upon the critical analysis of a range of evidence.
  4. High-level skills in the written communication of research findings and relevant theoretical and conceptual conclusions.


Dissertation (9000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Christina Twomey

Contact hours

Bi-weekly one to two hour seminar.


GLO4000 or GLM4000