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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mark Baker


Previously coded SHM5000A


Students undertake a reading program and research project in their field of study, decided in consultation with the course coordinator and supervisor. Students will carry out their research and write a research paper under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.


A student successfully completing APG4678/APG5678 will be able to demonstrate:

  1. the ability to plan, implement and complete a research program under the supervision of academic staff
  2. a comprehensive knowledge of the main themes, questions and issues of a particular field of study being researched
  3. an awareness of the major methodological, theoretical and thematic issues raised by their project
  4. an ability to develop sound conclusions and interpretations based upon the critical analysis of a range of evidence
  5. the fluent, effective and coherent communication of research findings and relevant theoretical and conceptual conclusions.


Students undertaking this unit at are expected to complete a 9000 word research project under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. This will normally involve 1-2 hours per week of meetings with the supervisor, with additional time spent on private research and writing. Students completing a 24 point research project will complete BOTH APG4678/APG5678 AND APG4679/APG5679.

Chief examiner(s)

Mark Baker

Contact hours

One 2-hour meeting per week with supervisor