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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 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 Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)


Previously coded GLM5001


Building upon knowledge and skills developed in earlier parts of the Master of Global Studies course, students in this unit will undertake workplace-based research on how globalisation is impacting upon, or providing opportunities for, the professional area in which they are employed, and also how what they are doing at work might be promoting the process of globalisation itself. Bi-weekly discussion groups will focus on the work being done by students towards their reports, and later in the semester will feature presentations of work-in-progress. These seminars will provide practical help and guidance to students on their report preparation and writing.


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 independently complete a workplace- based research report.
  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 practical recommendations.


Workplace-based research work (9000 words): 100%

Contact hours

Bi-weekly one to two hour seminar.


At least three Master of Global Studies core units or equivalent.