Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitNational Centre For Australian Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2013


Previously coded AUS5003


The research unit offers students an opportunity to undertake an extended supervised research project in Australian Studies. The project is normally undertaken over the course of one semester, and is assessed by a suitably qualified staff member or university associate other than the supervisor. Students formulate their research topics in consultation with their supervisor.


Upon the completion of the special research project students will have demonstrated a capacity:

  1. To plan and undertake an extended research project in Australian Studies;
  2. To undertake original research of a scholarly nature of an extended kind;
  3. To research and successfully interpret a body of documentary source material in conjunction with a range of suitable secondary sources;
  4. To complete a work of research that satisfies the highest standards of scholarly argument, research, documentation and referencing.


Research project (9000 to 10000 words): 100%


An approved complement of 4th year subjects totalling 48 pts.