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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

4071

Abbreviated title

MPhil

CRICOS code

089230F

Managing faculty

Arts

Admission and fees

Find a CourseFind a Course (http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/4071) (Caulfield, Clayton)
MSA course infoMSA course info(http://www.msa.ac.za/study/courses/4071/) (South Africa)

Course type

Master's by research

Standard duration

2 years FT, 4 years PT

The student's research master's project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within the standard duration of the degree, taking into consideration all elements, including any compulsory coursework required.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield, Clayton, South Africa)
Off-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)

Award/s

Master of Philosophy

Notes

  • The Master of Philosophy specialising in integrated water management is only offered at Monash South Africa.

Description

Enrolment in a Master of Philosophy involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the student. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a contribution to the discipline in which the student is enrolled by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge. Students are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their enrolment.

The integrated water management specialization also involves a coursework component.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Successful completion of this course will signify that the student has successfully completed a course of research training and coursework (where appropriate) and has submitted a thesis that the examiners are satisfied makes a contribution to knowledge and understanding in the field.

Conditions of enrolment

Students are to refer to the Handbook for Research Master's DegreesHandbook for Research Master's Degrees (http://www.monash.edu/migr/research-degrees/handbook/masters) for all policies and procedures relating to their enrolment.

Structure

This course consists of a research and thesis component, and if studying the the integrated water management specialisation, also a coursework component.

Areas of research

Research topics are available in most of the faculty's areas of research strength, depending on supervision and resource availability. For more detail refer to the faculty's postgraduate areas of studyareas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html) in the Handbook or visit the Arts ResearchArts Research (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/research/) website.

Students enrolled at South Africa can undertake research in one of the following areas:

  • criminal justice and criminology
  • communication and media studies
  • geography and environmental studies
  • integrated water management
  • international studies
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • sociology.

Requirements

Students must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(1.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in the candidate's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the faculty;

(2.) submit for assessment a thesis of no more than 35,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished workconjointly published or unpublished work (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/examiners/publication/) may be permitted.

(3.) in addition if studying the integrated water management specialisation at South Africa, successfully complete the following coursework component:

  • APG4823 Water management project management
  • APG4824 Science of water
  • APG4825 Water, sustainability and development
  • APG4826 Water governance and policy

Students are required to undertake regular progress milestones to support them in conducting research of an appropriate quality, originality and depth as required by their course of study, in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Management policyGraduate Research Progress Management policy (http://policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/grad-research-progress-mgmt-policy.html) and supporting procedures.

Progression to further studies

Students may apply to transfer to a PhD after a defined period (usually 9-12 months enrolment, full-time or equivalent), provided that satisfactory progress has been made and certain conditions are met.