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This subject involves a supervised thesis of 12,000 words, embodying the results of the student's own research, submitted at the end of the second semester of enrolment.
Please note: The Master of International Relations offers three thesis subjects. It is important that students enrol in the thesis subject that is administered by the School in which their supervisor is housed.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- demonstrate a specialist understanding of the subject being studied;
- show advanced skills of analysis pertinent to the subject;
- demonstrate advanced research methods skills;
- show a detailed sense of the theoretical debates in the subject area;
- demonstrate an ability to undertake critical independent research; and
- demonstrate a capacity to communicate research effectively and persuasively in written form.
Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to:
- conceptualise and plan a substantial project of original research; and
- present material in draft form and engage productively with a supervisor; and
- consolidate and enhance established skills in engaging creatively with a critical field; and
- synthesise critical arguments and debates; and
- test and develop new research methods in relation to ongoing debates; and
- enhance drafting and writing skills, in both a critical and creative manner; and
- manage time and study resources over a sustained period of time.
Last updated: 3 November 2022