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Minor Thesis (MUSI90137)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMUSI90137
Year Long
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Candidate will conceive, plan and execute a research topic and produce a 12,000 word thesis, excluding bibliography, footnotes and appendices, on an approved topic.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should have:

  • Demonstrated the ability to conceive, plan and execute a substantial research project;
  • Demonstrated a capacity to think originally and independently within the chosen area of research discipline;
  • Shown a command of both standard literature and writings at the current scholarly forefront of the chosen field;
  • Shown the ability to apply the relevant research methodologies rigorously and appropriately;
  • Demonstrated the ability to write in a scholarly manner to a level acceptable for publication; and
  • Demonstrated the ability to make a clear and articulate oral presentation on their research topic.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students will have developed:

  • Intellectual curiosity, including understanding of the philosophical and methodological bases of research activity;
  • Ability and self-confidence to comprehend complex concepts, and to express them lucidly whether orally or in writing;
  • Knowledge, skills and practices, which provide a basis for independent critical inquiry and research-based writing;
  • Capacity for self-directed learning and ability to plan work and use time effectively.

Last updated: 3 April 2019