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MSD Thesis -Semester Long (25 Points) (ABPL90067)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90067
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

ABPL90067 MSD Thesis - Semester Long (25 points) is designed to produce a 10,000 word critical exposition of knowledge, gained through the student's own efforts to demonstrate a sound understanding of a topic of their choice. Regular meetings will be held with a supervisor to allow students to obtain advice on the study topic and help guide their independent study. Material prepared in any of the following subjects is expected to form an integral part of the final research report:

ABPL40041 Research Methods (Honours)
ABPL90070 Research Methods (Masters)
ABPL90135 Analytical Methods

NOTE: In addition to meeting the required perquisites, students who wish to enrol in this subject should find a supervisor first and get approval from the course coordinator before enrolling in this subject

Intended learning outcomes

This subject aims to develop the student's ability in:

  • Critical thinking and analytical ability;
  • Ability to seek out, evaluate and retrieve information, using appropriate research methods, from multiple sources;
  • Ability to comprehend complex concepts and express them lucidly, orally and textually;
  • Ethics associated with knowledge acquisition and usage; and,
  • Report writing skills.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Critical thinking and analysis;
  • Ability to seek out, retrieve and evaluate information from multiple sources;
  • Understanding and lucid expression of complex concepts in written and oral form;
  • Time management skills;
  • Appreciation and implementation of the ethics associated with knowledge creation and usage;
  • Report writing skills.

Last updated: 13 August 2019