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AUS5003 - Research Project in Australian Studies

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Andrew Hassam


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


The special research project offers students an opportunity to undertake an extended supervised research project in Australian Studies. The project is normally undertaken over the course of 13 weeks during a semester unit 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.


Essay or research project of 9000-10,000 words or the equivalent of two publishable articles (9000-10,000 words total): 100%


An approved complement of 4th years subjects totaling 48 pts with a credit average or better