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HYM5045 - Renaissance Research Project

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Carolyn James


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


Students undertaking the Master of Renaissance Studies who wish to undertake sustained research on a topic of their choice, and who may wish to proceed to a higher degree by research will take this unit, as advised by the unit co-ordinator. Students will complete an 18,000 word research project, working closely with a supervisor with expertise in the area of the research. They will receive training in research methodology and historiography.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Review a specific body of research in the field of Renaissance Studies and demonstrate a command of that literature.
Identify and develop key research questions. Develop and implement a research project in the field of Renaissance Studies.
Critically investigate a key issue in Renaissance Studies.
Critically write up research findings.
Construct a critical argument that is sustained by data.
Construct a cumulative argument across an 18000 word dissertation.
Undertake independent research with supervisory consultation.


Dissertation (18000 words):100%

Contact hours

Students will engage in supervision weekly. This may be conducted electronically on-line, via the telephone, video conferencing, or face-to-face, depending on the location of the student.


A credit average in 48 points at 4th level undertaken as part of the Master of Renaissance Studies program