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HYM5070 - Research project in history

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Michael Hau


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


Students undertake a reading program and research project in an area of history and on a topic decided in consultation with the course coordinator and potential supervisor. Students will carry out their research and write a research paper under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.


A student successfully completing HYM5070 will be able to demonstrate:

  1. the ability to plan, implement and complete a research program in a specific field of history under the supervision of academic staff;
  2. a comprehensive knowledge of the main themes, questions and issues of a particular field of historical studies;
  3. an awareness of the major methodological, theoretical and thematic issues raised by their project;
  4. an ability to develop sound conclusions and interpretations based upon the critical analysis of a range of evidence; and
  5. the fluent, effective and coherent communication of research findings and relevant theoretical and conceptual conclusions.


Research paper 9000 words 100%

Contact hours

1-2 hours of meetings per week with supervisor