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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)


This unit provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of a relatively narrow topic within their chosen discipline and to design and conduct research on that topic. Students will produce a dissertation of 15,000-18,000 words on an approved topic selected and researched by the candidate under supervision of a member of academic staff with expertise in the proposed area of research. In the process of preparing their dissertations, students will be required to participate in non-graded honours seminars.


On successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. be able to demonstrate expertise in a specific area of the chosen discipline;
  2. be able to independently design and conduct a research project;
  3. have advanced academic research skills and highly developed academic writing skills;
  4. have produced a coherent, well-organised and professionally presented dissertation in the discipline.


See HUM4000 (B)

Contact hours

1 hour supervisory meeting per week


Undergraduate degree within a School of Humanities, Communications & Social Sciences recognised discipline