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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Andy Butfoy


Previously coded PLM5000


Students will have an opportunity to conduct in-depth research into a topic of their choice under staff supervision.


Upon successfully completing this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate developed skills to read critically material from, and acquire knowledge of, a selected field of international relations.
  2. Demonstrate developed skills in presenting such knowledge in an academically sound and convincing manner.
    1. Identify and develop a specific topic in the field of international relations for investigation;
    2. demonstrate an awareness and command of the available sources; and
    3. present a clear, logically ordered and sustained argument which meets high scholarly standards.


Written work consisting of an 18,000 word research dissertation: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andy Butfoy

Contact hours

0.5 hour supervisory meeting per fortnight


Students must have a distinction plus (70%+) in the two core units of the Master of International Relations program.