Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Sharmini Sherrard


Previously coded MAI4040


This unit provides the student with an opportunity to:

  1. take up examples from their own professional work and subject this to detailed analysis with the support of the supervisor - this option only applies to professionals who have been working with NGOs, agencies etc in the field prior to their enrolment; or
  2. to undertake an analysis of a particular theory or case study of importance to the current or future professional development of the student.

In both cases the one-to-one relationship with the expert supervisor ensures that a carefully structured reading and writing program is developed in a manner directly relevant to the research topic.


On the completion of this unit the student will have acquired the capacity to write longer, integrated and sustained critical arguments which would enable the best students to articulate into a Masters by research degree or a PhD:

  1. To provide the student with close access to a high level expert in the field of Crisis Management.
  2. To closely supervise the literature review that the student undertakes.
  3. To ensure that the student develops high competencies in accessing relevant documentary and internet materials.
  4. To enhance the critical analytical and writing skills of the student via intensive discussions with their supervisors.


Research Project (9,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

An average of 10 hours per week in private research and assessment projects.