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 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSustainability Environment and Society
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Libby Porter


Previously coded GYM5490A


A major research paper enables students to consolidate the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills acquired in a research context. This unit comprises half of a major 24-point research project, to be undertaken in conjunction with APG5781 Implementing Environment and Sustainability Research project, and focuses on research conceptualisation, design and preparation.


On successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. gained skills in research project formulation and methodology
  2. consolidated the knowledge and skills gained in the coursework components of the course
  3. acquired the capacity to complete and report on a research project in a professional manner.


Research paper (9,000 words): 100%
Assessed in conjunction with APG5781

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Students participate in research design and methodology workshops. Hours and dates to be arranged.


Students wishing to take this unit must gain permission from the Unit Coordinator. The following criteria for entry will apply: grade point average of 75% or above in the core and elective units; development of a maximum 1-page project proposal to the satisfaction of the Unit Coordinator, and supervisory capacity for the proposed topic. The 1-page proposal must include: a statement of the research topic; a justification of that topic; and a statement about how the project will be undertaken.