Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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

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

FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSouth Africa School of Social Sciences
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2015 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Charles Villet


Under the guidance of an allocated supervisor, students will complete a research dissertation. The research dissertation will be based on the approved proposal done in the first semester.. Students will meet with their supervisor on a regular basis and will be required to submit bi-monthly reports on dissertation related writing assignments.


  1. Complete a research dissertation under the supervision of an academic supervisor.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to develop and sustain an argument within the dissertation.
  3. Critically assess relevant primary and secondary literature in support of the dissertation topic and argument.
  4. Critically assess and review relevant theories for the theoretical framework of the dissertation.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of data collection, analysis and interpretation methods appropriate to the nature of the dissertation.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the methodological approaches and design and development requirements in a particular sub-discipline under investigation.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to report on research findings and present the final dissertation.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS4779, AZA4312, AZA4741