Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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




Director of relevant Graduate Program



  • First semester 2016 (Flexible)
  • Second semester 2016 (Flexible)
  • Summer semester A 2016 (Flexible)



Under the supervision of suitable academic staff, students will conduct independent research on an appropriate topic.


Upon successfully completing this subject students will be able to:

  1. Develop a model or conceptualisation of the proposed research project including methodological approach and research questions;
  2. Critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise the literature relevant to the project;
  3. Research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice in their discipline;
  4. Critically analyse and communicate research findings and limitations of the project.


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.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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Approval of Course Coordinator required.