APG5849 - Research thesis A - 2018

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.



Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Vicki Peel


Director of relevant Graduate Program

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (Flexible)
  • Second semester 2018 (Flexible)


This unit is only available to students enrolled in an Masters degree from the Faculty of Arts. Average of 75 Distinction across 24 credit points of core coursework units; and approval from Course Coordinator.




Students need to contact the Arts Student ServicesArts Student Services (http://future.arts.monash.edu/contact-arts/) desk to enrol in the unit.


Under the supervision of suitable academic staff, students will conduct independent research on an appropriate topic. This research process continues in APG5850 Graduate research thesis B, as a part of which students submit their research thesis.


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

  1. Formulate a research project;
  2. Conduct research independently;
  3. Demonstrate a command of the relevant literature;
  4. Critically analyse the relevant academic literature;
  5. Develop an academically sound argument;
  6. Demonstrate sophisticated written skills.


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 meetings with a supervisor and independent study.

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