Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Social & Behavioural Sciences

School

Politic Sc & Internat Studies

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

0.5C

Incompatible

GO847

Assessment methods

Reading reports/essays

Course coordinator

Dr M. Weber

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

POLS7207 Independent Study is a #2 unit research essay undertaken over one semester. The independent study option allows students of exceptional ability to engage in a minor research project. The course is particularly useful for postgraduate coursework students who wish to investigate a topic of interest not covered by other postgraduate courses. Students work by themselves, with guidance from a member of academic staff of the School of Political Science and International Studies. POLS7207 requires not only that the student be self-motivated and self-disciplined, but that they also determine and develop their own study project in consultation with their academic advisor. At the outset of their independent study, it is vital for students to swiftly identify and focus upon a clear research question. The semester then involves independent reading and research, regular contact between student and supervisor, and finally the preparation of a 6,000-word essay. This course can only be undertaken if the planned project is of immediate interest to a supervisor in the School. Prospective students must themselves identify and approach a potential supervisor and discuss their proposed research question; supervisors are not assigned by the School. This is a restricted entry course and requires prior approval from the relevant Postgraduate Program Director. Students interested in this course should in the first instance contact the School's Senior Administration Officer (Academic) for further advice several weeks prior to the beginning of semester. The application form is available at www.polsis.uq.edu.au//docs/psis_ind_study_app.pdf.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2013 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile