Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Social & Behavioural Sciences

School

Politic Sc & Internat Studies

Units

6

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

0.5

Incompatible

GT858, GO859, GO860, POLS7221, 7223 and 7224

Assessment methods

Attendance, Research Plan, Essay

Course coordinator

Dr M. Weber

Current course offerings

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Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

POLS7220 Research Thesis is a #6 unit major research project undertaken over one semester. Students work by themselves, under the individual supervision of a member of the academic staff of the School of Political Science and International Studies. The research report allows students of exceptional ability to engage in a substantial research project. POLS7220 requires not only that students be self-motivated and self-disciplined, but that they also determine and develop their own project in consultation with their supervisor. At the outset of their research, 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 the preparation of a 10,000 to 12,000-word report. 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 School. 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 http://www.polsis.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=107077. Full time students wishing to complete the research report in one semester should enrol in POLS7220. Part time students wishing to complete the research report over two semesters should enrol in POLS7223 for semester 1 commencement or POLS7224 for semester 2 commencement.

Archived offerings

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