Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Social Science School

Units

6

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

0.5C

Incompatible

PLAN7640, PLAN7641, PLAN7642, POLS7320, POLS7321, POLS7322, SOSC7310, SOSC7311, SOSC7312, SWSP7360, SWSP7361, SWSP7362

Prerequisite

GPA of 5.5 and the agreement of a supervisor

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

10,000 to 12,000-word report

Course coordinator

Program Director

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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

Course description

Students work by themselves, under the individual supervision of a member of the academic staff of one of the following schools: School of Social Science; School of Political Science and International Studies; or School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. This allows students of exceptional ability to engage in a substantial research project. Students need to be self-motivated and self-disciplined and will 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 one of the three Schools. Prospective students must themselves identify and approach a potential supervisor and discuss their proposed research question; supervisors are not assigned by the Program Director, however they can assist in facilitating potential supervisors, if necessary.

This is a restricted entry course and requires prior approval from the Program Director. Students interested in this course should in the first instance download and read through the Expression of Interest form available on the School of Social Science website.

Starting from Semester 2, 2017 the minimum GPA for enrolment has been increased to 5.5.

Full time students wishing to complete the thesis in one semester should enrol in SOSC7100. Part time students wishing to complete the thesis over two semesters should enrol in SOSC7101.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal 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
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Summer Semester, 2011 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable