Thesis Part-time A
Unit code: HAM530
|Credit points||25 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||1 Hour per Week|
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of core and elective units of study.|
Related course(s)From 2008, a unit of study in the Master of Arts (Media and Communications).
Aims and objectives
This subject aims to provide students with an opportunity to extend their analytical, research and academic writing skills while exploring a topic in depth.
The thesis should demonstrate:
§ A sound structure
§ A substantial and critical review of existing literature in the research area
§ A sound description and justification of research method used in any empirical component of the research
§ A good description and presentation of research findings
§ A well argued presentation, including well-argued conclusions and implications of the research
Students have the option to write an academic dissertation (20,000 words) or research report, case study or other form of industry related, consultancy-based research (20,000 words). The nature of the examinable outcome of the "thesis" component can be negotiated with the student's supervisor.
Students will be required to evidence satisfactory progress against benchmarks for the semester’s work that has been negotiated with their supervisor.
HAM530 is the first semester component of the Part-time thesis option. Students are expected to demonstrate satisfactory progress towards the development of their thesis or examinable outcome during this semester. Progress will be measured in terms of a number of benchmarks to be achieved. These include the completion of an outline with appropriate literature review and statement of methodology, as well as the completion of at least two draft chapters.
Students must also successfully complete HAM531 Thesis Part-time B in a subsequent semester to achieve a final thesis result.
Generic skills outcomes
Students are expected to develop a number of graduate attributes, resulting in graduates who are:
- Capable in their chosen professional areas.
- Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community.
- Operate effectively and ethically in work and community situations.
- Adaptable and manage change.
- Aware of local and international environments.
Under the guidance of a supervisor, students will source and develop a list of recommended readings as part of their literature review.