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EDPZ6720: Dissertation

2024 unit information

The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methodology unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Education

Code EDPZ6720
Academic unit Education
Credit points 12
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. see Canvas site

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Supervision Remote
Semester 2 2021
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Supervision Remote
Semester 1 2022
Supervision Remote
Semester 2 2022
Supervision Remote
Semester 1 2023
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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