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GOVT6148: Dissertation Part 1

2020 unit information

This unit of study comprises part 1 of a 10,000 word dissertation for the degree of Master of International Studies. Students must seek the department's permission prior to enrolment.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Government and International Relations

Code GOVT6148
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. expand their knowledge of a specific area within their field in the context of improved knowledge of the field as a whole
  • LO2. acquire and evaluate new knowledge in their field through independent research
  • LO3. approach a topic analytically, creatively, and critically
  • LO4. engage in critical analysis of literature in order to differentiate between academic and policy writing
  • LO5. demonstrate a solid capacity for research enquiry and methodology including the acquisition, evaluation and incorporation of source materials
  • LO6. effectively manage a piece of dedicated research scholarship autonomously in accord with supervisor’s recommendations
  • LO7. communicate effectively in accord with professional academic conventions, including that of writing style, to a high standard.

Unit availability

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There are no availabilities for this year.
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Departmental permission requirements

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