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RLST4112: Studies in Religion Honours Thesis 2

The Honours thesis is a supervised research project that is 20,000 words in length. In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Studies in Religion. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Studies in Religion Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.

Code RLST4112
Academic unit Studies in Religion
Credit points 18

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

  • LO1. design a research project appropriate to the scope of a Studies in Religion Honours thesis
  • LO2. apply for ethics approval for the project, if required
  • LO3. clearly state the research problem to be addressed, the aims of the thesis and the significance of their research
  • LO4. work independently to build a bibliography and to collect and define a set of evidence to be analysed in the thesis
  • LO5. demonstrate advanced understanding of theories and methodologies used in Studies in Religiong, such as comparative philology, appropriate to their research project
  • LO6. exhibit an advanced ability to present a clear argument, based on independent research in the subject area and a sound grasp of the approaches appropriate to work in Studies in Religion
  • LO7. respond appropriately to feedback given by their research supervisor(s)

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.