Minor Thesis

Course code SOCA6500
Not available in 2015


Designed for students with a distinction grade average in 80 units of the courses for Coursework Master of Social Science degree. It enables them to pursue a minor thesis option for the last 40 units of the degree. Students are expected to complete a 15,000-20,000 word minor thesis on a topic selected in consultation with a nominated supervisor from the School of Social Sciences.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

Learning Outcomes

1. Acquire the scholarly skills and self-confidence to conceptualise, research and compose a substantive piece of social science research;

2. Gain contextualised understanding of advanced approaches to social science studies;

3. Develop research and reflective skills relevant to advanced study in the social sciences;

4. Develop written and oral communication skills appropriate for a professional and scholarly environment.


The coursework thesis shall consist of the preparation of a 15,000-20,000 word thesis on a selected topic in social sciences under the supervision of a full-time lecturer. Chapter drafts will be due throughout the semester.

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate degree with major in social science or related area; and 80 units of coursework masters courses completed with distinction grade average.

Assessment Items

Thesis: Thesis

Contact Hours

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Contact hours is the equivalent of self directed learning and individual supervision as negotiated with the supervisor.