• Offered by ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Arts
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Heather Evans
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
    First Semester 2014
    Autumn Session 2014
    Winter Session 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    Spring Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

In this individualised course of study, the primary supervisor guides the individual student through the process of the specific design of their thesis.  Together with the supervisor the student needs to identify the precise research question the thesis will be addressing; the methods required to address the question; and the literature already existent that bears upon the question. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

1) Devise a detailed thesis/research program plan (Assessment 1)

2) identify and apply appropriate modes of analysis, evaluation and comparative critical frameworks (Assessments 1 & 2)

3) communicate research plan and disciplinary theories to peers (Assessment 3)

4) demonstrate the capacity to undertake research planning (All assessments)

Indicative Assessment

The course will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

To successfully complete the course the student will need to have:

1) A Plan of the Thesis (2000-3000 words) (20%) which:

• articulates the subject of the student’s proposed research

• outlines the methodology to be employed

• reviews the relevant literature on the topic

• explains how the proposed research would make an original contribution to the study of the subject, and

• outlines (where relevant) the fieldwork needed to pursue the research. 

2) A written paper that might constitute a literature review; or chapter of the thesis; or (for thesis by paper) a draft of one of the papers (min 5000 words) (40%). For students engaged in practice led research, a body of creative arts research (40%) and;

3) Successful presentation of TPR conducted in front of the student's panel, academics and fellow students.  The oral presentation should include an outline of the thesis and methods to be adopted, and can include presentation of the substantive piece of work. (40%)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

There are no formal classes or specified contact hours but the course is designed on an action learning model and thus requires close contact be maintained between the supervisor and the student. Some disciplines may require you to attend workshops/seminars, your supervisor will advise you if this is required.

Student's should allow 10 hours per week for reading, writing and discussion.

The course will normally commence in the student’s first month of enrolment, and will be considered finished when the student's supervisor has confirmed with the Associate Dean (RT) that all three assessment items have been completed to a satisfactory level. This will usually occur at the point of the TPR or soon after.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1542
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1615 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4104 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4543 01 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2014 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5563 01 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 30 Sep 2014 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8114 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8529 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2014 In Person

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