• 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 2015
    First Semester 2015
    Autumn Session 2015
    Winter Session 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    Spring Session 2015
    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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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
1535 01 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015 31 Mar 2015 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2469 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1472 01 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 30 Jun 2015 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1496 01 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 24 Jul 2015 30 Sep 2015 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2450 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1462 01 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 23 Oct 2015 31 Dec 2015 In Person

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