• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject International Relations
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Political Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Douglas MacKay
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
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The final component of the Master of International Relations (Advanced) is a 15,000 word thesis on a topic the student devises in consultation with their supervisor.

A thesis might apply an established theory to a new body of evidence or set of cases.  It might try to develop a new theory about well known evidence.  A major part of the thesis writing process is establishing what research question you will ask and how you will go about answering that question.

The thesis should be an extended argument addressing an intellectual question, problem or issue. As it is 15,000 words in length it must be divided into a number of sections or chapters, with an introduction and conclusion.

Indicative Assessment

5000 words of preparatory work is required in the form of a literature review (3000 words) and thesis proposal (2000 words).


Final assessment is based on the 15,000 word thesis examined by two academics.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

This course requires a permission code to enrol. Students must obtain the written agreement of an identified supervisor and have maintained a 70% average over the course of the degree in order to enrol.

You will need to contact the Department of International Relations to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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:
1
Unit value:
24 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
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $15360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $21840
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2756 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7719 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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