• Code EMDV8016
  • Unit Value 12 to 24 units
  • Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Keith Barney
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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The thesis is a major piece of guided independent research on a topic agreed between the student and their supervisor. Students design and implement a project to answer their research question, to place the answer in the context of an intellectual tradition, and to communicate it clearly to others. The work must show evidence of wide reading and understanding, of critical analysis and/or appropriate use of advanced research methods, and be at a higher level of development than the major research project. 

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Pose a significant research question relating to Environmental Management and Development;
  2. Investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to Environmental Management and Development, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. Communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium

Indicative Assessment

  1. The assessment items will comprise a research thesis of 20,000 words (exclusive of footnotes, maps, references and appendices) on an approved topic relating to environment and development, showing evidence of extensive reading, critical engagement with advanced conceptual approaches, critical analysis and/or appropriate use of highly developed research methods. There is a penalty of 10% for exceeding this word limit. (100) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

480 hours for 24 units, including a minimum of 13 hours contact with the supervisor. It is the joint responsibility of the student and supervisor to arrange times for face-to-face contact. The supervisor is normally only available for email or face-to-face consultation during teaching weeks of each semester.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, students must - have successfully completed 72 units of ANU courses in the Master of Environmental Management and Development; - have maintained an average of 75% in their courses in the program; and - provide written consent from a supervisor to commence in a specific semester. You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Course materials will be provided on Wattle.

Assumed Knowledge

Recommend you undertake EMDV8008 Research Proposal prior to undertaking this course.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
12 to 24 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
7208 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A
Online
7209 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 Online N/A

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