• Offered by Department of International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Diplomacy
  • Areas of interest Diplomacy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Eglantine Raux ep Staunton
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

This course requires the completion of a 15,000 word research thesis. Students research a topic of importance to diplomacy in consultation with their supervisor. The thesis is to be completed part-time over two consecutive semesters. The thesis will develop students' research, writing and argumentation skills on an issue of importance to them and to diplomacy as a practice and field of study. Students are invited to formulate a research question that guides their project and which is of central research interest to academics in the field of diplomacy. Students should consider an intellectual question, problem or issue which can be presented in the expected academic format. Students are expected to be energetic self-starters, work independently and challenge analytical obstacles as they arise. At certain stages of the writing process, students will receive feedback on their progress from a thesis supervisor . While the supervisor will not comment on the thesis in its entirety, it is expected that students will apply any given feedback to subsequent chapters of the thesis. Two weeks prior to submission, students will have the opportunity to present their research design and findings to faculty, and receive further suggestions for improvement.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Pose a significant research question relating to Diplomacy;
  2. Investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to Diplomacy, 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. Thesis proposal (2,000 words) (15) [LO 1]
  2. Literature review (3,000 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Final thesis (15,000 words) (70) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

20 hours per week over two semesters

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

This course requires a permission code to enrol. Students must: • have successfully completed 48 units of ANU courses in the Master of Diplomacy; • 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 Department of International Relations to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

N/A

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:
14
Unit value:
12 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.

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Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3651 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 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
6641 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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