• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Michael Finch
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

The 24 unit sub-thesis is a requirement of the MA(SS) is a 15,000 word piece of independent research on a subject chosen by the student and approved by the MA Sub-thesis Convenor. The sub-thesis gives students an opportunity to develop their research skills and produce a piece of written research which contributes to the body of strategic studies knowledge. Students are encouraged to seek out topics which are of central research interest to staff in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC). Students wishing to leave open the possibility of further research work or PhD study are strongly encouraged to undertake the sub-thesis and complete the MA(SS) degree. Students are assigned a supervisor at the outset of their research, who will normally be from the SDSC. STST7001 course is for full-time sub-thesis research over one semester.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. pose a significant research question relating to Strategic Studies;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to Strategic Studies, 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. Literature review (15) [LO 1,2]
  2. paper accompanying seminar presentation (15) [LO 1,2]
  3. Thesis (70) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

This course does not have formal classes, persoanl study / research and contact with supervisor is required.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

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 Strategic and Defence Studies Centre 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:
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
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $17280
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $24720
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
2293 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
5283 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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