SOCS5551 Master's Dissertation 1
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit forms part of a course dissertation sequence, comprising SOCS5003 Research Design and SOCS5551–3 Master's Dissertation 1–3.
Students who satisfy the prerequisites may write a dissertation (15,000–18,000 words) on a course relevant topic of their choice, provided the topic is approved by a staff member who agrees to supervise the project.
- Students are able to develop the abilities to undertake research at postgraduate level and present their findings in an academic dissertation.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: submission of a dissertation. A final mark is awarded at the completion of dissertation parts 1 to 3. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Farida Fozdar, Associate Professor Jo Elfving-Hwang, Associate Professor Helen Fordham, Dr David Mickler, Dr Kelly Gerard and Associate Professor Jeannette Taylor
- Unit rules
- Students must have achieved 70 per cent
above in SOCS5003 Research Design and have approval of the course coordinator to undertake this unit.
- Contact hours
- contact varies but up to 1 hour a week in a one-to-one meeting with a supervisor or in a small teaching and discussion group
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.