SWSP4536 Dissertation

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit involves supervised research leading to the submission of a research dissertation of up to 15,000 words on an approved topic. In preparation for the dissertation, research seminars are generally conducted in seminars throughout Semester 1. Ongoing individual and group support is provided during the year.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an advanced ability to design and implement a feasible research project using methods appropriate to the topic and (2) achieve a high level of critical awareness of the themes, issues and debates relating to the research topic in the presentation and analysis of findings and drawing on relevant literature.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: successful completion of dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Susan Young
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Social Work (11550)
Contact hours
seminars: 2 hours per week; individual supervision: 8 hours
  • 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.