SWSP9905 Doctor of Social Work Thesis (full-time)
- 96 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- The thesis for the Doctor of Social Work should provide a comprehensive study of the topic under consideration and make a substantial and original contribution to knowledge. It also focuses on the improvement of professional practice through detailed study of practice issues and application of theoretical knowledge.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an advanced familiarity with relevant literature; (2) achieve a high level of critical awareness of themes, issues and debates relevant to the area; (3) relate concepts, theories and research to their practice experience; and (4) where relevant, apply their learning directly in their practice and research settings.
- Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Susan Young
- Unit rules
- SWSP9901 Advanced Research Methods in Social Work Part 1, and SWSP9907 Advanced Research Methods in Social Work Part 2 , and SWSP9907 Advanced Research Methods in Social Work Part 2 and SWSP9902 Advanced Studies in Social Work Part 1 and SWSP9908 Advanced Studies in Social Work Part 2 and SWSP9903 Advanced Theory and Practice in Social Work Part 1 and SWSP9909 Advanced Theory and Practice in Social Work Part 2 and SWSP9910 Research Paradigms in Social Work Studies Part 2
- Contact hours
- intensive supervision
- 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.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.