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EDPZ6724 - Dissertation Part 1
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 1, 2
Department permission required for enrolment in the following session(s): 1, 2
Prerequisites: submit a proposal and have it approved prior to enrolling
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Hirsh

Classes: several meetings/discussions with supervisor

Assessment: satisfactory progress during semester; students then must enrol in EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2 the following semester.

The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methods unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development. This unit is part one of the Dissertation which runs over two semesters; therefore, students must also enroll in EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2 in the following semester..
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