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The Research Project/Report/Thesis option allows students of exceptional ability to engage in a major research project. Prospective students must themselves identify and approach a potential supervisor and discuss their proposed research question; supervisors are not assigned by the School for this course. Students are required to not only be self-motivated and self-disciplined, but also to determine and develop their own project in consultation with their supervisor. There are restrictions placed entry to these courses, as such students interested in this course should in the first instance contact the School via email to pols@uq.edu.au or phone (07) 3346 9544 The Semester Before Commencement to confirm their eligibility to apply. All additional costs incurred by students undertaking this course remain the responsibility of the student.

Student eligibility fill be examined in the following areas: - Grade point average (GPA): successful applicants would be expected to have achieved a program GPA of 5 or better in their Masters program - Progression through degree : successful applicants would be expected to be in the final semesters of their studies (or have completed at least #16 units in the program) - Viability of project : the project outline will be reviewed to determine its quality, viability and feasibility. - Availability of supervisor : research projects must be of direct interest to an academic staff member within the school, who in turn must have the workload capacity to supervise a student.



Application Process

  • Step 1: Students considering undertaking the research report are required to attend an information session held in the School in a semester prior to their intended semester of study. (The next information will be held on FIND DATE)
  • Step 2: Compile a 500 word research outline. This should include - Theoretical framework, Statement of the problem, Methodology, Limitations of the research and Significance of the topic.
  • Step 3: Submit the research outline and the appropriate application form to pols@uq.edu.au before the due date (For Semester 1 enrollment : 15 January, For Semester 2 enrollment : 15 June and For Summer Semester enrollment : 15 October)
  • Students will be notified of the outcome of their application to their student email address approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of semester.