The Research Project/Report/Thesis option allows Masters program students of exceptional ability to engage in a major research project. 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.

Supervisors are not assigned by the School for this course. Prospective students must identify and approach a potential supervisor and discuss their proposed research question.

There are restrictions placed on entry to these courses. Check the course information page and your course profile for prerequisites and the application forms for further instruction.

All additional costs incurred by students undertaking this course remain the responsibility of the student.who in turn must have the workload capacity to supervise a student.

Course Information

POLS7120 (Research Project (MGPP) Full Time)
POLS7121 (Research Project (MGPP) Part Time Sem 1)
POLS7122 (Research Project (MGPP) Part Time Sem 2)
POLS7220 (Research Project Full Time)
POLS7223 (Research Project Part Time Sem 1)
POLS7224 (Research Project Part Time Sem 2)
POLS7704 (Research Report)
POLS7705 (Research Thesis) (year long commences Sem 1)
POLS7706 (Research Thesis) (year long commences Sem 2)

Application Process

  • Application Form  This application form is a PDF. Please save as course code_your student number and complete online wherever possible.
  • 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.
  • 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 above application form to from your student email account before the due date (For Semester 1 enrollment : 15 January, For Semester 2 enrollment : 15 June and For Summer Semester enrollment where offered: 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.



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