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ALX709 - Writing a Thesis: Theory, Methodology and Practice

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit chair:A Mc Culloch

Students must have completed a minimum of four credit points of course work. Students must submit a research proposal and be appointed a supervisor before enrolling and should contact the Course Director for further information


Student must be enrolled in course A748 or A764

Incompatible with:

AAR410, AAR412, AAR710, AAR712

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week conducted at Deakin Prime.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit will cover selected theoretical models relevant for scholarly and creative theses. It will include studies in image and text, psychological, political and gender theories with an interest in the history of ideas that have contributed to change and development in these areas from modernism to post-modernism and beyond. Attention will be given to methodologies in research practice with application to individual theses under-going development.


Essay 3000 words 40% - Aspects of theoretical and interpretative research

Essay 3000 words 40% - Strategies and Methodologies

Annotated bibliography 2000 words 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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