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MAR8005 Dissertation, Exegesis or Project

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication
Version produced : 30 December 2013


Pre-requisite: 4 units of completed Postgraduate Study and minimum GPA 5, or approval of Examiner.


Students will undertake a written research dissertation (10,000 words) or a project (5,000 words or equivalent in creative work, plus a written exegesis of 5,000 words). This is an opportunity to work under the guidance of an academic supervisor, and to undertake structured research. The written work may be presented in the format of a research-based paper for publication in an approved academic or professional journal. For creative projects, the creative work can be in the form of exhibition, performance, literary work, film, or other approved format. The exegesis should describe the research process, explain the creative work and place the creative practice undertaken in context. Students should identify and contact a staff member in the appropriate discipline area as soon as possible to discuss an appropriate topic, PRIOR to submitting their project proposal for this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2012 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2012 Online