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HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BCAH


This honours course helps students to commence the planning, development of their research methodology and writing of their dissertation (12,000-15,000 words) or professional body of work and written exegesis (5,000-8,000 words) or creative writing (10,000 words) and written exegesis (5,000 words). It involves working closely with their supervisor to develop their literature review, reflect on an appropriate methodology, and assess the relevance of particular theoretical or other disciplinary approaches for their topic. It helps students to formulate and critique the feasibility of their research project and to develop an outline and introduction before advancing to the final dissertation course HMT4002.

This two unit course enables students enrolled in the Honours programme to commence their dissertation under supervision. The student shall enrol in either MODULE 1 or MODULE 2. The topic shall be chosen by the student and approved by the supervisor, and may be either the result of original investigations, or embody a critical appraisal or analysis of primary or secondary source material. The dissertation may be (i) fully written (Module 1), comprising 12,000-15,000 words; or (ii) consist of a professional body of work and a written exegesis of 5,000-8,000 words (Module 2). Module 2 is especially suited to BCAH students. This course will normally be followed by HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 June 2022