ARTS502 Dissertation Unit

Updated: 14 October 2019
Credit Points 12
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Armidale Year Long 1 Online
Armidale Year Long 1 On Campus
Armidale Year Long 2 Online
Armidale Year Long 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in MA and 12cp at 500-level in a relevant subject passed at distinction level or better and permission of unit coordinator; or candidature in MAppThSt and permission of unit coordinator; or candidature prior to 2019 in MA or GradDipHumanities and permission of unit coordinator
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ECTW402

The topic of the dissertation must relate to the relevant discipline area in which the student is enrolled.

This dissertation unit is typically taken towards the end of the program of study.

Prior to enrolling in this unit students must gain the written approval of a supervisor (following submission of their project proposal form) and the unit coordinator prior to the commencement of trimester.

For further details and application form, see Enrolling in ARTS501 or ARTS502 on the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences website.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Fincina Hopgood (
Unit Description

This unit allows the student to propose a dissertation topic of their own choice from within the fields of study of Arts disciplines, subject to the approval of the topic by the unit coordinator. The dissertation will be 12,000 words in length.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Dissertation 100% 12,000 or equivalent
Assessment Notes

Equivalent for modes of presentation consistent with particular discipline standards.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. research, investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex ideas and sources independently and generate knowledge;
  2. organise ideas and knowledge coherently in a sustained presentation, in written form and/or other appropriate mode of expression;
  3. demonstrate advanced understanding and application of disciplinary principles and research methodologies to develop a topic or project in depth and with a high level of autonomy; and
  4. apply knowledge and skills in scholarship and/or professional practice with initiative and judgement.