PAIS402H Political and International Studies Hons Dissertation

Updated: 24 October 2018
Credit Points 24
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Year Long Honours - Period 1 Online
Armidale Year Long Honours - Period 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Mandatory By arrangement
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites PAIS401H (part-time students)
Co-requisites PAIS401H (full-time students)
Restrictions ASSO400 or ASSO402H or INRE400 INRE402H or POLS400 or POLS402H

Honours candidates only

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Tim Battin (
Unit Description

This unit is based on a dissertation. Students are required to research and write a thesis on a political and international studies topic relating to their own interests. The topic is to be developed in consultation with their supervisor. This unit allows the student to explore and analyse in considerable depth a significant theory, policy or trend in political and international studies.

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 Assessment 1 100% 15,000
Assessment Notes


Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply advanced critical thinking skills and well developed judgement to formulate intellectually significant questions pertaining to a selected area of Political and International Studies;
  2. demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methods and apply initiative and judgement to independently plan and execute a piece of research;
  3. apply advanced critical analysis of a broad range of research materials from various resources in order to answer their dissertation question; and
  4. generate solutions to the student's own question and research and write an extended research dissertation presenting a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas.