Courses & Units

Dissertation ESG706

Launceston

Note:

whose planned research work for this unit can be completed within one semester and therefore does not require Ethics Approval (for example, solely theoretical investigations).

Introduction

ESG706 is a major piece of independent research work, suitable for candidates seeking further entry to Higher Degree Research (such as Ed.D. or PhD). Candidates are required to work with a supervisor to plan and implement a research study or theoretical enquiry and write a 12,000 to 15,000 word dissertation. High level academic skills are required. The topic may be closely related to the student`s professional practice. If the planned research calls for methods that require Ethics Approval (for example, interviews, focus groups, involvement with children, etc), candidates are strongly encouraged to enrol in ESG704 followed by ESG705 instead.

Summary

Unit name Dissertation
Unit code ESG706
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Megan Short
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate specialist knowledge on a selected topic through the completion of a major independent research task.
  • analyse a range of appropriate literature to identify an issue and articulate a valid research question.
  • develop and implement a methodology appropriate to the research question.
  • communicate findings and implications.
  • present a research dissertation in an appropriate format for external examination, including use of academic language, correct citation and referencing conventions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
079999 $996.00 $996.00 not applicable $4,216.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

ESM708

Teaching

AssessmentThesis (100%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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