No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

POL403 Politics Honours Project/Dissertation (32)


This subject requires research on an approved topic in political science and the submission of a dissertation of 15000 words. The student will devise this task in consultation with the dissertation supervisor.  

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: POL403
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to undertake detailed research into a selected topic and present the findings of that research
  • be able to demonstrate the use of higher level analytical skills
  • be able to demonstrate familiarity with the scholarship of their chosen research field


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Student and supervisor work together to develop an appropriate reading and study program
  • After setting the study program, the student will consult with the supervisor regularly to discuss work, and refine and devlope the project.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.