EMG709 Doctoral Thesis Fulltime (Public Safety) (128)

In order to commence this subject students must have previously presented their research proposal to their Faculty and relevant peers, and received formal Faculty endorsement of their proposal. In this subject students are to enact their research as specified in their research proposal. In consultation with their supervisor, students will write and develop their thesis to the point of preparedness for final examination. The completed thesis must make a substantial contribution to the relevant field of Public Safety.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG709. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Four sessions


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Enrolment Restrictions

Doctor of Public Safety candidates only.

Assumed Knowledge
EMG705 and (EMG506 or EMG706) and EMG707 and EMG708
Incompatible Subjects

MIN745, THL706, THL708

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate advanced competence in methods of social science research
  • be able to demonstrate a higher order knowledge of the scholarly debate relevant to their chosen field of investigation
  • be able to demonstrate higher order skills for both critical analysis of, and constructive contribution to, that debate
  • be able to develop and refine their research for presentation as an examinable thesis in the relevant field of Public Safety.
  • be able to demonstrate the originality of the work embodied in the thesis


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • This is a research subject. Content will be determined by the student in consultation with their supervisor.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.