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MAR8003 Master of Arts Project A

Short Description: Master of Arts Project A
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
ASCED code : 090399 - Studies in Human Society n.e.c
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in MSTA or MARA or MAEP.
Students in the MSTA or MARA must have successfully completed HMT4005 or BCA8002 or HMT4007 (or equivalent). Students in the MAEP must have successfully completed PUB8001 (or equivalent).

Other Requisites

It is recommended students successfully complete a minimum of four Masters level courses before enrolling in MAR8003.


This two-unit course enables students enrolled in the Master of Arts program to commence their research project, which may be either a traditional thesis, or a practice-led thesis with creative work and exegesis. A traditional thesis shall be based on a topic chosen by the student and approved by the supervisor, and may be either the result of original investigations, or embody a critical appraisal or analysis of primary or secondary source material. A practice-led thesis will include an exegesis and creative work/s and will enable students to explore at an advanced level the intersection between theory and practice. The research project commenced in MAR8003 will be continued in MAR8004, and finalised in either MAR8004 (for a 4-unit thesis) or MAR8008 (for a 6-unit thesis).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022