The minor thesis is for students intending to undertake a PhD and need to undertake a minor thesis to qualify. Under supervision, students choose, design and execute a research thesis. The thesis will involve collecting, analysing and interpreting empirical data and submit a dissertation. The project will be conducted as per VU ethics requirements.

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LCR6002 - Research Methods for Criminology

Completion of 96 credit points and an average grade of 75 or over.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conduct a complex research project including collection and analysis of research data within ethical and practical constraints;  
  2. Synthesise literature, data and experience in the interpreting research findings;  
  3. Exemplify a scholarly approach to develop a concise, clearly structured thesis.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Research Thesis Thesis of 10,000 words 100%

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