Minor Thesis

Unit code: LCR7902 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Queen
LCR6002 - Research Methods for Criminology
Completion of 96 credit points and an average grade of 75 or over.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

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

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