Year One Thesis A contributes to the research student’s progress towards the production of a Year One Thesis in an approved thesis format for internal examination. In this unit of study the student will be expected to demonstrate significant progress towards completion of the year one thesis, laying the foundation of the work to complete the Year One Thesis to be undertaken in UGR7904 Year One Thesis B.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The student will enrol in Year One Thesis units to the total value of 36 credit points. Throughout the Year 1 program, the student will demonstrate substantial progress towards completion of the Year One Thesis through formal meetings with their academic supervisor, who will provide formative feedback. On completion (the submission of UGR7902), the Year One Thesis will be examined by a single examiner internal to VU. In cases where a student achieves a 70% minimum average across the Coursework units but a grade of either 45-49% or 65– 69% in the thesis, the student will be given an opportunity to revise and resubmit, with maximum final grades being no more than 50% or 70% respectively. The examination process will be overseen by ORTQI.
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.