The Minor Thesis (MT) is a substantial piece of writing (16,000 words) that can be taken as a component of a number of postgraduate awards, including a Masters by coursework degree (for example, Master of Theological Studies or Master of Divinity) and some Graduate Diplomas, and is the core component of the Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology.
The MT is an important entry point into a Higher Degree by Research award (Masters or Doctorate). To meet the admission requirements for a research degree you need to achieve a mark of 75% or above for the MT.
The MT is examined by two people who have not been your supervisors for the project. This means that there is an independent evaluation of the quality of the research conducted. Achieving 75% or above demonstrates that you have the necessary skills for a more sustained research project.
To get the most out of the MT experience you should be preparing well in advance, and it is recommended that you speak to the Academic Dean or Research Coordinator in your home College at least a semester ahead of time to make sure you have planned for this in your schedule.
Preparing for a Minor Thesis
To get the most out of the Minor Thesis experience, you should prepare well in advance. Consult our guide for information on how to get started.
The unit code and title for the Minor Thesis is RQ9748M Minor Thesis.