The Minor Thesis is a 16000-word thesis available as a Postgraduate elective unit of study worth 48 points, or as a single unit enrolment. This may be taken in a single semester or across two semesters (please note that the semesters must be consecutive). The Minor Thesis is a significant experience for students considering enrolment in higher degree research. HDR degrees at the University require applicants to demonstrate they have completed a minor thesis of this nature to a high standard. For many students, the Minor Thesis will be their first experience of an extended piece of research and writing. Students who wish to take a Minor Thesis should consult with their College course advisor in the first instance.