Minor Thesis (48 points)


To Be Advised, Associate Dean (Postgraduate and Research) (coordinator)
Semesters 1 or 2, 2019
Day and time to be negotiated
The purpose of the Minor Thesis is to demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge in one or more disciplines and to assess the capacity of the candidate to undertake further independent research and learning. Students undertaking the Minor Thesis will be expected to show advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills that enable them to review, consolidate, synthesise and evaluate critically a broad body of knowledge. Students undertake their research with a suitably qualified supervisor in the chosen discipline of study.

Eligible students may apply to enrol in a Minor Thesis either as a single subject enrolment or as part of a postgraduate coursework award. Students may elect to take the Minor Thesis in a single semester, or across two consecutive semesters. The Minor Thesis is 16,000-words in length, inclusive of all elements except its bibliography.

A student who receives a final mark of Distinction (75%) or above may, subject to meeting all other admission requirements, apply for admission to a higher degree by research at UDiv.

Students should discuss the option of undertaking a Minor Thesis with the Associate Dean (Postgraduate & Research) during the semester prior to enrolling in the Minor Thesis. Students who have agreed a research topic with an appropriate supervisor may enrol in the Minor Thesis at the beginning of the semester. Students must complete a Minor Thesis Outline, together with the supervisor, and return an electronic version of the Outline for approval to the Associate Dean (Postgraduate & Research) one week prior to the census date of the semester in which the essay is begun.
For further information, see the University of Divinity website

Census Dates

Semester 1   Tuesday 19 March
Semester 2   Tuesday 20 August


To Be Advised, Associate Dean (Postgraduate and Research)