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Minor Thesis

Code: RQ9748M
Points: 48

The Minor Thesis provides training for students in development of research skills and tests their capacity to undertake research. It may serve as a pathway into higher degrees by research. The Minor Thesis:

  • demonstrates a contribution to knowledge through investigation of its subject and the presentation of original research or independent analysis
  • is 16,000 words in length, inclusive of all elements except the bibliography
  • may be presented in a format other than a written essay but equivalent to it, provided that permission for an alternative form of presentation is sought and granted when the topic of the Minor Thesis is approved

Discipline: Research Thesis

Study level: Postgraduate Elective


  • A person may apply to a College of the University to enrol in the Minor Thesis if that person is eligible to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Divinity


Further information

  • Refer to the Minor Thesis Policy.
  • The student or applicant for the Minor Thesis is assisted by the College Research Coordinator in preparation of a topic and identification of a suitable supervisor who meets the requirements of this policy.
  • Where the Minor Thesis requires research involving human subjects, or material not in the public domain, the student must submit an application to the Human Research Ethics Committee prior to commencing research.