This unit is designed to help students prepare for the year of thesis writing or exegesis and artefact production ahead. It will guide students through planning, ethics applications and writing strategies.


Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Evaluate critically research projects and theses
  • Design and execute a coherent thesis introduction
  • Plan and manage their own time and project work effectively by prioritising competing demands and deadlines
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge about discipline-specific ethical considerations (including submitting an ethics application, if required)

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Specified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
2.00 6 weeks 12
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
23.00 6 weeks 138


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssessmentIndividual 25% 
AssessmentIndividual 15% 
AssessmentIndividual 60% 2,4 


  • Planning and time management
  • Ethics
  • Writing strategies
  • Evaluation of previous theses
  • The sections of a thesis
  • Analysing and constructing arguments
  • Editing

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.