^ POAD9050B - Master of Public Administration Dissertation (4.5/18 units)
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This is a component of an 18 unit topic. Students must enrol in other components and complete the full number of units for the topic.
The topic involves supervised individual reading and research leading to the production of a dissertation of about 20,000 words in length in an area of public administration, management and/or policy. The dissertation will be assessed by at least two examiners, at least one of whom is external to Flinders University. The supervisor will not be an examiner.
The Master of Public Administration dissertation involves supervised individual reading and research in an area of public administration, public policy or public management, culminating in the production of a dissertation of about 20,000 words in length.Through the dissertation the student should have developed sufficient appreciation of research methods, and the relevant research literature in order to analyse, in reasonable depth, actual examples of public administration, public policy or public management.
Expected learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete the dissertation must demonstrate:
a capacity to undertake independent research on the chosen topic
a capacity to design their research methodology and present it at seminars and, if appropriate, prepare related documentation for the approval of relevant university committees
a capacity to communicate the findings of their research in the written work submitted for examination
a capacity to verbally present the findings of their research to their peers
Key dates and timetable
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