Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
Prerequisites
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ POAD9050C - Master of Public Administration Dissertation (4.5/18 units)
Enrolment not permitted
POAD9000B has been successfully completed
Course context

This topic is taught and assessed as a continuum.

Topic description

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.

Educational aims

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
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a capacity to undertake independent research on the chosen topic
  2. Demonstrate a capacity to design research methodology and present it at seminars and, if appropriate, prepare related documentation for the approval of relevant university committees
  3. Demonstrate a capacity to communicate the findings of your research in the written work submitted for examination
  4. Demonstrate a capacity to verbally present the findings of your research to peers

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.