Research Preparation (GOVT3994)


This unit assists students to build towards a better fourth year honours dissertation. It considers the construction of a dissertation topic, planning the research, bibliographic searches, and writing the dissertation. The unit devotes a considerable amount of time to exercises designed to help students envisage their honours dissertation and plan fruitful lines of inquiry.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x1500wd Thesis review (20%), 1x1500wd Thesis comparison (20%), 1x3000wd Thesis prospectus (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


12 Senior credit points from Government and International Relations and GOVT2991, each at the level of Credit or better



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.