Part 8: Thesis Route

Purpose and Requirements of the Thesis

The Thesis must make a significant, original contribution to the body of knowledge in a given discipline. It must show that the student:

  • Is familiar with the published literature in the Thesis’ subject area;
  • Is competent to complete independent research and present the findings;
  • Has used appropriate research methods;
  • Has applied appropriate levels of critical analysis.

The SGS specifies the following requirements for the Thesis:

  • The Thesis must consist of original student research work;
  • The student is responsible for writing the Thesis;
  • The student must orally defend the Thesis:
  • The Thesis remains the intellectual property of the student.

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