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based on the research findings (5%; 25 minutes). Deadlines for the literature review, thesis and seminar are based on the timing of the research project and are specified below.

In addition, Masters students are expected to attend the School’s general weekly seminar series held during semesters (hurdle requirement). Any students unable to attend a seminar must submit a note of apology to the Convener of the Masters Committee (Dr Ed Newbigin).

Guidelines for Preparation of All Written Work

Candidates are strongly advised to discuss with their supervisor(s) the style of writing to be used before writing begins. In all cases the supervisor(s) should be consulted at the beginning of the work.

Students must adhere to all deadlines and instructions concerning the length of written work. All written work must list the word count (where applicable), title of the work and the student’s name on either the cover page or first page. Any words in excess of the length prescribed for a piece of written work may not be assessed. All word limits are exclusive of words in tables, maps, bibliographies and appendices; footnotes are included in the word limit. Appendices are only appropriate for the thesis and must be limited to supporting material that is genuinely subsidiary to the main argument.

Two copies of all written work must be handed in to the Botany Front Office by 5 pm on the due date. Late submission of a written assignment that is to be assessed may invoke a penalty of five percent (5%) of the total possible score for each working day late unless a case for special consideration has been made to the Masters Committee.

To ensure all students are treated equally, the research component of the School’s Masters program complies with the University of Melbourne policy on special consideration (see http://policy.unimelb.edu.au/UOM0376). Section 5.1.1 describes the circumstances under which an application for special consideration should be made. Section says you should apply for special consideration if you require

an extension of more submitted prior to the Friday in December). written work that is to

than 2 weeks or if the final piece of assessment cannot be date for release of final results to students (generally the first

See Dr Newbigin if you need an extension of time on any be assessed for the research component of your Masters.

NOTE: It is important that you apply for special consideration if you require an extension of more than two weeks or if you are unable to submit your thesis before date for release of final results to students.

International Standard Paper Size A4 should be used. The typing should be 1.5

spaced and a clear that written work

and legible font of at will be double-sided.

least Left

11 point must be used. It and right margins should

is expected be no less

than 30 mm and page numbers should numbered consecutively and clearly.

appear inside the Before producing

margins. Pages should final copies of a piece

be of

written work,


and choice of


should are of

ensure that all the spelling, an appropriate standard and

grammar, punctuation that the bibliography is

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