Our students produce a wide variety of interesting work on an eclectic range of salient and timely topics relating to media, communications and the social aspects of technology. One of the key projects of CNM students is the honours thesis where students develop their own research questions, conduct independent fieldwork and analyse their data under close guidance from their supervisors. In other CNM modules, students also undertake other research projects such as product proposals and business plans.

Honours Theses from previous batches of students is listed here.


Criteria for NM4401 Honours Thesis

NM4401 Honours Thesis (15 MCs) is optional. The Honours Thesis/Project is not compulsory for the Honours Degree. Students who do not read the Honours Thesis/Project can read with the Independent Studies Module (ISM) or other level-4000 modules in their respective majors.

The criteria for reading NM4401 are as follow:

  1. Students must be on the Honours track and have completed 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the major, with a minimum CAP of 3.20 and SJAP of 4.00;
  2. Read and pass NM4102;

Project selection:
Students may select a topic by examining the list of faculty research interests. Alternatively, students may formulate their own projects and locate a supervisor.

Each thesis submission is assessed by two academic staff. Please note the following submission requirements:

  • Thesis should be printed double-sided. Non-compliance will result in an automatic 5-point deduction;
  • The style of the thesis should be bold;
  • Two ring-bound copies of the thesis should be produced;
  • A digital version (PDF) of the thesis should be submitted to the IVLE workbin


Guidelines and Forms

Honours Thesis Proposal AY2017/18 (Semester 2)
Honours Thesis Proposal AY2018/19 (Semester 1)
DERC Requirements
Honours Thesis Guidelines
Honours Thesis Evaluation Criteria (Humanities)
Honours Thesis Evaluation Criteria (Social Sciences)
Ethical Review Guidelines
Honours Thesis Briefing Session
Honours Thesis Approval Form


Important Dates

Honours Thesis Deadline for those allocated NM4401 in AY2017/2018 (Semester 2)

6 Apr 2018, 5pm                                     Students to inform department of any changes in Honours Thesis title/topic between the original research proposal submitted in Week 1 and the revised final research
20 Apr 2018, 5pm   Submission of Honours Thesis to CNM General Office


Honours Thesis for AY2018/2019 (Semester 1) 

Deadlines for AY2017/2018 (Semester 2)
31 Jan 2018 Submission of Honours Thesis Proposal to supervisor
20 Feb 2018      Submission of Honours Thesis Proposal to CNM General Office
15 Nov 2018, 5 pm Submission of Honours Thesis

Honours Thesis for AY2018/2019 (Semester 2)

Deadlines for AY2018/2019 (Semester 1)
31 Aug 2018 Submission of Honours Thesis Proposal to supervisor
12 Sep 2018 Submission of Honours Thesis Proposal to CNM General Office
18 Apr 2019, 5 pm Submission of Honours Thesis