Courses & Units

Thesis A HIR462

Hobart, Launceston


Full-time students will enrol in both HIR462 & HIR463 concurrently in the same semester;   and part-time students will enrol in HIR462 & HIR463 over two consecutive semesters.


Involves supervised research on a subject that is approved by the Head of Program or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000 word thesis.


Unit name Thesis A
Unit code HIR462
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Supervisor assigned in consultation with Head of Program or Honours Coordinator

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $3,122.00 091105

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



50 points from the list: HIR402, HIR403, HIR404, HIR406, HPP403, HPP409, HPP414, HSS402, HSS403


Teaching Pattern

Supervised research.


15,000 word thesis component commenced in HIR462 and completed in HIR463.  To complete the thesis component, students are expected to develop a thesis plan for review, comment and approval by their supervisor. Following agreement on the thesis plan, students normally conduct a literature review on their topic prior to undertaking more focused research related to the thesis. Drafts of the literature review, focused research and conclusions are prepared and reviewed by the thesis supervisor on an agreed schedule prior to submission of the final 15,000 word thesis

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