Courses & Units

Research Thesis B HIR763



This unit is for students enrolled in the Master of International Politics and is undertaken following successful completion of all coursework units. Written approval of the Course Coordinator is required to enrol in this unit.  Full-time students will enrol in both HIR762 & HIR763 concurrently in the same semester;  and part-time students will enrol in HIR762 & HIR763 over two consecutive semesters.


Students undertake independent research on an approved subject. The results of the research are reported in a thesis of 15,000 words. Guidance is provided by your appointed supervisor throughout the semester.


Unit name Research Thesis B
Unit code HIR763
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations


Teaching staff

Supervisor as appropriate depending on topic.

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic 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: $3,806.00 090101

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.


Completion of 100 points of coursework in R7Q with a Distinction average

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HSA701, HSA702, HIR799, HSA704, HIR761


Teaching Pattern

Supervised research.


15,000-word thesis commenced in HIR762 and completed in HIR763.

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