Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Laws (63Y)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 5 Years, up to a maximum of 11 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Intensive Session Jun
Launceston
Semester 1
Cradle Coast
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Intensive Session Jun
Launceston
Semester 1
This on-campus 5-year full-time course is offered by the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Law and is available at Hobart. The first year only is also offered at the Launceston and Cradle Coast campus. This course may be studied part-time.

The BPsychSc component of this combined degree is a specialist program with a broad vocational orientation. The program has been designed to equip graduates with knowledge and skills relevant to their intended careers by providing an opportunity to undertake a minor in relevant disciplines in conjunction with their psychology major. The BPsychSc component also provides preparation for further study in postgraduate programs such as counselling, criminology and corrections, health management, marketing, rehabilitation counselling, and social work, or in psychology.

The Bachelor of Laws component is the basic academic preparation for persons who wish to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. The course also has wider applicability in developing the attributes and skills inherent in a general university education. Students develop the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories and doctrines thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.

A degree in law is the first step towards entering the legal profession. After graduating from the University, a law student wishing to practise in Tasmania is required to undertake a 6 month Legal Practice course.

Graduates who completed the APAC accredited 3-year sequence in psychology (major in Psychology plus a minor in Behavioural Science) will be eligible for entry the BPsychSc(Hons) program, the pathway to postgraduate professional training in psychology and subsequent professional registration for practice as a psychologist.

The objectives of the combined degree courses are those of the component degrees. Reference should be made to the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Laws course entries.

Career outcomes

A law degree is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner. Today, however, employers from a widening range of disciplines value the skills that law graduates possess. A range of career choices lie open to law graduates as a solicitor, barrister, industry legal officer or ministerial adviser, as well as in legal aid, community legal centres, the Attorney-General's department, law reform commissions, consumer affairs, environment, foreign affairs, police, legal drafting, politics, banking, finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.

BPsychSc graduates have knowledge, analytical, research and interpersonal skills with a high degree of application in areas such as health, education, justice, welfare, business, employment and training. Students are able to structure their course to incorporate a major, minor or student electives in areas which suit their career choice, or to equip them for a range of career options. Graduates are also able to progress to postgraduate training and careers in professional areas, such as counselling, criminology and corrections, social work and psychology

Professional Recognition

The Law component meets the requirements of the accrediting body, the Tasmanian Board of Legal Education. After graduating from the University, a law student wishing to practise in Tasmania is required to undertake a 6 month Legal Practice course. Under the mutual recognition scheme, after gaining admission and obtaining a practising certificate in Tasmania lawyers can practise in another state of Australia without having to obtain a practising certificate in the latter jurisdiction.

International students should address such enquiries to the relevant authority in their home country.

The Psychology major (pre-honours pathway) in combination with a Behavioural Science minor meets the requirements for an APAC accredited 3-year sequence in psychology. Graduates completing this sequence will be eligible to apply for the BPsychSc(Hons) program, and subsequent progression to postgraduate professional training in psychology and professional registration for practice as a psychologist.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Psychological Science-Bachelor of Laws is a five-year degree. Progression to Year 2 Law requires completion of 100pts (8 units) in first year Bachelor of Psychological Science component or another degree if appropriate units have been studied. The first year must include the units LAW121 and LAW122). There is a total quota of 200 places for all second year Law students. Students will be ranked based on their academic performance in their first year of study. Should they not be successful in progressing to Year 2, they may be able to continue their studies in a Bachelor degree related to their first year studies.  For course structure purposes, this degree is regarded as following the Specialist 1 degree model.

Bachelor of Psychological Science component:

In the Bachelor of Psychological Science component, you study a major, minor and student electives.

  • A Psychology major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced units;
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate level units, chosen from a schedule of acceptable Bachelor of Psychological Science minors.  Students considering further study and a career in psychology need to complete a Behavioural Science minor to be eligible to progress to Psychology Honours and postgraduate professional training;
  • Student Electives: 2 introductory level units from any other study area in the University that you have the prerequisites to take (including Breadth units).

Bachelor of Laws component:

In the Bachelor of Laws component,

LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems should be completed in your first year. These units will count toward the Psychological Science Component of the degree.

you take two majors of 8 units each and 8 additional advanced level units. Students commence the majors in the Bachelor of Laws component at intermediate level and consequently are required to complete 4 units at intermediate level for the requirements for each major within this degree.

  • Students studying a Law combined degree are required to substitute one advanced level unit from the other discipline of the combined degree for one non-core Law unit.
  • The Mooting unit must be taken in the final year of study

Only units from the schedules below fulfil the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws component of the degree, as approved by the University and the accrediting body, the Tasmanian Board of Legal Education.

Compulsory major

Learn about the major areas in psychology and basic techniques for psychological investigations and gain insight into research methodologies, individual social behaviours, group and intergroup relations.

Note: Students considering a career in Psychology need to complete an accredited undergraduate sequence of study in Psychology (12 units) to progress to fourth year and postgraduate study in Psychology. The requirement for the accredited undergraduate sequence is completion of an accredited Psychology major (8 core units) and a minor in Behavioural Science (4 units, which can be taken as student electives and degree electives - for intermediate units - in the Bachelor of Science).

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context of psychology, research design, lifespan development, and abnormal psychology. Students are required to undertake independent reading to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit introduces students to experimental design, methodology, and data analysis in psychological research. Lectures will present students with a systematic overview of major principles and issues of the scientific method, research design and methodology and hypothesis testing to facilitate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The lectures examine aspects of overt social behaviour, such as two-person encounters, behaviour in small and large groups, and intergroup relations. Research in social cognition, which studies people's perceptions and interpretations of the social world, will also be presented. Lecture…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced unit

Research methods lectures extend studies in experimental design and analysis to the use of analysis of variance, planned and post hoc comparisons, analysis of interactions, and repeated measures designs. Students are also introduced to regression and trend analysis, two factor…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies employed by the clinical psychologist in the treatment of various…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The series of lectures in psychological assessment provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the assessment of adults. The lectures aim to promote an understanding of fundamental concepts in assessment and an awareness of issues in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 

Provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Cognitive neuroscience utilises a range of scientific techniques to examine the link between the neural organisation of the brain and various cognitive functions, such as how we think, feel and act. This unit builds on the intermediate material covered in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies employed by the clinical psychologist in the treatment of various…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide an introduction to psychology and law. The progression of lecture topics in this unit will roughly follow the course of an investigation and trial of a criminal case, covering issues such as eyewitness memory; false memories;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the processes underlying skill acquisition and human performance. Skilled performance across many tasks involves the coordinated processes of perception, cognition and action. Of particular interest are the substantial changes in these processes that occur as people gain…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the field of organisational and industrial psychology. This is an applied field that draws on core theories and ideas from psychology and applies them to organisational and work contexts. The unit will be taught…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The series of lectures in psychological assessment provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the assessment of adults. The lectures aim to promote an understanding of fundamental concepts in assessment and an awareness of issues in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, students are introduced to the most important and hotly debated issues in the psychology of language. Lecture topics include the distinctive features of human language as a system of communication, current theories of how children acquire language,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This 13-week blended unit provides third year students with an overview of counselling concepts and skills. Students will be introduced to theories of counselling and basic communication skills. Multicultural counselling and an awareness of some of the ethical and professional…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Extreme environments are so named due to the unique challenges they pose to human performance compared to more routine environments. This 13-week online unit provides an introduction to factors influencing human performance in extreme environments including Polar Regions, Outer Space,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Psychological factors are recognised as having an important part to play in the attainment of success in all achievement contexts. Increasingly, there is a demand for health professionals to deliver non-clinical programmes designed to complement and integrate with other health…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

  

       

Choose 1 minor from the following list:

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Provides a detailed introduction to contemporary Aboriginal socio-economic experience across Australia from the final decades of the 20th century. Issues addressed include the extent of Aboriginal disadvantage; the experience of racism; aspects of contemporary Aboriginal cultures; child welfare, health and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Offers a general survey of Indigenous Australian societies and cultures from the earliest times until the mid-20th century. The unit explores some debates about aspects of Aboriginal social life before the British colonisation-for example, social and political structures, economies, religious…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

For students with a demonstrable capacity for independent research who have a specific topic within the field of Aboriginal Studies that they wish to investigate. Entry to the unit is at the discretion of Head of Discipline. Students work closely…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit considers the challenges facing Australia's Aboriginal peoples as they strive for economic viability. It analyses past approaches, current trends and the theories underpinning community development. International experience in community development and how it informs and influences Australian policy…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores concepts and issues relevant to, and the realities of, Indigenous Tourism. It delves into tourism in Australia's and New Zealand's colonial pasts, and also engages with contemporary ventures such as Indigenous dance, eco-tourism, pilgrimage to sacred sites,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit considers Tasmanian Aboriginal societies before European contact through to the end of the twentieth century. Topics explored include pre-contact Tasmanian Aboriginal societies and the contact histories between Tasmanian Aborigines and the French then the British. The impacts of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Statistics generally indicate significant disparities between the health and well being of Indigenous people and the broader non-Indigenous population in Australia. This unit explores reasons for this situation, including a 'social determinants' approach examining socio-economic, cultural and political factors impacting…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will begin with an overview of prehistory and archaeology in a global context, before focusing on the Aboriginal presence in Australia and internal developments until the late eighteenth century. Megafaunal extinctions, land management practices (including the impact of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on Indigenous warfare across the Australian continent and in comparative contexts such as New Zealand. Its initial emphasis is on Indigenous warfare prior to colonial contact. The complexities of frontier warfare will then be considered, with attention…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with an understanding of the roles, functions and status of women in past and present Aboriginal societies from Aboriginal perspectives. It considers the influence of colonisation in shaping both western and Aboriginal perceptions of Indigenous women's…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides a comprehensive exploration of Aboriginal art forms, particularly painting. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal creative expression in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Apparent changes in Aboriginal creative expression are examined, including those brought about by the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit engages with a broad range of Indigenous life writing, particularly from New South Wales, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Indigenous perspectives on topics as diverse as mission life, inner city ghettoes, the Redfern riot, cross-cultural liaisons, and the Government…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

It was said that 'the sun never sets on the British Empire'. This unit explores the origins, growth, and difficult afterlife of Western imperial ambitions from the 18th c. to the present with a particular focus on the colonisation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Explores ways of knowing and relating to the past, what historians can learn from related disciplines, how historians communicate historical knowledge beyond academe to the wider community, and the way the wider community identifies with history. The unit examines a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students investigate the cultural traditions associated with the marine environment in various countries by comparing and contrasting different indigenous world views on marine ecology, marine conservation and marine resource use. Students discuss the concepts of indigenous rights,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Please note that this minor is only available for study in Hobart.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory unit

Provides an introduction to the scientific study of animals. Students are introduced to animal diversity through studying the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla with an emphasis on Australian examples. We consider the structural and functional characteristics of each group from…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

A series of lectures and associated practical classes introduces fundamental concepts in ecology of both plants and animals. It also introduces behavioural and evolutionary ecology and experimental methods. There is a strong emphasis placed on developing skills in practical ecology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This core unit provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of zoology, and with KPZ211 (the other core unit), forms an essential basis for specialist studies in Zoology at level 3. This unit focuses on developing students' understanding of functional…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Tasmania has a distinctive fauna in both Australian and world terms. This unit aims to provide an overview of Tasmanian habitats and the faunas they support, and to use them to illustrate a range of ecological and evolutionary principles. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides an introduction to major theoretical areas in cognitive and biological psychology, and associated practical applications. Topics include biological psychology, sensation, perception and memory, language, thinking and reasoning, motivation and emotion, and states of consciousness. In practical exercises,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to how theory and research in psychology can be applied to provide insight into human behaviour in a wide range of settings. Topics covered range from extreme sport to online behaviour, behaviour in organisations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2

Compulsory intermediate units

This unit expands the study of cognition introduced in KHA113. Lecture topics include perception, object recognition, attention, memory, language, and thinking. In practical classes students are introduced to psychological research through demonstrations and activities in areas related to the lecture…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides intermediate level coverage of two core areas: behavioural neuroscience and neuropsychology. Lectures in behavioural neuroscience extend and enlarge upon introductory lectures on the biological basis of behaviour in humans. Lectures in neuropsychology will cover the major neuropsychological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1

Please note that one of the core units (KRA224) is currently only available for study in Hobart.

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

Together with Chemistry 1B, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science, Laboratory Medicine and Medical Research students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Together with Chemistry 1B, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to 2nd year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

Together with Chemistry 1A, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science, Laboratory Medicine and Medical Research students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Organic Chemistry…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Together with KRA113 Chemistry 1A, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to second-year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates this theoretical and practical framework. It is essential for students who intend to major in chemistry, or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas (such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates the theoretical and practical framework required by students who intend to major in chemistry or environmental science, or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will develop an understanding of the chemical behaviour of important chemical elements and compounds in the environment, with an emphasis on aquatic, marine, atmospheric and soil chemistry. Topics include aspects of inorganic pollutants (eg metals, chelating agents, aerosol…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on KRA113/114 or KRA101/102, and consolidates the theoretical and practical framework required by students who intend to major in chemistry or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas. The Physical Chemistry component…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory unit

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem solving and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems with reference to the Java programming language. Beginning with the fundamental characteristics of computers and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explain the relationship between data, information and knowledge and introduce a number of different tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualizing and analysing data. This unit will provide an understanding of how data can be manipulated to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

By its nature, computation is close to mathematics. This unit examines some of the mathematical processes that underlie the science and technology specific to the computer age, with emphasis on applications using Python. This provides a treatment of discrete mathematics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides an introduction to many AI sub-fields, including: expert systems, machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, intelligent agents. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art examples as well as emerging technologies and get practical experience of solving interesting…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

 
Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

This unit provides both a theoretical and practical overview of project management as it relates to technology-oriented projects. Specifically, this unit will introduce project management principles, techniques and tools that can be used to guide traditional business-oriented ICT projects, as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A
LauncestonSemester 1
Launceston5 Week Session Feb A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the first year treatment in KIT107 of standard data structures and algorithms for solving computational problems. Topics include: data structures (such as balanced trees and hash tables) for collections, (binary heaps for) priority queues, sorting algorithms (e.g.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Note: if you are considering studying a major in Criminology, the following units must be taken at either intermediate or advanced levels: 

  • XBR212 Interdiscplinary Social Research or HGA340 Research Strategies for the Social Sciences
  • HGA206/306 Crime and Criminal Justice
  • HGA259/359 Sociology of Deviance


Year 1
Choose 1 of the following pairs of units at introductory level:

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonIntensive Session Jul
Cradle CoastIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

This unit introduces students to the world of social research. It answers questions about how to produce knowledge through empirical research, and discusses the methods used to solve practical problems. The unit covers a wide range of social research methodologies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and contributing to debates about: (i) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims and offenders, violent crime, white collar…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This introduction to geography and environmental studies integrates physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability. You apply this knowledge to issues of vital importance around the world…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This foundation unit in Geography and Environmental Studies develops your knowledge of the ways in which people turn space into place, of how patterns of landforms, soils, plants and animals form on the surface of the earth, and how cultures,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both "consumers" and "producers" of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of this unit is to gain a basic, practical understanding of GIS and remote sensing concepts, techniques and their real world applications. Techniques for data collection, integration, manipulation and spatial analysis are introduced. Practical sessions using GIS will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Australia's accelerating engagement with our neighbours in the Asia-Pacific requires an ability to empathise, relate to, and work with diverse cultures and places. You will have opportunities to learn about the Asia-Pacific region’s varied environments, cultures, political systems and ways…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The physical and living aspects of the global environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, environments and species that occupy this planet. This unit highlights the interplay and conservation of these processes so that they continue to maintain…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Do you want to acquire the tools to better understand and transform the different, overlapping worlds we each inhabit individually and collectively? In this unit, you will explore the disciplinary knowledge, empirical concerns and methodological approaches of Human Geography by…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Distance HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Effective management of the natural environment is one of the most important challenges of our time. This field-based unit develops the abilities to describe and assess the conservation status of natural terrestrial ecosystems. Through field data collection, lectures, and a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (late)
Cradle CoastSpring school (late)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use and biodiversity conservation. Environmental managers also play an important role in helping communities identify and move towards sustainable and just futures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Please note that this minor is only available for study in Launceston.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

The aim of this unit is to equip you with the knowledge and ability to design and implement training programs for a range of clients with varying health and fitness goals. This unit will cover modules incorporating service and safety…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Physical activity plays an important role in contemporary Australian society, with the learning of skills and techniques essential for effective participation, teaching and coaching. Whatever your area of interest, it is important that you have knowledge and skills that enable…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

The application of psychological principles within physical activity settings has increased dramatically in recent years. Athletes, coaches, teachers and administrators have come to recognise that adherence to psychology principles in the development of their educational programmes results in improved outcomes…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

A cornerstone to the profession of human movement is an understanding of how people move. The ability to understand and explain how people learn motor skills is at the core of successful physical activity program design. An understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Please note that this minor is only available for study in Hobart.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit is designed to introduce students to human cells and tissues and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, defence, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine systems in the human body. The unit will include: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and digestive systems of the human body. The regulation of body temperature will also be studied in the unit. The unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Builds on Human Biology (CHG105 and CHG106), giving students an understanding of the function of the main physiological systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students learn how to collect and interpret relevant information in order to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Builds on Human Biology (CHG105 and CHG106) and Human Physiology 1 (CHP207), giving students an understanding of the function of the main physiological systems and their integration and interaction in the human body. Students learn how to collect and interpret…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit of study builds on foundational concepts introduced in Managing People at Work. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives that have influenced the development of the Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) disciplines.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit provides you with an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In undertaking this unit you will be provided with a theory base for Marketing and develop:the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing;an understanding of the marketplace;an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; andthe ability…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides the theory base of marketing and develops in students: the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing; an understanding of the marketplace; an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; and the ability to identify…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit addresses the importance of the services industry, the distinctive characteristics of services, and marketing implications arising from these. You will develop an understanding of key challenges and issues associated with marketing in a services environment. Additionally, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Buying and consuming is something we all do nearly every day. As consumers, we are continually undertaking simple, as well as complex, purchases. Understanding how these purchase decisions are made, and what factors influence them, is the focus of consumer…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Please note that this minor is only available for study in Hobart.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG111. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds a foundation for subsequent studies in biomedical and life sciences, in areas such as physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and zoology. It is studied jointly with pharmacy students enrolled in CHG112. Studies cover: (a) the basic facts and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit provides an introduction to the study of drugs: chemicals that affect living systems. Fundamental concepts of drug-target interactions and how our bodies handle drugs are outlined. Emphasis is given to the clinical application of pharmacology in therapeutics through…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to the study of drugs: chemicals that affect living systems. This unit consists of a detailed account of the pharmacology of drugs that affect selected organ systems. These include the pharmacology of drugs affecting the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 1
Complete the following 2 introductory units :

Philosophy 1: Ethics introduces many of the major topics in ethics and political philosophy, and through an examination of past and current texts gives students a philosophical perspective on the contemporary social world. The unit explores foundational questions about ethics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics explores key philosophical questions about human identity and our place in nature. Through an examination of historical and contemporary philosophical texts, from Western and Eastern traditions, the unit explores the nature of persons and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Choose a total of 2 intermediate units from below.
Choose 1 minimum to 2 maximum intermediate units from the following list:

We are all constantly faced with moral questions, but what are the foundations of morality? On what grounds do we, should we, base our moral decisions? What is it that makes some actions right and others wrong? What is moral…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit surveys the main Western philosophical traditions from the Renaissance up to the 19th century. At the centre stand the metaphysical and epistemological systems of the Rationalists (Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz) and the Empiricists (Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume),…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Logic is the theory of good reasoning. This unit introduces students to some of the types of reasoning that are regularly used in every day life, in philosophy and in many other fields. Students will be introduced to a variety…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 0 minimum to 1 maximum intermediate non-Philosophy unit from the following list:

In the first half of this unit we will study the work of a thinker who has had a significant influence on contemporary feminist thought. For example, we might focus on the work of Simone de Beauvoir or Hannah Arendt…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will explore feminist contributions to political philosophy, epistemology (the study of knowledge), ethics, and metaphysics (understandings of the nature of reality). We will examine whether and under what circumstances knowledge is gender-neutral, and whether (and when) the sex…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduces students to the principal traditions of Buddhist philosophy. The unit begins with an examination of the discourses of the Buddha in the Pali tradition and an examination of the common core of all Buddhist philosophical schools. It then studies…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is intended as an introduction into a select group of central topics in Indian philosophy. Questions of a very general kind, such as: What is reality? How do we know what we know? Can we trust our judgement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is an introduction to political philosophy. Students will study influential political ideologies, including liberalism, libertarianism, communitarianism, feminism, and Marxism. They will engage with debates about the nature of political values, such as freedom, justice, equality, and democracy. These…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Sometimes philosophy can seem overly theoretical, and irrelevant to the concerns of non-philosophers. In recent decades, however, philosophy has undergone an "applied turn". Applied philosophers address the practical questions about individual conduct and public policy raised by contemporary social and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Science is our most successful attempt to understand the world around us, and it plays an extremely important role in contemporary society. As such, we should not ignore the possibility that science may have something to contribute to traditional philosophical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit surveys the writings of the philosophers who stand at the origin of the Western philosophical tradition. This will include works by the philosophers of the Classical period (the Pre-Socratics, Plato, and Aristotle), as well as the schools of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Continental philosophy encompasses a wide range of philosophical schools, including Existentialism, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Deconstruction, Critical Theory, and Postmodern Thought, all of which have shaped our understanding of the human condition, not only in philosophy proper, but also in art, literature,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Metaphysics and epistemology are two, intimately related, core areas of philosophy. This unit introduces students to contemporary debates about both, and about the relation between our views on reality and what we can know about that reality. The metaphysical issues…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The philosophy of mind considers the nature of the mind and its relationship to the body, and the interrelations between our first personal perspective on the world and the picture of the mind developed in the emerging cognitive sciences. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 1
Choose 1 of the following pairs of units at introductory level:

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonIntensive Session Jul
Cradle CoastIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

Examines the roles and functions that the police play as a major agency of governance in society. The structures and strategies of policing are analysed and the relationships between the police, other governmental institutions and the general public are discussed.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and contributing to debates about: (i) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims and offenders, violent crime, white collar…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units:

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units:

This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the study of political ideologies focusing on some of the major ideological frameworks that have and continue to guide political action in the modern era. In the unit, students will consider liberal, conservative and other…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

SAMS is a core unit for students completing a sociology major. It provides students with an understanding of the theoretical models and concepts developed by sociologists to explain the major social transformations of Western industrial democracies from the end of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the world of social research. It answers questions about how to produce knowledge through empirical research, and discusses the methods used to solve practical problems. The unit covers a wide range of social research methodologies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Please note that this minor is only available for study in Hobart.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory unit

Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of the unit is to introduce some basic ideas of discrete mathematics, which is to say, roughly, mathematics not based on calculus or limits. This material is pertinent to later mathematics courses such as those in algebra and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

This unit is designed to extend the knowledge of statistical data analysis. It builds on the concepts of regression and ANOVA introduced in Data Handling & Statistics 1 and introduces analyses using multiple explanatory variables, mixed-effects models and generalized linear…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This unit provide a comprehensive introduction to epidemiology (the study of the determinants and distribution of health related states). It addresses specific aspects relating to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data, issues of major public health importance both within…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

An invitation into the value and beauty of modern algebra. The first half of the unit covers elementary number theory and special arithmetic systems, in particular, modular arithmetic, the Gaussian integers, and quadratic extensions. The second half of the unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit teaches student skills and techniques that are used to answer practical questions arising in Operations Research. These questions typically also arise in Engineering, Management, Finance, Economics and Teaching. For example, "How long do I expect to have to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Student Electives

You must complete two introductory level units from any other study area in the University that you have the prerequisites to take (including Breadth units).

Within the Law component and over Years 2-5 you must pass a total of 300 credit points (24 units) comprising: 19 compulsory core units (including LAW455 Mooting) and 5 Law Advanced Choices units (electives).

Year 1

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonIntensive Session Jul
Cradle CoastIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2

Semester 1

This unit introduces students to the reasoning techniques used by judges and lawyers to deal with problems governed by statute and common law, taught how to replicate some of these techniques to solve legal problems and encouraged to consider why…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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This unit develops an understanding of the broader law of private obligations by introducing students to its historical foundations and basic doctrinal elements, including aspects of contract, equity, tort, and property. The unit begins by examining what is private law,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Semester 2

Building on preliminary examination of the law of private obligations introduced in LAW252 Foundations of Private Law, the Law of Contract develops an understanding of the law of contract and the enforceability of contractual obligations in the contemporary contexts of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Builds on preliminary examination of the law of private obligations introduced in LAW252 Foundations of Private Law by targeting the law of torts. The unit provides students with a comprehensive survey of the principal causes of action in the law…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Year 3

Semester 1

The unit aims to introduce students to the study of Public Law and to introduce major themes and ideas which are relevant to both Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. The course will be divided into 4 related modules:Module 1. Introduction…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

International law permeates most areas of Australian law and it is therefore essential for law graduates to have a solid grounding in the sources and methodology of international law. This unit aims to facilitate students' development of an understanding of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

Provides a critical overview of the general principles of administrative law as they operate in areas such as judicial review, merits review, Ombudsman and Freedom of Information. Topics that may be covered, at a general level, in the course include…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Builds upon the introductory principles and basic constitutional law institutional and procedural features of Australian and State constitutions covered in LAW253 Foundations of Public Law. Provides a detailed exposition and analysis of High Court jurisprudence and associated issues arising from…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 4

Semester 1

Today, the richest 1% of adults will own more than 50% of global wealth. Indeed the 85 richest individuals will have more wealth than the poorest 50% of the world's population. But does property law facilitate this and encourage this…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Criminal law is a necessary cornerstone of a law student's legal education because there are few areas of law that do not incorporate criminal offences as one of the arms of regulation of conduct. Criminal Law A provides an introduction…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on students' existing understanding of the law of private obligations by focusing on the obligations stemming from the law of equity and trusts. The unit includes analysis of the creation, content and consequences of the trust as…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Choose one Advanced level unit from the other (non-Law) component
Semester 2

The corporation has huge economic and legal significance. Given this significance, an understanding of the role of the corporation in society and its relationship to the community, shareholders, creditors, the regulator, and other stakeholders is critical. The unit identifies the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on Criminal Law A. It continues the study of general principles of the criminal law. The following crimes are studied in some depth: homicide, drug offences, serious driving offences and property offences. As with Criminal Law A,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Choose two Law elective units from the list below

Year 5

Semester 1

This course imparts a basic understanding of the principles and rules relating to the law of evidence in both criminal and civil proceedings. It aims to develop an appreciation of the determinative role that the rules of evidence can have…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Conveys to students the onerous legal and ethical responsibilities that are cast on lawyers by virtue of their position and role in society. The unit deals with the lawyer's duty to her or his clients, to the administration of justice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to moral debates about what the content of the law ought to be and to some of the major theories of law, such as Natural Law, Positivism and Realism and some of the most influential modern theories, including…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose one elective unit from the list below
Semester 2

This Unit will examine how civil litigation is commenced, managed and finalised. The primary content focus will be the rules and practices of civil procedure in the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the Federal Court of Australia. The international context…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit consolidates students' understanding of the law of private obligations by examining the remedial responses to a breach of those obligations, including breach of equitable, contractual, tortious and statutory obligations. Practical skills include legal problem solving, legal reasoning and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are required to participate in a moot in the final year of their degree. Moots are held in both first and second semesters and require attendance at the Supreme Court of Tasmania, at least two lectures and meetings with…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartMooting Period 1
HobartMooting Period 2

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Choose two elective units from the list below

Students in combined degrees with Law must complete a total of 5 Law electives units from the following list:

This unit introduces individual and collective aspects of the employment relationship with a focus on the balance of rights and duties between an employer and employee. In particular, students will be encouraged to explore the extent to which an appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Hobart5 Week Session Feb A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Inquires into the theoretical and practical aspects of governmental intervention of commerce. The particular emphasis is on the regulation of anti-competitive behaviour as determined by Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Clth). The lectures touch upon the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Considers the public international law aspects of the law of the sea and the Antarctic continent. The unit examines the Antarctic Treaty, Madrid Protocol, Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Australia's maritime zones of jurisdiction and international…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Areas of Law not covered in LAW305 Corporations Law 1 are analysed in this unit - with particular emphasis on those aspects related to the larger public corporation. This includes an examination of the structure and market for corporate control…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines controversial and topical issues in contemporary public international law including --the role of international politics and international relations in the process of international law, the impact of the United Nations Organisation, current trends in regionalism, the development…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Explores in greater depth the principles examined in LAW204 and considers important aspects of review of administrative action not covered in that unit. Alternative extrajudicial review systems, including Ombudsmen, independent appeal tribunals and internal review systems are examined as well…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The focus in this course will be on the international law and policy relating to the environment. The course aims to provide an understanding of key concepts in this area of international law through case studies in substantive areas as…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will focus on the main features and institutions of legal systems. The content will take a historic and comparative approach to the main legal systems, namely, the common law and civil law systems, focusing more primarily on the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Designed to provide law students and science students with an overview of the major legal issues being encountered by participants in the biotechnology industry in both the public and the private sector, including scientists, lawyers, company executives, clinicians, regulators and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous people's experience with the legal system in Australia and selected other jurisdictions, and the interactions between non-Indigenous and Indigenous legal systems. With regard to both the historical and contemporary setting,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the history of ideas, political events and personalities that have shaped legal institutions, laws and lawyers and prompted critical examinations of their role within society. Students are encouraged to consider Tasmania's unique position and history…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This course will explore the underpinnings of property law and the divergent cultural, social and political views related to the acquisition of property by discovery, capture and creation that are drawn into the efforts to answer the basic question, "What…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

International Law purports to regulate military force in two key ways. The first we refer to as the jus ad bellum - the legal regulation of the circumstances in which resort to military force is justified. The heated public debate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit involves the development of advanced writing, editing and administrative skills in the production of a high quality peer reviewed Law Journal - the University of Tasmania Law Review (UTLR) or Journal of Information & Science (JLIS). Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The inexorable connection between Australian society and sport is undeniable. This unit examines how legal principles are modified or applied in a way that is often innovative and unusual when placed in a sporting context. Not only will the underlying…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartIntensive Session Jan B

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the laws and conventions that regulate the parliamentary process. It will cover a range of topics including the processes undertaken to introduce legislation, the positives and negatives of the current electoral system and elections,, parliamentary…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a theoretical framework to enable an understanding of the practical skills of advocacy. It provides law students and others with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills towards all aspects of effective advocacy as a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the law's role in governing the relationship between humans and non-human animals in Australia. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the broader philosophical debates surrounding animal welfare issues, including consideration of the appropriate legal status of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Recently, there has been an increase in holding individuals accountable for atrocities like genocide and war crimes. This unit examines the laws governing trial processes at the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines the theory of human rights and their development in international law and application to Australian domestic law. A consideration is made of the basic principles, instruments and issues in international human rights law. A study is conducted of United…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartIntensive Session Jan B

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Covers the following topics: (a) Origins and framework of the EU: Treaty of Rome. Merger of early Communities/EU Institutions (Court, Council, Commission, Parliament); (b) EU Law making: by treaty, regulation, directive, decision, incorporation into member states' legal systems (Doctrine of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is directed towards the preparation of a University team to participate in the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Participation is limited to between 3 and 5 students and is by application and a competitive selection…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit seeks an understanding of the nature of crime, its incidence, explanations for it and society's response to it in its historical, social and political context. Studies cover: the phenomenon of crime, why some forms of conduct are criminalised;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. These…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces law students to a variety of non-judicial dispute resolution processes.This unit introduces students to the theories, principles, practices and laws relating to dispute resolution. It covers a variety of dispute resolution methods including negotiation, mediation, conciliation and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This foundational environmental law unit provides the core of UTAS's environmental law program. The unit caters both to students seeking a concise introduction to the subject-matter, as part of a well-rounded legal education for professional practice, as well as students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The governance of business corporations is one of the most pressing challenges for all societies. Corporations are engines of economic development and prosperity, yet also are sometimes implicated in concerns relating to human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and other…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Community Legal Practice is an experiential unit that provides students with the opportunity to work under supervision to take on the responsibilities of a lawyer representing clients with legal questions or problems.This unit provides students with a choice of 'streams',…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Arbitration has become the dispute resolution forum of choice in international commerce and trade, often lauded as more efficient and effective than cross-border litigation. In recent years however, studies have increasingly put such assumptions to the test, with mixed results.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Investigates the common law and statutory controls over the broadcasting, print and online media in Australia. The unit examines legal and economic aspects of the regulatory regimes which apply to the media, including issues of licensing, ownership and control. Legal…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This subject examines the major legal and policy issues relating to Australian citizenship and migration law. The subject begins with an historical background to immigration in Australia and an overview of the legislative framework. The subject will identify the role…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Climate change poses enormous challenges for Australia and the international community. The level of warming already in the climate system means that law and policymakers must deal with dual policy imperatives – to manage the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Sex Crimes and Criminals is an applied, interdisciplinary unit taught by criminal lawyers, psychologists and criminologists. It examines the nature and prevalence of sex crimes, impacts upon survivors ('victims') and the profiles of sex offenders.The unit explores key challenges facing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Water law is somewhat unusual among areas of natural resources law because the law governing ownership, allocation, and use of water differs tremendously depending on the natural hydrological conditions of particular places. This course will explore how place and hydrology,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Involves the study of the taxation of income under the Income Tax Assessment Acts. The unit provides an understanding of the assessment of income tax adequate for those not planning on specialising in income tax practice. The unit is divided…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will deal with international trade law developed by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), including case studies involving the trade and environment interface and trade-human rights issues as well as the dispute settlement system.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides an overview of the major forms of intellectual property protection. The unit covers the statutory systems of copyright, trade marks and patents as well as related areas including passing off and the protection provided by Australian Consumer Law.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Recognises the development of consumer protection law as a discrete area of study and practice, largely as a consequence of statutory initiatives. The unit specifically focuses on the Australian Consumer Law with some reference to consumer protection in respect of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides an overview of the legal issues arising in the online environment. The unit covers internet crime and other crimes facilitated by the internet, offensive content, electronic commerce, including privacy, consumer protection, and establishing contracts over the internet, jurisdiction and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Since the establishment by the UN Security Council of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 1993, the pace of development in the International Criminal Law has been breathtaking. The new international institutions - the two adhoc international…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The aim of this unit is to explore some key issues of principle in criminal justice, examining aspects of the criminal law and wider developments in criminal justice. Three clusters will provide the focus of the unit. The first cluster…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Allows students to undertake a sustained piece of research under the supervision of a member of staff. There are no classes as such; teaching takes place through the interaction between the student and staff member. Students select their own research…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school (early)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Examines the legal relationships arising out of the family (with the exception of financial relationships which are dealt with in LAW682 Family 2 -- Financial Aspects of Family Law). Topics covered in this unit include marriage, nullity, and divorce; the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Gives students an understanding of the financial aspects of family law. Topics covered include the areas of maintenance, property division, financial agreements and child support. The position of both married and non-married couples will be considered. Students will be encouraged…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Gives a general coverage of the law relating to succession to property on death. Topics include: the law relating to intestacy; the execution, revocation, alteration and republication of wills; the legal and equitable doctrines relating to testamentary gifts; the powers,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Conflicts, also known as Private International Law, looks at the unique legal problems that arise when a court must decide a case which involves an element of foreign law. The foreign element may arise either out of a connection with…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Seeks (a) an understanding of the law relating to sentencing of offenders and the range, nature and efficacy of sentencing options; and (b) to evaluate critically sentencing law and policy. The unit studies the law and practice governing the sentencing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In the last twenty years many regimes have changed. The first important wave of this phenomenon occurred in Eastern Europe in 1989. Beyond Europe, similar developments have occurred in States such as East Timor, Abkhazia South Ossetia and, most recently,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the relationship of law and ethics to the delivery of health care and the conduct of biomedical research. The unit takes an international comparative approach with particular reference to law, policy and current issues in Australia, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Assessment of applications will be based on academic merit, taking into consideration previous university studies.

The four methods of entry are:

Direct Entry (for Year 12 leavers only)
To be qualified for University entry with a ATAR score of 90 or above (limited places available in this entry category). This pathway guarantees a place in the course, but progression to Year 2 Law is subject to passing all eight units in the first year of their BPsychSci component, including the units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems (or the academic equivalent.); or

Standard Entry (for Year 12 leavers only)
To be qualified for University entry with a ATAR score of 65-89.99. Students should be aware that progression into Year 2 of this course is not guaranteed. Progression to Year 2 Law is limited to 200 places. Students will be ranked on the basis of their performance in the first year of studies.Should you not be successful in progressing to Year 2, you will be transferred to a BPsychSci - the Bachelor degree related to your first year studies; or

Alternative Entry
A first year (8 units, 100 pts) in another faculty, which includes the units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems (or the academic equivalent); or

Graduate Entry
An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent.

All students must pass all eight units in the first year of their BPsychSci component, including the units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems (or the academic equivalent.), before being eligible to progress to Year 2 Law studies.

English Language Requirement: IELTS Score 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0); TOEFL (PBT) 600 TWE 4.5; TOEFL (IBT) 92 (no score below 20); PTE Academic 58 with no score lower than 50; UTAS DEAP Overall 65% (Writing 60%).

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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