Courses & Units

Researching Politics and International Relations HPP414

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

This is a theory and research methods unit. It is a compulsory course work unit for Honours students and is offered to postgraduate research students (MA and PhD) as an elective unit. This unit represents 25% of discipline-specific content toward the award of an Honours degree.

Introduction

This unit is a compulsory theory, research and methods unit for Honours students designed to prepare them for writing the research thesis component of their degree. It covers the foundational approaches to politics, policy and international relations, qualitative, quantitative and comparative methods, and the major debates on conducting research in these areas. The emphasis will be on flexible content to meet the particular research interests of each student in preparation for their Honours thesis.

Summary

Unit name Researching Politics and International Relations
Unit code HPP414
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

Dr Terry Narramore

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

Availability

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

Key

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

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $3,806.00 090101

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

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly 2-hour seminar in semester 1, throughout semester

Assessment

Written work of 6,000 words in essay form (80%), comprising: 3,000-word Statement of Intent on the Research Thesis Topic (30%); 3,000-word Literature Review on Research Thesis Topic (30%); Seminar participation (10%); Verbal presentation of Statement of Intent (10%)

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Textbooks

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