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Honours Dissertation B in Political Science HPP465

Hobart, Launceston


To enrol in this unit, students must meet honours/postgraduate course entry requirements (for example completion of a 300 credit point undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline). Full-time students will enrol in both HPP464 & HPP465 concurrently in the same semester; and part-time students will enrol in HPP464 & HPP465 over two consecutive semesters.


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


Unit name Honours Dissertation B in Political Science
Unit code HPP465
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Supervisor assigned in consultation with Head of Program or Honours Coordinator.

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


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


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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
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $1,611.00 2018: $3,938.00 090101

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

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Completion of 50 points of coursework units

Mutual Exclusions

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

HSA499, HPP499, HSA461, HPP461, HPP499


Teaching Pattern

Supervised research.


15,000 word dissertation commenced in HPP464 and completed in HPP465.

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