Courses & Units

Research Project A HPP752



Unit is for  students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration (International) course and is undertaken following completion of all coursework units. Enrolment requires approval of the Course Coordinator or Head of School.  Full-time students will enrol in HPP752 and HPP753 concurrently in the same semesters;  part-time students will enrol in HPP752 and HPP753 over two consecutive semesters.


Students undertake a workplace-based research project which will critically assess a selected administrative process or public policy problem which has been approved prior to commencement. If undertaken off-shore guidance will be provided by UTas staff by email throughout the project and by visits by UTas staff during and near the end of the semester. Some assistance may also be provided by in-country tutors. Enrolment in this unit requires the approval of the Course Coordinator or Head of School.


Unit name Research Project A
Unit code HPP752
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Dr Joanna Vince

Teaching staff

Supervisor as appropriate depending on topic.

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Summer school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic


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
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018
Summer school 1/1/2018 12/1/2018 29/1/2018 25/2/2018
Winter school 4/6/2018 13/6/2018 25/6/2018 15/7/2018
Spring school 22/10/2018 7/11/2018 29/11/2018 6/1/2019

* 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: $805.00 2018: $1,969.00 090101

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

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100 credit points of coursework units with Distinction average.

Mutual Exclusions

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

HSD712, HPP798, HPP750


Teaching Pattern

Supervised research.


8,000 word project report in English commenced in HPP752 and completed in HPP753.

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