Courses & Units

Thesis A HSP462



Full-time students will enrol in HSP462 and HSP463 concurrently in the same semester;  and part-time students will enrol in HSP462 and HSP463 over two consecutive semesters


Involves supervised research on a subject related to contemporary policing policy and practice that is approved by the Head of School or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000 word thesis commenced in Thesis A and completed in Thesis B.


Unit name Thesis A
Unit code HSP462
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron

Teaching staff

Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron

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


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $1,611.00 2018: $3,230.00 091105

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50 credit points in R4A (Honours in Police Studies)

Mutual Exclusions

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

HSP460, HSP499


Teaching Pattern

Supervised research


15,000 word thesis component completed during the course of Thesis A (HSP462) and Thesis B (HSP463).  
To complete the thesis component, students are expected to develop a thesis plan for review, comment and approval by their supervisor. Following agreement on the thesis plan, students normally conduct a literature review on their topic prior to undertaking more focused research related to the thesis. Drafts of the literature review, focused research and conclusions are prepared and reviewed by the thesis supervisor on an agreed schedule prior to submission of the final 15,000 word thesis.

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Flexible Study Options

Note: Class attendance may still be required

Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Fully online - L,I,N,W
This unit is taught entirely online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Resource dependent teaching & learning - L,I,N,W
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)


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