Courses & Units

Research Honours Thesis A HSS405

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

The thesis is a 12,000-15,000 research project based on the student's own empirical research - this research may be of a qualitative and/or quantitative nature. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and regular meetings between the student and their primary supervisor, aimed at monitoring the progress of research and thesis preparation.

Summary

Unit name Research Honours Thesis A
Unit code HSS405
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Bruce Tranter
Teaching staff

Relevant Criminology, International Relations, Politics and Policy or Sociology staff. NB: Supervisor assigned in consultation with Head of Program or Honours Coordinator.

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit you will be able to:

1. Apply research skills and critical methods to their field of inquiry.

2. Develop persuasive and well supported arguments on a given topic.

3. Communicate written arguments and ideas in terms of their disciplinary specialisation

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,216.00 090300

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

Assessment

12,000-15,000 word thesis examined by Honours Examination Panel (including an external examiner), and a 30-minute Viva (oral examination).

NB: The Thesis is commenced in HSS405 Thesis A and completed in HSS406 Thesis B.

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Textbooks

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