Courses & Units

Introduction to Higher Degree by Research XGR501

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney

Note:

As well as attending the face-to-face days (2 consecutive days), students will need to access the XGR501 MyLO Web site.

Introduction

Introduction to Higher Degree by Research will introduce PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.

Candidates will be introduced to a range of topics including what it means to be an HDR candidate; policy and procedure at UTAS; research ethics; planning and managing a research project; how to lead a team and guide research; moral rights and protecting and commercialising research; information retrieval, library services and resources and occupational health and safety. The unit will be taught via block teaching (face-to-face) and assessment tasks will focus on meeting key objectives required for confirmation of progression of candidature.

The unit is a mandatory unit of the Graduate Certificate in Research. Therefore, it introduces a range of topics that will be developed further in the remaining units of the course.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Higher Degree by Research
Unit code XGR501
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Research Division
Office of Research Services
Discipline Graduate Research Office
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Winter school (late) On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 5 Week Session Sep On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 11 Week Session Feb On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 11 Week Session Apr On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Winter school (late) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 11 Week Session Feb On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney 11 Week Session Apr On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school (late) 25/6/2018 13/7/2018 6/8/2018 15/9/2018
Spring school (extended) 29/10/2018 21/11/2018 24/12/2018 17/2/2019
5 Week Session Sep 27/8/2018 3/9/2018 13/9/2018 30/9/2018
11 Week Session Feb 29/1/2018 12/2/2018 5/3/2018 8/4/2018
11 Week Session Apr 3/4/2018 20/4/2018 14/5/2018 24/6/2018

* 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: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 079999

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

Ethics Assignment 35%; Research Plan 50%; Accountable persons training 15%.

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Textbooks

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