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Education Honours Thesis B EDP403


The thesis is an independent research project of 12,000-15,000 words on a topic of your choice that has been approved by the Education Honours Course Coordinator. You will conceptualise and plan a suitable project; carry out a review of relevant literature; where relevant, collect and analyse data; and interpret findings to articulate the significance of the project. You will work with an academic supervisor to undertake the project and you are encouraged to choose a topic of particular interest to you personally and professionally. The thesis provides an opportunity for you to undertake a significant piece of independent research and is therefore ideal preparation to undertake further higher degree research, such as a PhD.


Unit name Education Honours Thesis B
Unit code EDP403
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Kira Patterson
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the field of study to identify an education issue, problem, or phenomenon.
  • Explain and justify the choice of research methodology and methods in the context of the issue, problem, or phenomenon of investigation.
  • Select and apply analysis techniques to develop an integrated discussion that articulates the significance of the project.
  • Conform to the conventions of academic writing with respect to appropriate referencing of sources and written expression.
  • Apply ethical approaches and appropriate code of conduct to research in the field of study.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,031.00 $1,031.00 not applicable $4,426.00

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AssessmentHonours Thesis (100%)
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