Courses & Units

Thesis B HIR463

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Full-time students will enrol in both HIR462 & HIR463 concurrently in the same semester;   and part-time students will enrol in HIR462 & HIR463 over two consecutive semesters.


Involves supervised research on a subject that is approved by the Head of Program or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000 word thesis.


Unit name Thesis B
Unit code HIR463
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Supervisor assigned in consultation with Head of Program or Honours Coordinator.

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


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50 points from the list: HIR402, HIR403, HIR404, HIR406, HPP403, HPP409, HPP414, HSS402, HSS403

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

Supervised research.


15,000 word thesis commenced in HIR462 and completed in HIR463.  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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