Courses & Units

Communicating Research HOS400


What is the story of your research? Who is your audience, and how can you attract and persuade them to engage with your research? This unit focuses on communicating research to diverse audiences, and how researchers can contribute to scholarly and public debate on important contemporary issues. You will develop advanced communication skills, such as oral presentation, academic writing, scholarly collaboration, professional communication, and public engagement.


Unit name Communicating Research
Unit code HOS400
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
College Office - CALE
Discipline English|Global Cultures and Languages|History and Classics|Philosophy and Gender Studies|Politics and International Relations|Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Doctor Charlotte Dunn
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-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 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate research using a range of scholarly and professional methods, including written and oral forms.
  • Articulate a position within complex public and scholarly debates relating to contemporary issues.
  • Critically reflect on effective methods for communicating research to different audiences.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
090399 $1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Teaching Pattern

2 hour weekly seminar (9 weeks) and a conference (6 hours)

AssessmentAbstract for a journal or conference (15%)|Critical Reflection (20%)|Assignment (25%)|Oral presentation of research and conference participation (40%)
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