Courses & Units

Supervised Research Project HSP404



Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


Please note, this unit is only available to students approved for study in the Investigative Practice, Prosecution Practice or Public Sector Leadership & Management specialisation of R4C Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours.

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Within this unit, you will undertake research and critical analysis on management and leadership issues, or issues relating to institutional policy that are relevant to your organisational workplace setting.

You will be required to develop a research topic in consultation with your workplace and/or in an area of study in which academics from Social Sciences and/or Law have requisite subject matter expertise (a list of subject areas and supervisors will be provided on the unit MyLO page).

This unit builds on your learning in a range of social science, policy, politics, police studies, and/or criminology units. It provides you with an opportunity to critically analyse a topic relevant to your area of work, and apply your analysis to evaluate related issues or policies in an authentic agency/industry/public sector context.


Unit name Supervised Research Project
Unit code HSP404
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management

Associate Professor Angela Dwyer

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020
Spring school (extended) 26/10/2020 18/11/2020 21/12/2020 14/2/2021

* 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 2019.

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A fee waiver applies to students who study this unit as part of a Faculty approved police cohort in R4C Bachelor of Arts - Professional Honours in Public Sector Leadership Management, Investigative Practice and Prosecution Practice in 2018.


Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,216.00 090101

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 Pattern

Intensive directed study involving weekly contact with supervisor (13 wks).


Progress report on topic and advisors (500 words) 20% (ILO 2, 3)
Critical Literature Review (2000 words) 30% (ILO 1, 2)
Research Paper (5000-6000 words) 50% (ILO 1, 2, 3)

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