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Supervised Research Project HSP404



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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Miss Ebba Herrlander Birgerson
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International 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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Spring school (extended) 31/10/2022 23/11/2022 27/12/2022 19/2/2023
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct a critical analysis of relevant scholarly literature relating to your chosen topic or field of enquiry in your workplace context.
  • Critically reflect on and communicate contextual theory and disciplinary knowledge relevant to your chosen topic or field of enquiry in your workplace context.
  • Apply critical analysis of and reflection on your chosen topic or field of enquiry to develop a research paper demonstrating sound understanding of contextual theory and disciplinary knowledge and their practical application in a real life organisational setting.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090101 $3,657.00 $1,716.00 not applicable $4,216.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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AssessmentProgress report on topic and advisers (20%)|Critical Literature Review (30%)|Research Paper (50%)
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