Courses & Units

Honours Research A LAW498


This unit is designed to assist students to advance an independent research project (their honours dissertation), and develop a suite of advanced research skills. The unit will encourage students to critically question the role and relevance of legal research and scholarship and how their project might add to the field. Students will be introduced to a range of different research paradigms and methodologies from law and other disciplines. The unit will assist students to plan a strong research project and communicate that project clearly, as a practical exercise for developing skills that can be applied to future research-driven tasks. It will provide practical tips on writing and advancing scholarly argument. It will also help students to identify potential ethical issues and possible publication and other dissemination outlets. The unit also seeks to embed essential personal skills in time management, critical reflection and the capacity to work independently.


Unit name Honours Research A
Unit code LAW498
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Ms Cleo Hansen-Lohrey
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 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Successfully lead an independent research project that contributes to the discipline of law.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of methods and research questions that make up the discipline of law.
  • Create and clearly communicate a research plan that is both manageable and rigorous.
  • Reflect on and evaluate their progress throughout their execution of a research project.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
090999 $2,040.00 $1,597.00 not applicable $2,040.00

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AssessmentAssessment Task 1: Literature Review (50%)|Assessment Task 2: Journal (50%)
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