Courses & Units

Honours Research A LAW498

Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Honours Research A
Unit code LAW498
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Dr Phillipa McCormack

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

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

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090999 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Selective enrolment

Teaching

Assessment

Task 1: Research Proposal, 1500 words maximum

Task 2: Research Journal, total 2500 words

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Textbooks

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