Bachelor of Philosophy (X3P)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school, Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school, Spring school
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school, Spring school
Online
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school, Spring school

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school, Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school, Spring school

The Bachelor of Philosophy is an amazing opportunity to extend beyond the traditional confines of a structured degree. The freedom to learn for the sake of enjoyment is what attracted me to the Bachelor of Philosophy. I love its openness, as it allows me to have a creative outlet whilst completing my principal degree.

Grace Williams, Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Philosophy student
The Bachelor of Philosophy is a companion degree for high achieving students who are critical and creative thinkers. People who are motivated to become the thought and action leaders of the future, who want to embrace the world around them, expand their university experience to include multi-disciplinary perspectives, and affect positive change wherever their future careers take them.

It’s a degree built of your choosing that you generally study in parallel with your principal degree, with unit options covering research, leadership and service, cultural understanding, and multidisciplinary perspectives. There is a particular focus on transferable, multidisciplinary skills, and cultural engagement, with many units breaking the classroom/exam tradition and providing you the option to undertake projects within local, state, national or even international communities.

As a true high achiever reward program, domestic students who qualify for this program currently also receive a full HECS scholarship, meaning you can get a second degree full of amazing and enriching experiences for no extra cost while you complete your main degree.

For further information on the BPhil, please contact the Course Coordinator on B.Phil@utas.edu.au.

This degree is designed to challenge and inspire high achieving students, provide a wealth of multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience, and build a broad set of transferrable soft skills that will give you an edge in your future careers.

While you can choose a range of units to suit your particular tastes and interests, all students who complete this program will graduate with core set of skills, knowledge and experience. You will have a high-level of professional communication skills, multi-disciplinary project planning and management experience, collaboration and negotiation skills across a range of cultures, backgrounds and disciplines, and a global perspective that is invaluable when applying your knowledge to shape the world.

Bachelor of Philosophy graduates are the leaders of tomorrow, and this degree expands your education experience to provide the breadth of skills, knowledge and experience you need to excel in whatever path you pursue.

  • 1 Develop, apply and integrate knowledge in a disciplinary, multi-disciplinary and/or professional context.
  • 2 Communicate professional and disciplinary information and ideas to diverse audiences in effective and appropriate ways.
  • 3 Conceptualise, negotiate and plan projects or investigations that consider disciplinary or multi-disciplinary perspectives and issues of ethics and integrity.
  • 4 Conduct and evaluate projects, or investigations, that address questions or issues through application of disciplinary or multi-disciplinary methodologies and consideration of global perspectives.
  • 5 Develop and demonstrate interpersonal skills to communicate, collaborate and negotiate with people from diverse global cultures and/or backgrounds and/or disciplines.
  • 6 Work, learn and plan for future learning in both independent and collaborative ways in a range of disciplinary, multi-disciplinary, global and/or professional contexts.
  • The units that you choose to build your Bachelor of Philosophy can deliver a breadth of practical experience unlike any other degree. The study options are grouped into four streams, each offering a unique range of experiences for you to take advantage.

    Research

    The units in the research stream are ideal for developing skills and knowledge that prepare you for undertaking research honours, and potentially continuing down a research pathway with a research higher degree (Masters by Research, or PhD).

    You can undertake research projects on topics of your choice, supported by supervisors, across a wide range of arts, science and business units, and other disciplines by negotiation. This allows you to put your knowledge into practice, expand the scope of your studies, and simultaneously learn valuable time, people and project management skills at the same time.

    Leadership and service

    While your degree delivers a depth of discipline knowledge, the Bachelor of Philosophy can provide genuine skills and experience in leadership, entrepreneurship, community engagement and people management that will help you become a leader in your chosen field.

    Units in this stream are focussed on getting you thinking strategically and being involved with people, both within the University context, as well as local, national and international communities. We aim to get you out of the classroom and into the real world, for real world experience. You can get credit for activities as diverse as engaging with charity and community groups, working as a student representative on boards and committees, and being a support leader amongst your peers.

    Cultural Understanding

    The world is a fascinating, diverse place, and the thought and action leaders of the future need skills and knowledge that crosses borders, cultures, races and ethnicities.

    Units in this stream are for the explorers, providing options to get out into the world and focus on capturing and maximising the learning and personal development that takes place during cross-cultural encounters, including international exchange, internships and in-country study.

    Multidisciplinary perspectives

    Adaptability is the key to survival, and for our high achievers to thrive in a complex, multi-disciplinary world they need skills, knowledge and experience that covers multiple disciplines. This stream provides an opportunity to gain a range of complementary perspectives, building a comprehensive set of tools you can use to solve problems and affect change.

    Choose units that expand your learning through project, collaboration and practical experiences with marketing, tourism, management, art, theatre, law, sociology, environmental sustainability, and much more. Prepare yourself to meet the complex challenges of tomorrow with units that investigate topics such as international relations and trade, legal and ethical considerations of biotechnology, or climate change policy. It’s a multi-disciplinary world, and to succeed you need a multi-disciplinary perspective.

    Career outcomes

    Throughout the BPhil I was on a journey of leadership and service and that has continued to this day.

    The BPhil has instilled in me a desire to be constantly engaging in professional development. In many ways, it was the icing on the cake for my university experience as the practical nature complemented the theoretical concepts studied in my primary degree BA-BBus so well.

    Cameron Scott, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business, and Bachelor of Philosophy graduate

    The Bachelor of Philosophy provides complementary skills, knowledge and experiences that make you an adaptable, motivated and valuable leader in whatever career path(s) you choose.

    The breadth and depth of what you can study in the Bachelor of Philosophy will give you the confidence to shape the world whenever you choose to apply yourself. Employers are looking for people who are both technically capable in their profession, and have demonstrated experience in the multi-disciplinary soft skills such as people, time and project management. For future leaders, these skills become even more valuable as you engage in diverse, complex business environments.

    The multicultural and global perspectives you can establish with this degree will help you to engage with stakeholders across multiple business units, organisations, states, and even countries. Careers in the public and private sector, at all scales and locations, are increasingly interconnected with each other, and dealing with an ever-diversifying range of clients, so these global perspectives become life-long tools you’ll use time and again.

    I graduated in 2015 with a combined BA-BBus and BPhil, with my main area of focus in the BPhil being Leadership and Service. In this stream of study, programs included Effective Speaking, Public Relations, the Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Award and a range of Entrepreneurship units. I was even able to base a unit around my experiences working in a summer camp in the USA through Bringing the World Back Home and undertake an internship in Nepal for a Not for Profit Organisation through Professional Placement in Asia! These innovative and outside the box programs well and truly set me up for my career and equipped me with the tools necessary to approach challenging situations daily.

    Fast-forward 2 years I am now working as a Recruitment Consultant. I work in an industry that is constantly changing, and in order to be on top of my game, I am required to adapt quickly to challenging situations and effectively plan strategically. Through the innovative units on offer, I was able to develop a strong set of soft skills and gain a foundation in bigger picture strategic thinking.

    Cameron Scott, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business, and Bachelor of Philosophy graduate

    Course structure

    The Bachelor of Philosophy requires 300 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units of study) to complete, the same as most Bachelor degrees. The difference with this degree is that half that requirement is met by the successful completion of your principal degree, with a GPA of 5.5 or higher.

    This means you only need 150 credit points (12 standard units of study, or equivalent) in addition to completion of your principal degree to graduate with the Bachelor of Philosophy. You must achieve a graduation GPA of 5.5 or higher in both degree programmes (your principal degree AND the BPhil) in order to graduate with the Bachelor of Philosophy.

    You can complete those units in parallel with your principal degree so that when you graduate from that, you also graduate from the Bachelor of Philosophy.

    To ensure you receive a true multidisciplinary experience, you can choose a maximum of 75 credit points (Six 12.5cp units or equivalent) from any single stream:

    • Research
    • Leadership and Service
    • Cultural Understanding
    • Multidisciplinary Perspectives

    Note: Some Faculty-based units require the completion of prerequisites; it is the students' responsibility to ensure these prerequisites have been met and/or negotiate other arrangements with the coordinator of the unit.

    The units below are a sample of those available. For additional information, please email the Course Coordinator at B.Phil@utas.edu.au.

    The Bachelor of Philosophy requires 300 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units of study) to complete, the same as most Bachelor degrees. The difference with this degree is that half that requirement is met by the successful completion of your principal degree, with a GPA of 5.5 or higher.
    Units in this stream will develop students skills in research and scholarship, through completion of research skills, honours preparation and/or research internship units.(Test!@#$%&*<>/:)This stream is ideal for students interested in following an honours and research higher degree pathway.

    This unit provides students with an opportunity to be engaged in a research or design project in a laboratory or field setting in STEM. The aim of the unit is to provide an experience that will immerse students in the…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSpring school (extended)
    LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

    This unit provides students with an opportunity to be engaged in a negotiated topic on an authentic research or design activity in a laboratory or field setting in STEM. Project results will be presented as an oral presentation to a…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSpring school (extended)
    LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

    This unit provides students with an opportunity to be engaged in a topic on authentic research or design activity in a laboratory or field setting in STEM. Students will be expected to present their project results via an oral presentation…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSpring school (extended)
    LauncestonSpring school (extended)

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

    This unit provides students with an opportunity to prepare a journal article for publication based on a previous research or design activity in a laboratory or field setting in STEM. This Research and Design Publication unit consists of 3 to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    Hobart12 Week Session Dec
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Launceston12 Week Session Dec

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

    This unit examines the development of literary theory from the middle of the twentieth century to the present. It aims to provide students with the skills to read theory critically and to develop informed arguments in response to critical, literary…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    TP3A Students will analyse a case study involving the use of social media in the light of Tasmania Police policy and procedures. The case needs to be considered in the light of academic literature on policing organisations (such as police…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The unit engages students in higher level police supervision skills and capabilities required of operational policing in an increasingly complex social, cultural, and economic environment. Students will engage with assignment work grounded in critically analysing how to provide initial and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The stream is open to all students currently engaged in a service or leadership role (eg. PASS Leaders, TUU representatives, community group volunteers). The units are grounded in students service experience and develop leadership skills, both to maximise effectiveness in their role, and to provide formal academic recognition for their service. Developing opportunities for a supportive peer network and project development, this stream will help students achieve personal and strategic goals.

    This unit aims to develop your creative problem solving skills, and focuses on the use of creative problem solving techniques in everyday life. The unit is a response both to the rapidly changing nature of the business environment and to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entrepreneurship is a way of looking at business that is focused on opportunities, creativity and innovation. It is also about having a passion for doing the things that are important to you, be they related to business or not. It…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Strategy is concerned with the long- term direction of an organisation - with making strategic choices about how to best use resources and how to align the firm with the operating environment. Business Strategy enhances students’ knowledge of the process…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastAccelerated Study Period 2
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAccelerated Study Period 2
    Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

    Organisational behaviour is the study of human behaviour at the individual, group and organisational level. The primary purpose of this unit is to improve the management of organisations through the development of knowledge of human behaviour. An understanding of human…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Sound and effective management and leadership require not only financial and technical expertise but also ethical competency. This unit provides a focus on ethical decision-making, and in particular introduces a series of frameworks for discerning what is right and wrong…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastAccelerated Study Period 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineAccelerated Study Period 1
    Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

    This unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to prepare students for understanding the diagnosis, design and implementation process of change at group and organization-wide levels. The need to manage change is recognised as a critical success factor for organisations. This unit…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastAccelerated Study Period 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineAccelerated Study Period 2
    Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

    Leadership affects all organisations and is of increasing importance in today’s dynamic business world. The task of leading is generally associated with senior management, but all organisational members have the potential to exercise leadership by influencing and inspiring themselves and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastAccelerated Study Period 3
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAccelerated Study Period 3
    Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

    This unit covers the area of digital and social media marketing. Businesses are increasingly confronted with the need to adapt to a real-time digital environment. This unit focuses on providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the evolution and the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineAccelerated Study Period 2
    Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

    This unit develops knowledge and skills in the area of sports coaching, with a large emphasis placed on coaching pedagogy highlighting the social, cultural and pedagogical concepts underpinning good coaching practice. It touches on the application of sports science principles…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    This unit addresses the communication needs of students, current and intending professionals required to speak in presentation contexts. Participants will experience specific vocal and physical skills in the presentation of dynamic and highly focused material and tasks. Various delivery techniques…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Hobart5 Week Session Jun
    LauncestonIntensive Session Feb A

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

    This unit teaches the fundamentals of good thinking. You will learn how to construct, analyse, and critically evaluate arguments; how to reason logically and well; how to identify and avoid common pitfalls of statistical reasoning in scientific and social contexts;…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Human rights are fundamental rights that are inherent to every individual. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. The unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to the development, application and cultural relativity of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    Online5 Week Session Jan B

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

    Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use, climate change and biodiversity conservation. Environmental managers also play an important role in helping communities identify and move towards sustainable and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type - there are landscape processes,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Become better prepared to understand concepts of ethics, social responsibility and the law and how these shape individual and collective behaviour in modern society. Sustainable inspirational leadership can only evolve from a legitimate, ethical and socially responsible base. Equally, reputations…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Do you want to make a difference to something in the world you care about? Would you like some time and space to consider, develop and test your approaches in a safe environment, supported by experts in the field? Following…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This second-year unit Working with Communities will give students in a range of conceptual and practical tools to understand the complex idea of community and skills to work effectively with diverse communities in their professional practice. The focus is on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This stream focuses on capturing and maximising the learning and personal development that takes place during cross-cultural encounters, including international exchange, internships and in-country study.

    This unit will consider major authors and texts, developments and trends in Australian Literature. It examines Australian literature as a regional, national, and international literature with a set of distinct and vibrant cultures. Students will consider the histories, preoccupations, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit applies a sociological lens to the terrain of racial, religious and ethnic relations in Australia. It introduces theories of race, ethnicity, indigeneity and whiteness and applies these to historical and contemporary race and religious relations and the empirical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit offers an introduction to the most important themes and issues in the international relations of China. Students will gain a basic understanding of how the major frameworks of international relations interpret the rise of China as a global…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    International cooperation has undoubtly a positive ring to it. Recent decades have seen an impressive increase in inter-governmental and transnational cooperation, which often have been hailed for creating policies of peace and prosperity. Examples include the European Union, the Arms…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Indo-Tibetan History Philosophy is an intensive introduction to Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist hermeneutics and Tibetan history and culture. Students study at the Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS) and are taught by staff of that institute. Lectures on Tibetan politics,…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit, we analyse Buddhist philosophy of mind (study about the nature of mind and consciousness), Buddhist epistemology (study about knowledge and how we can know), and Buddhist psychology (study of emotions, how we think, behave and feel), phenomenology…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Human rights are fundamental rights that are inherent to every individual. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. The unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to the development, application and cultural relativity of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    Online5 Week Session Jan B

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

    This unit is designed to be taken by students as an elective or experience & engagement unit in conjunction with an overseas study program such as an exchange program, independent study abroad, or short-term program. Using materials available through Creative…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineWinter school
    Online11 Week Session Oct

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

    Become better prepared to understand concepts of ethics, social responsibility and the law and how these shape individual and collective behaviour in modern society. Sustainable inspirational leadership can only evolve from a legitimate, ethical and socially responsible base. Equally, reputations…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The challenge of ensuring adequate and sustainable food production and equitable access to food for a diverse human population in the 21st century is crucial and profoundly complex. This unit helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This second-year unit Working with Communities will give students in a range of conceptual and practical tools to understand the complex idea of community and skills to work effectively with diverse communities in their professional practice. The focus is on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This stream gives students the opportunity to expand their scholarly experience and apply their skills in creativity, innovation and collaboration through study in breadth and extension units, multi- and inter-disciplinary experiences that complement and enrich their primary subject area/s.

    Sound and effective management and leadership require not only financial and technical expertise but also ethical competency. This unit provides a focus on ethical decision-making, and in particular introduces a series of frameworks for discerning what is right and wrong…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastAccelerated Study Period 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineAccelerated Study Period 1
    Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

    Marketing research is one of the most important aspects of marketing. It is the process by which firms acquire market information that facilitates their decision-making. Given the rapid evolution of the business world, it is critical that firms know who…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineAccelerated Study Period 2
    Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

    This unit will enable you to develop an understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in the development of business ventures. Innovation is now seen as central to the development of business, economy and society. We will explore the relationship between entrepreneurship…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

    This unit uses research into the biological basis of dementia to explore the specific pathology of the more common diseases causing, or associated with, dementia. Students will learn the relationship between the development of pathology in the nervous system and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Twenty first century education must meet the learning needs of communities and help to address twenty first century issues. As recognized by UNESCO, education for sustainability is an important part of this process. Consequently, this unit will provide students with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit extends your understanding of the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, social and environmental dimensions of health and wellness. The content focuses on critical aspects of social and emotional learning (SEL) to ensure you can successfully implement a program of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit develops practical and creative skills in the craft of writing for performance. Through practical workshops, discussions, readings and dramaturgical sessions with the Unit Lecturer, you will explore the range of styles, genres, conventions, purposes and methodologies within writing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis, existential phenomenology and queer theory have raised stimulating questions about the body. This unit examines how the body is theorised, how it interacts with questions of culture and class, and explores the implications of our understanding of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores how different worlds are imagined in speculative fiction, film, and critical theory. Taking an historical approach, the unit traces the trajectory of utopian/dystopian texts and theories through the last five hundred years, concentrating on the dystopian visions…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Forensic science has long captured the public imagination as evidenced in crime dramas, documentaries, and podcasts. However, the representations do not always reflect reality. This unit introduces the emerging field of forensic studies, contrasting the fiction with the facts, exploring…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Examines how social issues in contemporary Australia are constructed and interpreted across their social, cultural, political and moral dimensions. The unit examines the role of discourses in the construction of social issues, social groups and social arenas as social problems…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The unit focuses on understanding legal…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit will enable students to understand how tourism and cultural industries have dramatically changed our lives. Cultural industries have grown significantly, with examples such as museums, regional festivals and wilderness adventures. At the same time there is an increasing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit applies a critical sociological perspective to health, illness and medicine. Each year the unit will use topical examples to explore expert and public knowledges about health and illness, the social distribution and patterning of health and illness, inequalities…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Explores the nature of environmental crime and its social regulation. The unit has three main topical concerns: First, to investigate the nature of environmental crime from the point of view of legal, ecological and justice perspectives, with an emphasis on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    How do we learn to 'do' gender? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, you will develop a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the world…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Offers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    International cooperation has undoubtly a positive ring to it. Recent decades have seen an impressive increase in inter-governmental and transnational cooperation, which often have been hailed for creating policies of peace and prosperity. Examples include the European Union, the Arms…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit teaches the fundamentals of good thinking. You will learn how to construct, analyse, and critically evaluate arguments; how to reason logically and well; how to identify and avoid common pitfalls of statistical reasoning in scientific and social contexts;…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Logic is the theory of good reasoning. This unit introduces students to some of the types of reasoning that are regularly used in everyday life, in philosophy and in many other fields. Students will be introduced to a variety of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit takes an environmental justice perspective in introducing students to the dynamics that shape contemporary environmental policy (including green politics) with broad appeal to students of politics and policy, justice studies, environmental studies and science. The roles of politics…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit utilises various analytical approaches concerning the development, implementation, evaluation and legitimacy of Antarctic and oceans governance at both the international and national levels.Three broad interrelated issue areas are examined: [i] the evolution of the Antarctic Treaty System; [ii]…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Human rights are fundamental rights that are inherent to every individual. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. The unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to the development, application and cultural relativity of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    Online5 Week Session Jan B

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

    Contemporary media is saturated with images of extreme weather events, hunger,poverty, conflict, pollution, austerity, and financial crisis. Mounting evidence suggeststhe 21st century will be defined by unprecedented challenges related to environmentalinstability, economic inequality and risks to social well-being on a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit provides students with an opportunity to prepare a journal article for publication based on a previous research or design activity in a laboratory or field setting in STEM. This Research and Design Publication unit consists of 3 to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    Hobart12 Week Session Dec
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Launceston12 Week Session Dec

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

    All aspects of human life are geographical. Our lives take place in space. Spatial practices and ideas are central to individuals andsocieties: they help determine who and what belongs where, who controls and owns which resources, and who has what…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Political ecology is a diverse area of study, professional practice and activism that integrates concerns about justice, sustainability and development. Political ecology seeks explanations of the root causes of and transformative responses to environmental problems. Analysing nature and society as…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Over six hundred million people live on the world’s 43 island nation-states and on hundreds of sub-national island jurisdictions. The ‘island-continent’ of Australia comprises over 12,000 islands, islets and rocky outcrops, while the island-State of Tasmania is an archipelago of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will equip students with an interdisciplinary understanding of energy systems. Its focus is on how science and policy are interacting to shape Australia’s energy futures. The Australian energy sector is experiencing a period of change, prompted by the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Microorganisms, though invisibly small, collectively make up the majority of the living matter on Earth and have profound influences on many aspects of our lives. This unit will draw on contemporary, real-world examples to explore the influence and impact of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    In this interdisciplinary unit, students explore systems approaches to farming, wherein understanding of various components of a farm is linked to broader social, cultural, political, institutional, economic and ecological factors that influence how a farm operates. The first partof the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    Antarctica and the Southern Ocean – valued, protected, understood. This mantra was coined originally by the Australian Antarctic Division (the government department with responsibility for Australian activities in the Antarctic) and was also adopted, with modification, by Antarctica New Zealand…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Become better prepared to understand concepts of ethics, social responsibility and the law and how these shape individual and collective behaviour in modern society. Sustainable inspirational leadership can only evolve from a legitimate, ethical and socially responsible base. Equally, reputations…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Do you want to make a difference to something in the world you care about? Would you like some time and space to consider, develop and test your approaches in a safe environment, supported by experts in the field? Following…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The challenge of ensuring adequate and sustainable food production and equitable access to food for a diverse human population in the 21st century is crucial and profoundly complex. This unit helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Leadership for University of Tasmania Students-in-schools has been designed to recognise and extend the development of leadership skills of students involved in the University Students-in-Schools program. The program is focused on inspiring upper primary and lower secondary students to consider…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Leadership for University of Tasmania Students-in-schools has been designed to recognise and extend the development of leadership skills of students involved in the University Students-in-Schools program. The program is focused on inspiring upper primary and lower secondary students to consider…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Is an advanced post-TCE course which places its main emphasis on the development of a sound command of the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Is an advanced post-TCE course which places its main emphasis on the development of a sound command of the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Builds on the competency achieved by students in HEF216, providing further training in selected topics in French grammar and in translation.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Builds on the competency achieved by students in HEF315, providing further training in selected topics in French grammar and in translation.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This is an intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German, the continuation of HEG102 Introduction to German 1B. This second-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This is an intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German, the continuation of HEG207 German 2A. This second-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided in reading…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This is an advanced intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German. This third-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This is an upper intermediate unit for students with prior knowledge of German, the continuation of HEG315 Advanced German 3A. This third-year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The ‘blue economy’ of oceans related industries is set for significant expansion in the first half of twenty first century. Australia has one of the largest areas of ocean estate in the world. Tasmania is also are a global centre…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit explores some of Australia’s most challenging environmental controversies, and the legal and policy context in which they arise. It uses a range of topical issues and case studies to introduce students to the framework for national and international…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Biotechnology and the law develops an understanding of the legal and ethical regulation of biotechnology research, commercialisation and practice. In includes consideration of both medical and agricultural biotechnology. The unit will be of interest to law and science students, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides both a theoretical and practical understanding of the history, justification, nature and challenges of international and Australian human rights regimes. You will think critically about relevant legal instruments, the aims and powers of international and national human…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Addressing some of the most important issues for humanity and the future of our planet, this unit is suitable for both law and non-law students. This foundational unit, as a basis for more advanced study in the field, introduces the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    Climate change poses enormous challenges for Australia and the international community. The level of warming already in the climate system means that law and policymakers must deal with dual policy imperatives – to manageable the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provide students with an understanding of the way in which inter-State trade has been regulated globally since the second half of the 20th century. This includes a critical reflection of the role of free trade rules in international…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Some argue that war, of all human activity, is no place for law; any notion that law might regulate military conduct is naive and deluded. Although egregious violations of the law are common, international criminal courts and tribunals hold some…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Hobart5 Week Session Jan B

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

    In this unit you will explore the close relationship between the disciplines of psychology and criminal law. It will enhance your capacity to work professionally in the criminal justice system, including as a practising lawyer or in policy formation. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Decisions about the development, delivery, and funding of healthcare, both within Australia and globally, will affect every member of our society. This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in in-depth analysis of topical ethical and legal issues in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The relationship between employer and employee lies at the heart of economic activity. In this unit, you will explore the ways in which this relationshipis governed in order to protect vulnerable workers from unfair conditions, and employers from unjustified industrial…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This elective provides students with the opportunity to develop their legal skills, through engaging in high level advocacy, research and collaborative work. Under the supervision of the unit coordinator, students prepare for, and participate in, a national inter-varsity mooting competition.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    We live in a world that is dominated by media. This unit investigates the common law and statutory controls over the broadcasting, print and online media in Australia. The unit examines legal and economic aspects of the regulatory regimes which…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides an overview of the major forms of intellectual property protection. The unit covers the statutory systems of copyright, trade marks and patents as well as related areas including passing off and the protection provided by Australian Consumer…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces the skills required for ensemble performance and/or music production. In this unit students experience processes of preparation and performance and/or production through participation in one of a varied set of ensembles. Students are expected to participate in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit develops the skills required for ensemble performance and/or music production and continues the work of Ensemble Skills 1 . In this unit students develop processes of preparation and performance and/or production through participation in one of a varied…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit continues the development of ensemble skills in performance and/or music production. In this unit students consolidate the processes of preparation and performance and/or production through participation in one of a varied set of ensembles. Students are expected to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit consolidates the development of ensemble skills in performance and/or music production. In this unit students refine the processes of preparation and performance and/or production through participation in one of a varied set of ensembles. Students are expected to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

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

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    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

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    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $97,691 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $31,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    Domestic Students

    Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including: those who have achieved high academic results, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, students with sporting ability, students undertaking overseas study, and students with a disability.

    For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

    International students

    There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) website.

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