Courses & Units

Research Thesis B KGA743



This is one of two 25% thesis units: KGA742 and KGA743. Students will be enrolled by the Course Coordinator in both of these units; in one semester for those undertaking the research full time, or in two consecutive semesters for those undertaking the research part time. Students enrolling will commence 3 weeks prior to the normal commencement of Semester 1 or Semester 2. The submission date for the thesis will be the last day of the semester in which the candidate is enrolled in KGA743.


The research project comprises one third (50% of 150%) of the requirements for the Master of Environmental Management (S7D) or Master of Environmental Planning (S7U) degrees and one quarter (50% of 200%) of the requirements for the Master of Planning (K7P) or Master of Protected Area Governance and Management (K7E).

The project is carried out under the guidance of a supervisor allocated by the Course Coordinator with agreement of the candidate. The results of the research are reported in a minor thesis that is assessed by two examiners, one of whom is normally from outside of the University. The research must address a topic of significance for environmental management (S7D candidates), planning (S7U and K7P candidates) or protected areas (K7E candidates).


Unit name Research Thesis B
Unit code KGA743
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences

Kate Booth

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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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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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050999 $1,987.0 $1,987.0 not applicable $5,566.0

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Teaching Pattern

Supervised research project.


Across KGA742 and KGA743, students are requires to submit a thesis of approximately 15,000 words (100%) and complete two compulsory ungraded tasks: a project proposal (approximately 2,000 words) and a seminar presentation (15 minutes).

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