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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.


Research and project management skills are core professional competencies. Undertaking a thesis as part of your Masters will equip you with the experience needed to undertake research independently or as part of a team, and the skills to design and manage projects utilising available resources and time. It is also essential if you are considering doing a PhD. In this unit, you will complete work on your research project that spans KGA742 Research Thesis A and KGA743 Research Thesis B. Working with your expert supervisor, you will implement your project plan, and employ appropriate methods (quantitative, qualitative and/or spatial) to collect data pertaining to your problem or hypothesis. In analysing the collected data, you will produce new knowledge in your chosen field, critically locate this in relation to existing research and literature, and produce a substantial research thesis. The combination of KGA742 Research Thesis A and KGA743 Research Thesis B comprise one quarter (50% of 200%) of the requirements for the Master of Planning (K7P), Master of Applied Science (Environmental Management and Spatial Science; K7J4) and Master of Protected Area Governance and Management (K7E). The research must address a topic of significance for environmental management/spatial science (K7J4 candidates), planning (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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Learning Outcomes


Synthesise complex knowledge to support robust research decision-making


Implement appropriate methodologies and methods to produce new research findings


Critique research findings to advance knowledge in a chosen field


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050999 $1,987.00 $1,987.00 not applicable $5,566.00

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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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