Courses & Units

Communicating Research XGR502

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney


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Communicating Research introduces principles of academic writing and broad presentation skills to PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.

This unit will focus on a range of topics including: managing and reviewing the literature, writing a research proposal, presentation skills (presentations for conferences, seminars, discussants and poster presentations, including differences in styles between disciplines), principles of academic writing (developing responsible writing skills, structuring extended writing, technique and writing style and incorporating the work of other scholars into your writing) and preparing research results for publication.

The unit is a mandatory unit of the Graduate Certificate in Research. Therefore, it introduces a range of topics that will be developed further in a number of elective units in the course.


Unit name Communicating Research
Unit code XGR502
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Research Division
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
Discipline Graduate Certificate in Research Income
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Winter school (late) On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 11 Week Session Apr On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Winter school (late) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 11 Week Session Feb On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney 11 Week Session Apr On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school (late) 22/6/2020 10/7/2020 3/8/2020 13/9/2020
Spring school (extended) 26/10/2020 18/11/2020 21/12/2020 14/2/2021
11 Week Session Feb 28/1/2020 10/2/2020 31/5/2020 5/4/2020
11 Week Session Apr 30/3/2020 15/4/2020 8/5/2020 14/6/2020

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100799

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Development of a relevant literature database 20%; Literature review or equivalent substantial body of work 50%; Presentation at UTAS postgraduate conference 30%.

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