Courses & Units

Communicating Research XGR502

Hobart, Launceston


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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) Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart 11 Week Session Apr On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston 11 Week Session Feb On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school (late) 21/6/2021 9/7/2021 2/8/2021 12/9/2021
Spring school (extended) 25/10/2021 17/11/2021 20/12/2021 13/2/2022
11 Week Session Feb 1/2/2021 15/2/2021 8/3/2021 11/4/2021
11 Week Session Apr 5/4/2021 23/4/2021 17/5/2021 27/6/2021

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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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