Courses & Units

Specialised Research Methods XGR505


Note: For HDR Candidates


This unit enables HDR candidates to study a topic or subject of particular academic interest and relevance to their project which is not otherwise available as a formal unit. It provides candidates with the opportunity to engage in self-directed study with guidance from a supervising lecturer, who is not part of the candidate's supervisory team. A formal learning agreement between the candidate and the supervising lecturer specifies the material to be studied, the means by which it will be assessed, and the due date for completion of the assessment task/s. Enrolment in the unit, and the learning agreement, requires approval from the student's supervisor, head of school and the Dean of Graduate Research.


Unit name Specialised Research Methods
Unit code XGR505
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Research Division
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)
Discipline Graduate Certificate in Research Income
Teaching staff
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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: $2,108.00 090100

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Teaching PatternAttendance and assessment will be negotiated with the supervising lecturer.
AssessmentAn assessment task including the assessment task description, length and links to the learning outcomes will be negotiated and stated in a learning agreement.
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