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LA4026 - Research Thesis A

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Available as part of the Honours program to level 4 LLB and combined LLB students with a GPA of at least 5. Students not enrolled in the Honours program may be admitted to this subject at the discretion of the Head of School.

Honours candidates must enrol in either subject 'LA4026: Research Thesis A' or subject chain 'LA4047 and LA4048: Research Thesis B.' In each of these subjects, candidates will be required to submit a substantial piece of research. Honours candidates can only enrol in either 'LA4026: Research Thesis A' or subject chain 'LA4047 and LA4048: Research thesis B'. Honours accreditation is only available once to any one candidate. 'LA4026: Research Thesis A' is a single study period, three (3) credit point, subject offered in both study periods each year. The anticipated length of the thesis is 9000 - 10 000 words

Learning Outcomes

  • Employ the compositional skills required for writing a thesis, including academic article-style organisation showing clarity of style and coherence of argument;
  • Evaluate, analyse and critique a specific area of law in the subject area of the research;
  • Exercise exemplary personal and professional moral and ethical standards in preparing a significant piece of research;
  • Employ advanced legal research skills to complete a complex research project.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA4046 AND LA4047 AND LA4048

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Malcolm Barrett
Lecturers: Mr Malcolm Barrett, Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: research thesis.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Malcolm Barrett, Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: research thesis.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Malcolm Barrett
Lecturers: Mr Malcolm Barrett, Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: research thesis.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Mr Malcolm Barrett.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: research thesis.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.