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LA4048 - Research Thesis B: Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: LA4047 LA4048
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Available to final year Bachelor of Laws and combined degree Bachelor of Laws students.

Available as part of the Honours program to level 4 students with a GPA of at least 5. Students will be required to undertake this subject together with LA4047 Research Thesis B and complete a substantial piece of independent research, under the supervision of an appointed supervisor. The length of the dissertation is 8,000-10,000 words. The conditions are fully set out in the Honours guidelines of the Law Academic Group.

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.

Subject Assessment

  • research thesis.

Special Assessment Requirements

This subject must be completed together with LA4047. Assessment for both subjects is joint and consists of a single research thesis.

LA4026 and LA4046


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020

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.