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LA4026 - Research Dissertation A

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

Available as part of the Honours program to level 4 LLB and combined LLB students with a GPA of at least 5, who do not anticipate applying for an Australian Postgraduate Award. 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 Dissertation A' or subject chain 'LA4047 and LA4048: Research Dissertation B.' In each of these subjects, candidates will be required to submit a substantial piece of research (See 2.2, 2.3, 3.5 and 3.6). Honours candidates can only enrol in either 'LA4026: Research Dissertation A' or subject chain 'LA4047 and LA4048: Research Dissertation B'. Honours accreditation is only available once to any one candidate. 'LA4026: Research Dissertation A' is a single study period, three (3) credit point, subject offered in both study periods each year. The anticipated length of the dissertation is 9000 - 10 000 words

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop high quality research and writing skills in areas of law which require deep critical analysis and evaluation, synthesis and reform.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA4046 AND LA4047 AND LA4048

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours
Assessment: research dissertation.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours
Assessment: research dissertation.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours
Assessment: research dissertation.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours
Assessment: research dissertation.

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.