Major Thesis - Socio-Legal Studies

Subject 191-539 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Arts (Socio-Legal Studies) research-only program.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Prof. Sheila Jeffreys

Subject Overview: A major thesis based on original research, on a topic to be approved by the course co-ordinator.
Assessment: A thesis of 30,000 words (due at the end of candidature).
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop an advanced understanding of law in its societal, political and cultural context;
  • acquire specialised skills in research including ability to summarise and critically assess and develop sophisticated theory and to collect and analyse large amounts of quantitative and/or qualitative data;
  • independently plan and execute a major original research project, and the ability to present sophisticated and complex arguments and ideas in systematic and coherent ways;
  • emerge with an advanced understand of relevant cultural, policy and political issues;
  • have confidence in their capacity to undertake PhD and other advanced research.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Socio-Legal Studies)

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