University of Technology Sydney

777251 Research Project 1 (PG)

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Faculty of Law coursework research subjects are open to enrolment by application only.


This subject comprises the research and writing of a supervised thesis on an approved topic in law. Candidates must research and write a thesis of approximately 16,000 words (all inclusive) at a standard suitable for publication on a topic approved by UTS: Law.

Students have the opportunity to critically analyse and evaluate a topic of law of their own choosing. Students develop their communication and research skills by writing a sustained and persuasive argument that demonstrates the ability to articulate legal issues, evaluate and synthesise research materials, and to think creatively and strategically. Students attend an initial workshop and engage in discussion on central aspects for the submission of a well-crafted thesis. This includes discussion of methodology; writing skills; integrity and time management. Students are supported through the process of writing the thesis by their academic supervisor who provides feedback on the progress of the thesis and student learning. Students also develop skills in self-management by undertaking self-directed work and learning, and by responding to and applying feedback.

Students are not permitted to enrol in the research project until written approval has been obtained from the subject coordinator. The research project is completed over two consecutive sessions. Candidates complete this subject in the first session of enrolment and 777252 Research Project 2 in the following session. The thesis is submitted on completion of 777252 Research Project 2. A final grade is not recorded against this subject until 777252 Research Project 2 is completed.

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