• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Craig Collins
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

The Honours Thesis makes up Part B of the final Honours Examination for students wishing to graduate with an honours degree. For this course a student must complete an honours thesis on a topic of their choice, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff or a person approved by the Course Convenor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of the course the student will have undertaken a limited but systematic study of an issue in the law of the student's own choosing, and presented the results of that study in a written form which is accessible to an interested, but not necessarily informed, legal reader. The student will have developed legal research and writing skills; and will have educated himself or herself further in the law, its methods and limits.

Other Information

To assist students to prepare their detailed research proposal and to undertake Honours Thesis, the ANU College of Law offers Honours Thesis Workshops each year.  Attendance is voluntary. Dates for 2012 will be advised on the web. It is strongly recommended that students attend a Workshop at least three months before the semester in which they enrol in Honours Thesis. Students may attend more than one Workshop.  For more information, see the brochure about Honours in Law available on the noticeboard at the student's login page, the honours information page on the College website and the course outline. 

Indicative Assessment

Students are required to complete a thesis of between 11,000 and 13,000 words on a topic of their choice, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff or a person approved by the Course Convenor.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

There are no classes scheduled in this course. Instead, students are expected to meet regularly with their supervisors during the semester and to devote at least 20 hours per week to the thesis.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Enrolment in Honours Thesis is restricted to students who satisfy the following requirements:

  • the candidate, at the time of completion of his or her studies in the Law School, will have completed 14 or more eligible law courses
  • the candidate has, by Tuesday of the first week of the semester in which they will undertake Honours Thesis, submitted to the Law School Administration Office a form signed by their supervisor indicating that the supervisor has read and approved a detailed research proposal prepared in accordance with issued guidelines, and has agreed to supervise the student
  • the candidate is in a position to complete the requirements for admission to the degree in a period of one year or less as a full-time student
  • at the time that the candidate qualifies under paragraph 3, the candidate has an Honours mark of 4.5 in the eligible law courses completed by the candidate, after disregarding the three courses (or less, if the Policy on Award of Honours in the Law School otherwise requires) in which the candidate has scored the lowest marks
  • Guidelines for the detailed research proposal are available in the course outline for Honours Thesis (which can be accessed via the Law web page) or by request from the course convenor.

 

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3252
2004 $3852
2005 $4596
2006 $5292
2007 $5340
2008 $5340
2009 $5340
2010 $5436
2011 $5556
2012 $5616
2013 $5616
2014 $5616
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $5832
2004 $5832
2005 $6468
2006 $6852
2007 $6852
2008 $6852
2009 $6852
2010 $7500
2011 $7512
2012 $7512
2013 $7512
2014 $7524
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2949 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6945 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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