This course is designed to provide students undertaking a masters degree in law with the opportunity to undertake a supervised research project in any area of law not previously studied in their program.
The research project is designed to build upon previous foundational and elective courses and allow students to develop cutting-edge legal research under the supervision of a member of staff.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply advanced specialised knowledge and research skills to undertake an in-depth, critical analysis with respect to the area of law relevant to the topic;
- Identify, analyse and reflect upon a complex body of knowledge in the area of law relevant to the topic;
- Critically reflect upon and synthesise complex information, issues, concepts and theories as they apply in the area of law relevant to the topic chosen;
- Apply advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a researcher.
The course may be taken as part of an LLM program. The GRU is worth 12 units and involves the completion of a 12000-16000 word research thesis.
If you wish to undertake a Graduate Research Unit, please note that the application process has changed.
Please go to the ANU College of Law website for information and the application form https://law.anu.edu.au/graduate-research-unit
- The Graduate Research Unit course requires a research paper of between 12,000 and 16,000 words in length. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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It is expected that a student would need to spend approximately 20 hours a week on this project or equivalent time over the period. There are no formal classes.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the ANU Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 12 units
If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.
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