• Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject RegNet
  • Areas of interest Law, Social Research, Asia Pacific Studies, Criminology, Human Rights
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jarrett Blaustein
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
    Second Semester 2024
    See Future Offerings

Students in this course carry out advanced research on a question of their choice relating to the fields of Regulation and Governance. Students design and implement a project to answer their research question, to place the answer in the context of an intellectual tradition, and to communicate it clearly to others. This course is for part-time thesis research over two semesters. Students need to enrol in this course in two consecutive semesters.

If you would like to enrol in this course please submit the following Expression of Interest form. This course requires a permission code to enrol.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Pose a significant research question relating to regulation and governance
  2. Investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to regulation or governance, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual traditions
  3. Communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium, at a level close to publishable quality

Other Information

The course proceeds through one-on-one mentoring of all stages of the student's project by a supervising academic.

Students may be required to present their work in draft in a seminar to staff and peers. They will be supported to develop their oral and digital research presentation skills because this is an important part of research communication.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Written thesis - maximum of 20,000 words (100) [LO 1,2,3]

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The course will comprise some 260 hours of work, including independent research and individual meetings with an academic supervisor.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, students must: 1) Have successfully completed 48 units of ANU courses in the Master of Regulation and Governance program 2) Have maintained an average of 70% in their courses in the program; and 3) Provide written agreement from an identified supervisor willing to supervise the thesis commencing in a specified semester.

You will need to contact the School of Regulation and Global Governance to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

No specific texts

Preliminary Reading

To be customised to the individual student's approved topic


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.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $8160
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $12000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
3761 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 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
8760 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A

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