Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject constitutes one half of the thesis component of the Legal Studies Honours Program. Working under the supervision of a staff member, students are required to design, research and produce a 12,000-15,000 word thesis on an approved topic. The thesis is usually completed over two semesters through enrolment in this subject and also LST4THA. A final result will not be determined until both of these subjects have been completed. LST4THA and LST4THB are available to students who are enrolled in the Honours program on either a full-time or part time basis.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesDrafting and final production of thesis

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in one of LHLS-Bachelor of Legal Studies Honours, AHA-Bachelor of Arts Honours, or AHSS-Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours degree


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate highly developed writing and editing skills through the production of a thesis
02. Design a research project, including the formulation of research questions and the selection of an appropriate methodology, in respect to a specific topic within Legal Studies
03. In an oral presentation, provide a coherent and incisive account of the significance, nature and progress and/or outcomes of your thesis research
04. Locate and utilise primary and secondary resources of relevance to the thesis topic
05. Produce a sustained, well substantiated and theoretically informed analysis of the thesis topic

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTarryn Phillips

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Oral presentation on thesis (equivalent 1,000 words)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo5 SILO3

12,000-15,000 word thesis

N/AOtherIndividualNo95 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5