Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is available to students who are completing joint honours in Legal Studies and another discipline or area of study within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It requires students, under the supervision of a staff member, to design, research and produce a 12,000-15,000 word thesis on an approved topic of relevance to both disciplines. The thesis component of the Legal Studies Honours program is usually completed over two semesters through enrolment in this subject and also LST4TJA. A final result will not be determined until both of these subjects have been completed. LST4TJA and LST4TJB are available to students who are enrolled in a joint Honours program on either a full-time or part time basis.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

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