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This research-based course involves choosing an agreed legal research topic, completing a 1,200 word research proposal and writing a 12,000 word dissertation on that topic.
At the completion of the course, students should be able to:Choose a research topic;Describe a research question and a research methodology;Describe a particular legal problem and, if appropriate, the relevant law; andDescribe, evaluate and, if appropriate, formulate possible solutions to the legal problem identified.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.
Research proposal. Research dissertation 100%. The research proposal is assessed on a pass/fail basis and students must pass in order to pass the course.The assessment will be confirmed at the commencement of the course.
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Domestic fee $1,985.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Law.