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Law Honours (LLB(Hons))


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Title Law Honours (LLB(Hons))
Course Code H1267
Study Level Bachelor's Honours (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLB(Hons))
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description The aim of Honours is to extend the student's grasp of the principles and practice of their subject, and to develop the ability for independent research.

An Honours qualification of 2A is normally required for admission to higher research degree study.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Completion of a Bachelor Degree (AQF level 7) or equivalent in the same discipline or cognate area with a Distinction average, subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor and approval by the Honours Academic Chair. Students interested in Honours enrolment are advised to contact the Law School Honours Academic Chair before application to discuss supervision of their potential research.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Apply Online Applications can be made online at http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/OnlineApplicationsHonours
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Define a legal research question and identify appropriate research techniques for answering it;
2. Independently review, analyse and synthesise primary and secondary material;
3. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a specific area of legal knowledge;
4. Exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing an understanding of a specific area of legal knowledge; and
5. Produce a thesis showing a clear topic and argument, sound reasoning, a coherent exposition of knowledge, effective writing (including clear expression) and compliance with established academic style requirements.
Employment Prospects Legal, Government, private sector
Entry Requirements Students must have achieved a specified WGPA in their Law degree units before they may be permitted to enrol in the Honours Program. The award of Honours is available on the basis of sufficient achievement across all units undertaken in the student's Honours Program. Students should seek advice and further information from the Chair of the Law Honours Sub-Committee.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Coursework - 12 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

LLB582 Legal Research Methods for Honours - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, Y-internal

LLB583 Advanced Supervised Legal Research - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, W-internal

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Students must choose up to 6 points of credit from any 500 level electives available. Where possible, students should enrol in units related to their Honours topic.
Clinical Practical units will also be available to students for enrolment as part of their Honours Program. These Clinical Practical units are a required for admission to practice in Law.

Thesis - 12 credit points

LLB580 Honours Thesis in Law - 12 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, Y-internal

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