Dissertation Part 1 (HRTD6909)


Students will conduct original independent research in the areas of human rights and/or democratisation under the academic supervision of a relevant expert.

For students completing the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (MHRD), this unit is delivered at one of the partner institutions.

Students enrolled in HRTD6909 are given a pass/fail grade and not numerically assessed on the basis of their progress towards the completion of their dissertation. This unit ensures that students are making adequate and timely progress towards completion of their 15,000-18,000 word dissertation.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Approximately 6 x 1 hour supervision meetings or equivalent


1x12,000wd equivalent towards completion of MHRD dissertation of 15-18,000wd Dissertation (100%),

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

a minimum of 24 credit points completed as part of either the Master of Human Rights (MHR) or Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (MHRD), or by departmental permission


HRTD6907 and HRTD6908 and HRTD6911

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.