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. 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 18,000 word dissertation.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


4x2hr seminar and approximately 6x1hr supervision meetings or equivalent.


1x12000 words towards completion of an 18000wd dissertation in HRTD6911 (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


A minimum of 12 credit points completed as part of the Master of Human Rights. Departmental permission required

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.