|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 3 - Online
Term 4 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
In this capstone subject students will conduct in-depth research and produce a substantial research paper on a topic relevant to competition and consumer law. Students will be individually supervised in their research by a subject coordinator, including in relation to the identification of their research topic and methodological design. It will be open to students to formulate topics and draw on methods aligned with their non-legal background and interests.
Students will be expected to undertake a project that investigates research questions and draws on research methods informed primarily by their particular disciplinary background. For students with an economics background, for example, this may entail a project that uses economic research methods to investigate challenges involved in drafting and applying the law in this field. Students will be encouraged to identify research questions for the project that will be directly relevant to their particular areas of interest or career background or aspirations in the economics of this field.
Students will master sophisticated research and analytical techniques in conceptualising research frameworks, drawing on and synthesising extensive material from a range of sources to enrich their analysis and conclusions and exploring at an advanced level the legal, economic and practical implications of their findings. The subject will involve students in presenting their research project and being tested by experts on their research methods, analysis and conclusions, either in person at a workshop in Melbourne or online. Students will be encouraged to produce research papers of publishable quality and assisted in seeking out publication opportunities.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will have developed:
- An advanced knowledge of the topic relevant to their competition and consumer law research project;
- Sophisticated cognitive and technical skills relevant to conducting research in the field of competition and consumer law; and
- A capacity to use the knowledge and skills students have gained in the subject in a way that demonstrates effective autonomy, judgment, adaptability and responsibility as an expert learner and practitioner in the field of international competition and consumer law.