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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 disciplinary 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.
Students will master sophisticated research and analytical techniques in conceptualising research frameworks, drawing on and synthesising extensive theoretical and comparative material 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 an expert on their research methods, analysis and conclusions in an online workshop.
Note: This capstone subject is only available to students admitted to the Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law or the Master of Laws who have completed Foundations: Competition Law & Economics LAWS90065 and at least three other subjects from the Global Competition and Consumer Law specialisation.
Important note on delivery
The teaching and learning activities in LAWS90073 Research Project (GCCL) run online across an 8-week extended study period.
This subject will primarily feature asynchronous online learning activities, including discussion boards. In addition, there will be 2-3 optional and essential live online classes delivered by the subject coordinator.
Make sure to check LMS Canvas for the latest information on the subject schedule, webinars and discussion board activities.
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.
Last updated: 30 January 2024