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MRL908 - Discipline Reading Unit (Law)


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Shiri Krebs
Trimester 2: Shiri Krebs
Cohort rule:This unit is only available to students enrolled in M900 - Doctor of Philosophy


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

3 hours of weekly teaching and learning activities, including small group or one-on-one student interactions via face-to-face, email, telephone, or online contact with the unit supervisor and other students.


This unit provides students with the requisite discipline knowledge and skills in research to enable them to analyse critically the research domain that is pertinent to their area of research. Students will also develop skills to evaluate critically research undertaken by others. As part of this unit, the students will further expand on their discipline knowledge related to the topic area of their research.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Examine and demonstrate an understanding of different research methods within a discipline specific domain

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Evaluate and critically analyse published scholarly research in the literature related to a specified area or discipline

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Use online resources to find, identify relevant material, apply to unit content and disseminate information

GLO3: Digital literacy

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1: (Individual) Report (Research) 

4000 words 40% Information not yet available

Assessment 2: (Individual) Report (Research) 

5000 words 60% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

Texts and reading lists for units can be found on the University Library via the following link. Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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