A dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved research topic.
A supervised research dissertation on an approved topic is expected to comprise both primary and secondary sources and to embody some original research. A dissertation should show some originality of thought, coherence of structure, clarity of argument and excellence of expression (including format).
|Subject||Pacific Islands Studies|
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,293.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$13,056.00|
- PACI 301 and 54 300-level ANTH, ARTH, ARTV, CHTH, GEOG, HIST, MAOR or MUSI points
- Limited to
- PGDipArts, BA(Hons)
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- More information link
- View more information on the School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies' website
- Teaching staff
- The Postgraduate Studies Committee approves the dissertation topic and supervisors. Depending on the topic proposed one or two supervisors are appointed, at least one of whom is a member of the School.
- Paper Structure
- Teaching Arrangements
- Text books are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- The dissertation is intended to demonstrate a student's ability to conduct independent research on a topic of their choice under the supervision of an academic staff member.