FOSC495 Masters Thesis Preparation

Note: This information is for 2014, and may have been updated since the Guide to Enrolment was printed.

Title Masters Thesis Preparation
Code FOSC495
Subject Food Science
EFTS 0.3333 EFTS
Points 40 points
Teaching Period(s) Full year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZ$) 3,285.67
International Tuition Fees (NZ$) 9,532.38


Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master's degree by papers and thesis.

Limited to: MAppSc, MSc

Course Coordinator

Dr David Everett


All academic staff can be involved as thesis and research advisors.


This research project and thesis is the key component of the Masters thesis preparation year. Students choose a research project at the start of the year and regularly meet with their thesis advisor throughout the year to discuss ideas and results. At the end of the year students write a dissertation based on a literature review of the field, and the results they have gained through the year. The dissertation is worth 60% of the final grade, with the remainder based on research seminars and laboratory performance.

This course is intended for masters students, undertaking the coursework year.


Location Dunedin
Lecture Fri : 09:00-16:50
University of Otago Food Science