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A supervised project involving research and leading to the production of a research report.
This research project is a core part of the PGDipSci course. The PGDipSci is a one-year programme that builds on an undergraduate science degree. The diploma encompasses both papers and a research topic, and can be taken full time or part time. It provides entry to the Master of Science (MSc) degree by thesis only.
|Paper title||Research Project|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year
1st Non standard period (11 December 2021 - 3 December 2022) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 17 June 2022) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,166.68|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$11,931.47|
- Limited to
- The non-standard period for this paper takes place over approximately 12 months to accommodate field work requirements. The remainder of the work will be carried out over 7 to 9 months, involving an average of 12 to 16 hours of work per week.
- Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View
more information about departmental permission.
A research supervisor within the department is required.
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- Teaching staff
- Various academic staff involved.
- Paper Structure
- Independent research, within a specific sub-discipline of geology, supervised and advised by at least one academic staff member. The precise structure of the project (e.g., the balance of literature review, research skill development, independent data collection, analysis, synthesis, and style of presenting results) is established in conjunction with the project supervisor.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking,
Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this project will have learned the basic skills that they need to become successful researchers in a wide range of research settings