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NEUR495 Master's Thesis Preparation

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.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code NEUR495
Subject Neuroscience
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,024.60
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Students in the first year of their MSc in Neuroscience by papers and thesis.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Teaching staff
The neuroscientist who has agreed to supervise your MSc thesis.
Paper Structure

This paper is intended to allow you to plan and organise all of the background aspects of your MSc research project (for a 2-year MSc degree). In addition you may carry out pilot or preliminary experiments. Completion of NEUR 495 should place you in a good position to conduct the majority of your experimental work and dissertation writing in the second year. Timelines and expectations will be set by the supervisor and host department.

Research articles
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Gain deep knowledge and understanding of a specific area of neuroscience research
  • Understand research methods and analysis
  • Communicate results

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system