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BTNY495 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.

In this paper students gain valuable experience in planning and designing their master's research project.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code BTNY495
Subject Botany
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,010.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,710.93

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Limited to
Teaching staff
Academic staff and guest lecturers
Paper Structure
  • Attendance of Botany seminars
  • Literature review
  • Oral presentation
  • Project proposal
Teaching Arrangements
Tutorials, seminars and self-directed learning
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will gain an appreciation of research methods and practice and a broad appreciation of current topics in botanical research.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system