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ECON485 Master's Thesis Preparation

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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.

This paper involves the preparation of a detailed research proposal - expected to be up to 4,000 words long - suitable for a master's thesis. This involves selecting a carefully specified problem, critically reviewing the existing literature pertaining to that problem, identifying a significant gap in that literature and planning a research project that should be capable of adequately addressing that gap. Students will work independently under the guidance of a supervisor.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code ECON485
Subject Economics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,113.72
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
ECON 375
Restriction
ECON 480, ECON 490, ECON 492, ECON 495
Limited to
MA, MBus, MCom, MSc
Contact
economics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
A supervisor will be assigned based on the approved topic.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper should

  1. Be able to prepare a detailed research proposal that could form the basis for a master's thesis
  2. Have developed a depth of knowledge in a specific field of research
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate research methodologies
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues
  5. Have a high standard of written communication skills

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

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.

This paper involves the preparation of a detailed research proposal - expected to be up to 4,000 words long - suitable for a master's thesis. This involves selecting a carefully specified problem, critically reviewing the existing literature pertaining to that problem, identifying a significant gap in that literature and planning a research project that should be capable of adequately addressing that gap. Students will work independently under the guidance of a supervisor.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code ECON485
Subject Economics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,132.73
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
ECON 375
Restriction
ECON 480, ECON 490, ECON 492, ECON 495
Limited to
MA, MBus, MCom, MSc
Contact
economics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
A supervisor will be assigned based on the approved topic.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper should

  1. Be able to prepare a detailed research proposal that could form the basis for a master's thesis
  2. Have developed a depth of knowledge in a specific field of research
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate research methodologies
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues
  5. Have a high standard of written communication skills

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None