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EDUC591 Research Project

A supervised research dissertation of up to 15,000 words on an approved topic.

Students will identify a topic, be assigned a supervisor, and work with them to design, conduct, analyse, and write up a research project.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code EDUC591
Subject Education
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (3 March 2023 - 23 February 2024) (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,883.38
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
EDUC 411 or EDUC 412
Limited to
(i)Students outside of the approved programmes, with 54 300-level EDUC points, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education. (ii)The duration of this paper is 50 weeks.

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: To be confirmed.

Teaching Arrangements

This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.


Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a high standard in conceptual thought and analysis
  2. Engage with current and relevant literature in the field
  3. Apply an appropriate methodology to obtain useful data
  4. Demonstrate postgraduate-level writing, particularly in the analysis of collected data and the conclusions from such analysis

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1st Non standard period (3 March 2023 - 23 February 2024)

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system