A dissertation of 15,000 - 20,000 words on an approved research topic.
Working in conjunction with a staff adviser, students investigate a research topic related to either an area with which familiarity has been gained through undergraduate study or derived from an area pursued in one of the taught papers at 400-level.
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,620.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 72 300-level ENGL points
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- Teaching staff
A supervisor will be determined based on student research interest and staff availability.
- Teaching Arrangements
A series of 1-hour seminars is held Fridays at noon in semester one, offering an introduction to topic formation, to research resources, methods and techniques and to both written and oral presentation skills.
A series of seminar presentations is held during this course of classes, and a further seminar will be given in mid-July.
A draft of the essay must be submitted by the end of August, and the final version in early October.
Where possible, students should identify a research topic by early December so that they can commit themselves to a reading programme over the summer break prior to the fourth year of study.
Application forms, a list of supervisors and research topics, aims and objectives for this paper are available from the 400-level coordinator.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will demonstrate the:
- Ability to formulate research questions and develop a research plan
- Ability to identify and evaluate appropriate research in the chosen field
- Ability to develop an argument
- Ability to write with clarity and grace