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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.
GENE 495 is a paper on preparation for carrying out a research project in which students use their own research topic to fulfil the requirements for assessment. The objective of this paper is to allow students to carry out preliminary work for their research project and to provide students with training in preparing and communicating research proposals and in reviewing the literature in their own field.
|Paper title||Master's Thesis Preparation|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year
1st Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,166.68|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$13,012.37|
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- Teaching staff
- Students carry out GENE 495 under supervision of any member of the Genetics research and teaching staff.
- Paper Structure
Students are based in a research laboratory. They are required to prepare a review of the relevant scientific literature, to prepare a research proposal and to carry out and report on preliminary research for their project.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
The objectives of this paper are to
- Allow students to carry out preliminary work for their research project
- Provide students with training in preparing and communicating research proposals and in reviewing the literature in their own field