A dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved research topic.
|Points||60 points 60 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year, 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 19 June 2021)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,001.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$17,377.50|
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), BAppSc(Hons), BSc(Hons), PGDipArts, PGDipSci
- Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
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- View further information about GEOG 490
- Teaching staff
Supervisor: Each student will be supervised by a member of staff most relevant to the proposed area of research.
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- Paper Structure
Students initiate an independently driven research project. Research is undertaken with a specific sub-discipline of geography/environmental management, supervised and advised by one or more academic staff members.
- Teaching Arrangements
Postgraduate seminars run by the School of Geography, and relevant to the research process, are designed with GEOG490 students in mind. Your attendance at these seminars is compulsory.
- Text books are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental
literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper students will be able to:
- identify and contextualise a research problem and use the research literature to develop theoretical and methodological frameworks to investigate specific research questions;
- devise and implement a programme of practical work to investigate the research questions;
- analyse information and draw conclusions relevant to their research questions;
- write a report to communicate the outcomes of their research effectively.