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GEOG590 Research Dissertation

A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic.

The purpose of this graduate-level paper is to provide you with the opportunity carry out an individual piece of master's research under the supervision of a staff member who is an expert in a related part of the discipline.

Paper title Research Dissertation
Paper code GEOG590
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 20 February 2020), 2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 26 June 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,014.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,500.00

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Limited to
Limited to: MA
Eligibility

Available to students admitted to the Geography programme in the coursework option for the Master of Arts

Contact

geography@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Interested students should, in the first instance, contact the Department of Geography (geography@otago.ac.nz)

Paper Structure

Students work on an independent research project appropriate to the master's level. Research is undertaken with a specific sub-discipline of geography/environmental management, supervised and advised by one or more academic staff members.

Teaching Arrangements
  1. Regular meetings with supervisor.
  2. There is a programme of seminars run by the Department of Geography designed with research students in mind. Your attendance at these seminars is complusory.

 

Textbooks

No textbook is required

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this paper will have learned the skills they need to complete the second research-focused year of the programme.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 20 February 2020)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 26 June 2020)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic.

The purpose of this graduate-level paper is to provide you with the opportunity carry out an individual piece of master's research under the supervision of a staff member who is an expert in a related part of the discipline.

Paper title Research Dissertation
Paper code GEOG590
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 21 February 2021), 2nd Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 27 June 2021)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,094.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,025.00

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Limited to
MA
Eligibility

Available to students admitted to the Geography programme in the coursework option for the Master of Arts

Contact

geography@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Interested students should, in the first instance, contact the School of Geography (geography@otago.ac.nz)

Paper Structure

Students work on an independent research project appropriate to the master's level. Research is undertaken with a specific sub-discipline of geography/environmental management, supervised and advised by one or more academic staff members.

Teaching Arrangements
  1. Regular meetings with supervisor.
  2. There is a programme of seminars run by the School of Geography designed with research students in mind. Your attendance at these seminars is complusory.
Textbooks

No textbook is required

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 21 February 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 27 June 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard