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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|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (26 February 2021 - 24 February 2022)
2nd Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 24 June 2022) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,139.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$11,356.00|
- Limited to
Available to students admitted to the Geography programme in the coursework option for the Master of Arts
- More information link
- Teaching staff
Interested students should, in the first instance, contact the School of Geography (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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
- Regular meetings with supervisor.
- 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.
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.
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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.