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INTS590 Research Dissertation

A research project of not more than 20,000 words.

This paper focuses on the critical aspects in writing a master's level dissertation in the field of international studies. The dissertation is an 18,000-to-20,000-word research project written over an intensive twelve-month period.

Paper title Research Dissertation
Paper code INTS590
Subject International Studies
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 18 February 2021), 2nd Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 1 July 2021)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,094.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,418.50

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Limited to
MIntSt
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Robert Patman
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

After taking this paper, students will acquire an enhanced awareness of the importance of analytical rigour, different methodologies, techniques, and organisational processes that are involved in writing a Masters’ level dissertation in the field of international studies.

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 18 February 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Friday 13:00-14:50 9-12, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41

2nd Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 1 July 2021)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Friday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41