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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
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,935.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,450.00

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Learning Outcomes
After taking this paper, students will acquire an appreciation of the various methodologies, techniques, and processes involved in writing an MA level dissertation on various aspects of international studies.
Teaching staff
Professor Robert Patman
Text books 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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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Friday 13:00-14:50 10, 17-21