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MARI490 Dissertation

A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

This paper is one of the options for students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma of Marine Science. It involves a year-long field- or lab-based independent research project, culminating in a major dissertation. You may use this qualification to go on to another research degree (e.g. MSc or PhD). The other option is to undertake a shorter desktop review and enrol in the 20-point equivalent paper: MARI 480. Admission to the programme is contingent on having a supervisor and a research project ready to go.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code MARI490
Subject Marine Science
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,010.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,710.93

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Limited to
BAppSc(Hons), PGDipSci
Teaching staff
Fourth-Year Co-ordinator: Dr Candida Savage
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Gained significant knowledge and experience in undertaking individual research.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
M1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41