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MARI495 Master's Thesis Preparation

Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

This paper is required for students enrolled in the MSc in Marine Science. It involves a year-long field- or lab-based independent research project, culminating in a major thesis proposal. Admission to the programme is contingent on having a supervisor and an approved research project.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code MARI495
Subject Marine Science
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (17 February 2023 - 10 December 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,309.34
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
Carried out over 9 to 10 months, involving an average of 12 to 13 hours of work per week.
Teaching staff

Fourth-Year Co-ordinators: Professor Abby Smith

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have gained significant knowledge and experience in undertaking individual research.

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1st Non standard period (17 February 2023 - 10 December 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 10:00-12:50 22, 34, 40
Monday 11:00-11:50 29, 32, 37, 39, 42
Monday 11:00-12:50 9-14, 19-21