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MFCO590 Research Dissertation

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A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic.

The paper is a required component of the coursework option for the MA and can be commenced in either the first or second semester.

Paper title Research Dissertation
Paper code MFCO590
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (26 February 2021 - 18 February 2022) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,139.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,356.00

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Limited to
MA
Contact

Dr Kevin Fisher

Teaching staff

To be confirmed

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, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the research dissertation will be able to demonstrate an:

  • Ability to design and develop coherent and appropriate research questions that draw on the conceptual, methodological and theoretical knowledge of their chosen discipline.
  • Ability to apply appropriate and specific skills in acquiring, organising, analysing, and evaluating information in their chosen discipline; to organise and configure that research; and to report it in written scholarly forms.
  • Ability to consider and evaluate their research in a critical and analytical manner; to engage in the highest scholarly ethical standards.
  • Ability to undertake independent, self-directed research

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (26 February 2021 - 18 February 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 26 June 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic.

The paper is a required component of the coursework option for the MA and can be commenced in either the first or second semester.

Paper title Research Dissertation
Paper code MFCO590
Subject Media, Film and Communication
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (25 February 2022 - 17 February 2023) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (4 July 2022 - 26 June 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MA
Contact

Dr Brett Nicholls

Teaching staff

To be confirmed.

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, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the research dissertation will be able to demonstrate an:

  • Ability to design and develop coherent and appropriate research questions that draw on the conceptual, methodological and theoretical knowledge of their chosen discipline.
  • Ability to apply appropriate and specific skills in acquiring, organising, analysing, and evaluating information in their chosen discipline; to organise and configure that research; and to report it in written scholarly forms.
  • Ability to consider and evaluate their research in a critical and analytical manner; to engage in the highest scholarly ethical standards.
  • Ability to undertake independent, self-directed research

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (25 February 2022 - 17 February 2023)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

2nd Non standard period (4 July 2022 - 26 June 2023)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard