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Supervised individual research on an approved topic.
|Paper title||Research Project|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year
Full Year (On campus)
1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 3 June 2022) (Distance learning)
1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 3 June 2022) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,139.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$14,402.50|
- MINX 590
- Limited to
- MChap, PGDipFBLM, MFBLM, MMin, PGDipMin
- With approval from the Head of Department, MINS590 may also be taken on a part-time and/or part-year basis.
Completion of an approved Research Methods paper (e.g. PAST 212 or SOCI 201) or a series of workshops on Research Methods is a pre-requisite for admission to the Research Project. Contact the Department for further details.
- More information link
View more information on the Theology Programme’s website
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Professor Murray Rae
- Paper Structure
- The Research Project for the Master of Ministry degree is to be based on independent research concerning an aspect of the practice of ministry. The word limit is 20,000 words (excluding appendices, footnotes and bibliography).
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will gain
- Mastery of complex subject matter
- The ability to identify and evaluate critically the findings and discussions in scholarly literature and other forms of information
- The ability to design a well-structured, relevant and integrated plan of research
- The ability to carry out such research using appropriate methods of investigation and analysis
- The ability to analyse, argue and reach conclusions that are informed by independent inquiry and other available information
- The ability to undertake rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem solving