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POLS390 Research Project

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A supervised research essay of 6,500 words in an approved topic in politics.

This paper is an extended essay under supervision chosen by the student in conjunction with their supervisor. It is excellent preparation for post-graduate study such as MPols and MInstSt programmes

Paper title Research Project
Paper code POLS390
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
54 200-level POLS points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Admission to this paper normally requires an average of at least B+ over three POLS 200-level papers.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

Professor Janine Hayward

Teaching staff

Teaching staff consists of various politics lecturers.

Paper Structure

The student meets each week with their supervisor to develop the essay.

Teaching Arrangements

One-on-one supervision

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

This paper will allow students to explore and develop their research expertise in a field of study of their choice.

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Timetable

Semester 1

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-20, 22
Thursday 12:00-13:50 21