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SPEX495 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 is usually a literature review and methodology.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code SPEX495
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,309.67
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,583.84

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Associate Professor Motohide Miyahara, School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science Postgraduate Coordinator (

Teaching staff

Postgraduate Coordinator: Associate Professor Motohide Miyahara

Each student will have a different member of the School's academic staff act as their supervisor. Students should approach a potential supervisor before applying for the MSc.

Paper Structure

The content will be specific to the student's and supervisor's requirements.

Teaching Arrangements

Usually individual seminars with supervisor.


A reading list will be developed with the supervisor.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes

Students will have had the opportunity to develop research skills. These may include a literature review and methodological development.

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Full Year

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