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TOUR480 Dissertation

A report on an approved research or practical project, no longer than 15,000 words.

The dissertation is a 15,000-word, independent piece of scholarly research conducted by the student under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. Empirical data collection (i.e. surveys, interviews) are not technically required for the dissertation. Completed dissertations are graded by two internal examiners, neither of whom is the student's supervisor.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code TOUR480
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,327.10
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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TOUX 480
Limited to
Teaching staff
Dr Willem Coetzee
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should have
  • Gained significant knowledge and experience of undertaking individual research
  • Demonstrated an ability to conduct individual research to a standard sufficient to be able to undertake further high-quality research, either in higher research-only degree programmes or outside of tertiary education

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system