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ZOOL490 Dissertation

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

Honours dissertations describe original research on a topic of the student's own choosing.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code ZOOL490
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,001.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $17,377.50

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Limited to
All students should have a confirmed research supervisor before applying for postgraduate courses. Please visit the Zoology department website to view the research interests of staff. This will provide an indication of the types of areas in which they may supervise projects. A list of suggested thesis topics is also available on the Zoology Department website.
Teaching staff
Supervision by a member of the Zoology academic staff.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes include:
  • Animal-handling skills
  • Animal husbandry
  • Competency in experimental design
  • Laboratory-based or fieldwork-based research skills
  • Data analysis
  • Writing skills
  • An ability to think critically and to problem-solve

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system