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    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 paper is designed to give an introduction to some aspects of research in a specific field of chemistry and builds on the laboratory and research skills acquired in undergraduate chemistry courses. It involves carrying out an original experimental research project supervised by a member of staff. The paper assesses research performance in the first year of the Master of Science programme.

    About this paper

    Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
    Subject Chemistry
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,401.99
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    Limited to

    Dr Courtney Ennis
    Tel 64 3 479 5288
    Location: Science II, 5N1

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinators: Dr Courtney Ennis

    As CHEM 495 is a paper taken by graduate research students, teaching staff will be those academic staff acting as research supervisors.

    Paper Structure
    The structure depends on the individual project, but the paper concludes with the submission of a research report in early November.
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
    • Research practices in an area of chemistry
    • The effective written communication of research results


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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