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    A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic, written in German or English.

    This paper is a required component of the coursework option for the MA in German and can be started either in first semester or second semester.

    About this paper

    Paper title Research Dissertation
    Subject German
    EFTS 0.5
    Points 60 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $4,446.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to

    Available to students admitted to the German programme in the coursework option for the Master of Arts.

    Teaching staff
    Postgraduate Co-ordinator: Dr Lorraine Wong
    Teaching Arrangements
    Individual supervision
    There are no specific textbook requirements.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Scholarship, Self-motivation, Specialist Knowledge, Information Literacy, Research, Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Teamwork, Environmental Literacy.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students successfully completing the paper will be able to demonstrate an:

    1. Ability to design and develop a coherent and appropriate research question that draws on the philosophical, methodological and theoretical knowledge of their chosen discipline (Scholarship, Self-motivation, Specialist Knowledge)
    2. Ability to apply appropriate and specific skills in acquiring, organising, analysing, and evaluating information in their chosen discipline; to organise and configure that research; and report it in written scholarly forms (Information Literacy, Research, Communication)
    3. Ability to consider and evaluate their research in an analytical and logical fashion; to engage in the highest scholarly ethical standards; to question and challenge conventional assumptions; and to approach their research with flexibility, adaptability and creativity (Critical Thinking, Ethics)
    4. Intellectual openness and curiosity and an awareness of the limits of current knowledge in their chosen field, as well as the links amongst disciplines (Interdisciplinary Perspective)
    5. Understanding of how their research relates to society and, where appropriate, use their research to contribute to wider society, whether within or outside New Zealand, and, where appropriate, to the environment and Māori aspirations (Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Teamwork, Environmental Literacy)


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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