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    A dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words on an approved topic.

    The dissertation should be no more than 20,000 words. These may be written in English or Māori. Note that Māori-language dissertations can be up to one third longer than the 20,000-word limit set for English. The dissertation is expected to comprise both primary and secondary sources and to embody some original research. A dissertation should show some originality of thought, coherence of structure, clarity of argument and excellence of expression (including format).

    About this paper

    Paper title He Raukura
    Subject Maori Studies
    EFTS 0.5
    Points 60 points
    Teaching period(s) Full Year (On campus)
    1st Non standard period (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,721.50
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    72 300-level MAOR points
    Limited to
    BA(Hons), PGDipArts

    Admission to the PGDipArts and BA(Hons) will be determined by the overall grade achieved in 300-level in one of the major subjects: INDS, MAOR, PACI.

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    Teaching staff
    The Postgraduate Studies Committee approves the dissertation topic and supervisor(s). Depending on the topic proposed one or two supervisor(s) are appointed, at least one of whom is a member of the School.
    Paper Structure
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    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes
    A dissertation is intended to demonstrate a student's ability to conduct independent research on a topic of their choice under the supervision of an academic staff member in Te Tumu.


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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    1st Non standard period

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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