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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 required for students enrolled in the MSc in Marine Science. It involves a year-long field- or lab-based independent research project, culminating in a major thesis proposal. Admission to the programme is contingent on having a supervisor and an approved research project.

    About this paper

    Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
    Subject Marine Science
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period 1st Non standard period (1 February 2024 - 6 December 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,401.99
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    Carried out over 9 to 10 months, involving an average of 12 to 13 hours of work per week.
    Teaching staff

    Fourth-Year Co-ordinators: Professor Abby Smith

    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    Students who successfully complete the paper will have gained significant knowledge and experience in undertaking individual research.


    1st Non standard period (1 February 2024 - 6 December 2024)

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 10:00-12:50 18, 34, 40
    Monday 11:00-11:50 22, 29, 32, 37, 39, 42
    Monday 11:00-12:50 9-10, 12-13, 15-17
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