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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
    Subject Neuroscience
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $4,137.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    Students in the first year of their MSc in Neuroscience by papers and thesis.

    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
    Teaching staff
    The neuroscientist who has agreed to supervise your MSc thesis.
    Paper Structure

    This paper is intended to allow you to plan and organise all of the background aspects of your MSc research project (for a 2-year MSc degree). In addition you may carry out pilot or preliminary experiments. Completion of NEUR 495 should place you in a good position to conduct the majority of your experimental work and dissertation writing in the second year. Timelines and expectations will be set by the supervisor and host department.


    Research articles.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Gain deep knowledge and understanding of a specific area of neuroscience research
    • Understand research methods and analysis
    • Communicate results


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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