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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 introduce two-year MSc students to laboratory research from the commencement of their MSc studies. The results are presented in a brief written report and an oral presentation at the end of the first year. A passing mark in PLBI 495 at a B grade or better is required to advance to the thesis-only year of the two-year MSc degree programme.

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    Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
    Subject Plant Biotechnology
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,401.99
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    PLBI 496
    Limited to
    Teaching staff
    Professor Julian Eaton-Rye
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes
    Students who successfully complete the paper will develop proficiency in research design in preparation for the subsequent thesis-only research year.


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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