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    A supervised research essay of 6,500 words in an approved topic in politics.

    This paper is an extended essay under supervision chosen by the student in conjunction with their supervisor. It is excellent preparation for post-graduate study such as MPols and MInstSt programmes.

    About this paper

    Paper title Research Project
    Subject Politics
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    54 200-level POLS points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Admission to this paper normally requires an average of at least B+ over three POLS 200-level papers.
    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

    Teaching staff

    Teaching staff consists of various politics lecturers.

    Paper Structure

    The student meets each week with their supervisor to develop the essay.

    Teaching Arrangements

    One-on-one supervision


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

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

    This paper will allow students to explore and develop their research expertise in a field of study of their choice.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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