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    A report on an approved research or practical project, no longer than 15,000 words.

    The dissertation is a 15,000-word, independent piece of scholarly research conducted by the student under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. Empirical data collection (i.e. surveys, interviews) are not technically required for the dissertation. Completed dissertations are graded by two internal examiners, neither of whom is the student's supervisor.

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    Paper title Dissertation
    Subject Tourism
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $2,392.09
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    TOUX 480
    Limited to
    Teaching staff
    Dr Willem Coetzee
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this paper, students should have:

    • Gained significant knowledge and experience of undertaking individual research
    • Demonstrated an ability to conduct individual research to a standard sufficient to be able to undertake further high-quality research, either in higher research-only degree programmes or outside of tertiary education


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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