Information on geology 400-level courses can be found here:
400-level geology course information
A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.
This dissertation forms the core of the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) course. The BSc(Hons) is a one-year programme that builds on an undergraduate science degree. A specific aim of the BSc(Hons) degree is to develop advanced theoretical and research skills and in so doing to provide a platform for an advanced professional or academic career. It provides entry to the Master of Science (MSc) degree by thesis only or to the PhD programme.
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year
1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 20 June 2022) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (14 December 2021 - 3 December 2022) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,045.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$17,899.00|
- Limited to
- BSc(Hons), PGDipSci
- The non-standard period for this paper takes place over approximately 12 months to accommodate field work requirements. The remainder of the work will be carried out over 9 months, involving an average of 18.5 hours of work per week.
- Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View
more information about departmental permission.
Students must be accepted to the BSc(Hons) programme. This acceptance is determined by the department based on the applicants academic record. A research supervisor within the department is required.
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- Teaching staff
- Various academic staff involved.
- Paper Structure
- Independent research, within a specific sub-discipline of geology, supervised and advised by at least one academic staff member. The precise structure of the project (e.g., the balance of literature review, research skill development, independent data collection, analysis, synthesis, and style of presenting results) is established in conjunction with the project supervisor.
- Text books are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental
literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who complete this project will have learned the advanced skills that they need to become successful researchers in a wide range of research settings.