A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic.
The purpose of this graduate-level paper is to provide you with the opportunity carry out an individual piece of master's research under the supervision of a staff member who is an expert in a related part of the discipline.
|Paper title||Research Dissertation|
|Points||60 points 60 points|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 20 February 2020), 2nd Non standard period (1 July 2019 - 26 June 2020)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,014.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$10,500.00|
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- Limited to: MA
Available to students admitted to the Geography programme in the coursework option for the Master of Arts
- Paper Structure
Students work on an independent research project appropriate to the master's level. Research is undertaken with a specific sub-discipline of geography/environmental management, supervised and advised by one or more academic staff members.
- Teaching staff
Interested students should, in the first instance, contact the Department of Geography (firstname.lastname@example.org)
No textbook is required
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this paper will have learned the skills they need to complete the second research-focused year of the programme.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Regular meetings with supervisor.
- There is a programme of seminars run by the Department of Geography designed with research students in mind. Your attendance at these seminars is complusory.