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GLBL303 Applied Research Project

An applied research project to be developed in line with the students’ selected pathways in their Global Studies programme.

GLBL303 is an applied research paper focusing on a project in line with the students' selected pathways in their Global Studies major.

Students develop a semester-long project with assistance from theor Global Studies mentor.  The project may be conducted abroad or within Aotearoa/New Zealand, supported by an on-line platform.

Paper title Applied Research Project
Paper code GLBL303
Subject Global Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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GLBL 201 or GLBL 202
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

Teaching staff

Depending on topic, each applied research project will be supervised by the relevant academic staff members.

Teaching Arrangements

Individual supervision.


Not applicable.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate an:

  1. ability to design and develop a coherent and appropriate research questions that draws on the philosophical, methodological and theoretical knowledge of their chosen discipline. [Scholarship, Self-motivation, Specialist Knowledge]
  2. ability to apply appropriate and specific skills in acquiring, organising, analysing, and evaluating information in their chosen discipline; to organise and configure that research; and report it in written scholarly forms. [Information Literacy, Research, Communication]
  3. ability to consider and evaluate their research in an analytical and logical fashion; to engage in the highest scholarly ethical standards; to question and challenge conventional assumptions; and to approach their research with flexibility, adaptability and creativity. [Critical Thinking, Ethics]
  4. intellectual openness and curiosity, and an awareness of the limits of current knowledge in their chosen field as well as the links amongst disciplines. [Interdisciplinary Perspective]
  5. understanding of how their research relates to society, and where appropriate use their research to contribute to wider society, whether within or outside New Zealand, and, where appropriate, to the environment and Māori aspirations. [Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Teamwork, Environmental Literacy]

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system