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BIOC495 Master's Thesis Preparation

Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

This 40-point paper is designed to introduce two-year MSc students to laboratory research from the commencement of their MSc studies. The results are presented in a brief written report and an oral presentation at the end of the first year. A passing mark in BIOC 495 at a B+ grade or better is required to advance to the thesis-only year of the two-year MSc degree programme.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code BIOC495
Subject Biochemistry
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,309.34
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Teaching staff

Professor Catherine Day

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop proficiency in research design in preparation for the subsequent thesis-only research year.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system