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GEOG495 Master's Thesis Preparation

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

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code GEOG495
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,667.07
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,583.84

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Teaching staff

Supervisor: Each student will be supervised by a member of staff most relevant to the proposed area of research.

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Paper Structure

Guided by a supervisor, students will prepare a theoretical/literature review pertinent to their chosen topic, a review and critique of potential research strategies/approaches relevant to their topic, and a thesis proposal. They will also present two seminars on their research topic during the year. The written assignments and the presentations all contribute to the mark for the paper.

Teaching Arrangements

Postgraduate seminars run by the School of Geography are relevant to the research process and are designed with GEOG 495 students in mind. Your attendance at these seminars is compulsory.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will have learned the skills that they need to complete the second research-focused year of the programme.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system