The Dissertation is a 15 000 word independent piece of scholarly research conducted by the student under the supervision of a full-time Faculty member. Empirical data collection (i.e., surveys, interviews) is not technically required for the Dissertation. Completed Dissertations are graded by two internal examiners, neither of whom is the student's Supervisor.
This is the central portal for all information pertaining to TOUR 480. The following links/files contain all the information you need to complete your Dissertation.
- The Department of Tourism Ethics Handbook and the Ethics Application Form
- Budget request form for $150 in funding toward your Dissertation research (subject to approval)
- Library declaration form (to be included when you submit your Dissertation)
- End of first week of September
- A first draft of your Dissertation should be complete by this time.
- 3 October 2011 (midday)
- Deadline for submitting Dissertation (two bound copies directly to Helen or Jo in the Departmental Office, as well as a SINGLE .doc or .pdf file to Tara via email.) Note that your Dissertation is NOT considered submitted unless we have both hard copies AS WELL AS the electronic version. (Note penalties for late submission listed in the Coursebook)
TOUR480 Coordinator: Dr Tara Duncan
A report on an approved research or practical project, no longer than 15,000 words.
The dissertation is a 15,000-word, independent piece of scholarly research conducted by the student under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. Empirical data collection (i.e. surveys, interviews) is not technically required for the dissertation. Completed dissertations are graded by two internal examiners, neither of whom is the student's supervisor.
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,116.79|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,383.06|
- TOUX 480
- Limited to
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Tourism's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Willem Coetzee
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion of this paper, you should have
- Gained significant knowledge and experience of undertaking individual research
- Demonstrated an ability to conduct individual research to a standard sufficient to be able to undertake further high-quality research, either in higher research-only degree programmes or outside of tertiary education