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132.897 Thesis (90 credits)

A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Distance
  • Semester: Double Semester
  • Location: N/A
  • Coordinator: A/Pro Caroline Miller
  • Subject: Resource & Environmental Plan
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

Note: You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Special notes

  • Research Orientation Day 23 February 2018 Students MUST attend contact workshop


  • Start Date: Monday 26 February, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 18 November, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 26 March, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Monday 10 September, 2018

Contact workshops/block courses

Delivery mode Venue Start date End date Attendance
In Person Manawatu Campus Friday 23 February, 2018 Friday 23 February, 2018 Recommended

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Course fees for 2018

  • Domestic Students: NZD $6,879.75 *
  • International Students NZD $27,510.00 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2018 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.


During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Weighting Note
1 Thesis 100.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.


It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

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