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Thesis Information: Introduction

This guide offers useful advice and support for these stages in your research thesis journey:

Introduction   Planning   Finding   Reviewing Literature   Copyright   Writing   Submitting   Publishing   Supervisors   Māori Postgraduates   Support

Browse the guide tabs. Revisit the guide often for simple to technical answers, and which support services to consult.

From 15 January 2020 print copies of your final thesis are no longer required to be deposited; only a final digital copy is required.

Who should use this guide?

This guide is designed as a resource for the University Community. It will be especially relevant for:

  • Current Thesis, Dissertation and Honours Students
  • Thesis Supervisors
  • Subject Librarians

Engaging in postgraduate thesis study requires knowledge of the research process from developing a thesis topic, exploring and analysing the literature, conducting and interpreting the research, to crafting and publishing the thesis. 

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