The master's thesis lifecycle
Enrolment, registration, and monitoring (progress reports) are managed by your Faculty.
You will need to address applications for changes to enrolment (eg, from full-time to part-time study; a suspension or extension; changes in supervisors) to the relevant Faculty Dean.
Direct any queries regarding examination to Te Kura Tāura, who administer the examination of master's theses.
Compulsory stages of candidature
- your proposed senior supervisor
- your proposed research topic
- expectations over frequency of meetings with proposed supervisors
- that there are suitable resources available to support the proposed area of research.
This is a very important document that sets up the process of student-supervisor interaction and completion. This document should be given a lot of thought and attention.
Progress reports (every six months)
Progress reports are required to:
- report on achievements over the past six months
- facilitate the planning of upcoming (six monthly) milestones and aims
- identify any issues for discussion.
Effectiveness of these reports depends on:
- taking seriously the process of reflection and planning
- candid responses from all (students and supervisors)
- a willingness to discuss and address any issues that arise through the process of reflection and planning.
- ensure that you are enrolled and that your fees are up-to-date
- submit a PDF version of your thesis and the completed Declaration Form to Te Kura Tāura (by email)
- International students - contact the Enrolments Team to discuss your visa situation.
Optional stages of candidature
- Suspension of study
- Change of supervisor/topic/department
- Change between full-time and part-time study
- Study away from Christchurch
- Extension to submission date
Discuss these changes with your Senior Supervisor first, and contact your Faculty/Department Administrators or Graduate Research Coordinator to confirm the requirements for these changes.