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MICR 495 / IMMU 495: Master's Thesis Preparation

Full Year - 40 points

Course prescription

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

Course overview

The ability to carry out original cutting-edge scientific research is essential for students who want to pursue a research career or further study. This paper has a significant research component that will expose you to advanced topics in microbiology (MICR 495) or immunology (IMMU 495). The research project will be of a high professional standard and will be supervised by academics of international scientific standing. You will attain high-level skills in experimental planning, logistics and data analysis, as well as advanced oral and written presentation skills. This paper offers you the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills in a genuine research environment.


MICR 495 / IMMU 495 is 100% internally assessed, with two assessment items:

  1. End of year progress report (90%)
  2. End of year project talk (10%)

Teaching staff

For more information

View the details of this paper on the University of Otago website

Students are encouraged to contact staff by email to make arrangements for a time to discuss course-related matters.

For more information on this course, please contact Professor Alexander McLellan or Associate Professor Keith Ireton.