Otago Polytechnic

What to expect of postgraduate study

Before enrolment

Once you have an idea of which programme you are interested in, please make contact with the relevant school. A discussion with the school’s Postgraduate Coordinator will help you identify:

  • the best programme for you;
  • options including distance learning and part-time study;
  • who might be the best supervisor/s for your research; and
  • what to include in your application.

In some study areas applicants may be invited to an interview discussion. We recognise that the relationship between you and your supervisor/s is critical to your success so this discussion interview is aimed at finding the best supervisor/s for your project and aims.

How your supervisor/s will support you

You will meet with your supervisor/s on a regular basis. They will guide you through planning and advancing your research, and provide you with support as you work through issues that arise in your research.

Where relevant your supervisor/s will also help you prepare to defend your work in person to examiners. You will also have opportunities to orally present your own research to a relevant audience, and to write one or more articles for publication from your project.

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Master of Occupational Therapy

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