Masters of Indigenous Studies (MIndS)
Te Tumu, along with other participating departments offers students the option of a taught Master of Indigenous Studies (MIndS). The programme consists of one core paper; two elective papers and one research report. The degree can be taken part-time over two years.
(i) Admission to the course shall be subject to the approval of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
(ii) In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have completed the requirements for:
- (a) a four-year bachelor's degree
- (b) a bachelor's (honours) degree or equivalent
- (c) a bachelor's degree, plus at least three years' experience relevant to the programme and evidence of ability to undertake advanced academic study.
In exceptional circumstances an applicant who is not a graduate may be considered on the basis of alternative qualifications or satisfactory training and experience in management, administration, or leadership in Indigenous communities. Such preparation must be deemed equivalent to a degree and the candidate must provide evidence of ability to undertake advanced level academic study. The Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may require such a candidate to pass one or more prescribed papers either before admission to or concurrently with the programme.
Further information about the Master of Indigenous Studies Degree is available on the University website at http://www.otago.ac.nz/minds.
Additional information pertaining to the Masters of Indigenous Studies can be found in the Te Tumu Postgraduate Handbook 2011.