A supervised research project of no more than 18,000 words (excluding notes, appendices, bibliography) on an approved topic.
The MIndS programme is offered to graduates interested in examining the issues affecting indigenous peoples, both in New Zealand and worldwide. It is a unique one-year (full-time) or two-year (part-time) programme offering students a life-altering educational opportunity that can lead to an extraordinary range of career opportunities. In many countries there is an increasing accountability and concern for the needs of indigenous peoples. As a result, those with skills and experience in this area are increasingly sought after. The knowledge gained in this programme can be applied in many international contexts.
|Paper title||Research Report|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year (24 February 2023 - 17 February 2024)
Full Year (24 February 2023 - 17 February 2024) (On campus)
1st Non standard period (24 February 2023 - 17 February 2024) (Distance learning)
1st Non standard period (24 February 2023 - 17 February 2024) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 24 June 2024) (Distance learning)
2nd Non standard period (10 July 2023 - 24 June 2024) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,325.50|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- INGX 590
- Limited to
- May not be credited together with the Master of Indigenous Studies thesis (INGS 5).
To enter the programme a student should have one of the following:
- A four-year bachelor's degree
- A bachelor's (honours) degree or equivalent
- A bachelor's degree plus three years' relevant experience and evidence of the ability to undertake advanced academic study
In exceptional circumstances the Pro-Vice-Chancellor may approve the entry of a candidate who does not meet any of the prerequisites listed above.
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- More information link
- View more information on the Te Tumu website
- Teaching staff
The MIndS programme is fortunate to have the services of leading University of Otago academics with extensive research interests in many areas of Indigenous Studies. These staff come from a variety of disciplines, including Māori Studies, Pacific Islands Studies, English, History, Anthropology and Political Studies.
The MIndS Programme Co-ordinator is currently Dr Michelle Schaaf.
- Paper Structure
Research report of up to 18,000 words.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- The MIndS degree complements any graduate degree and is not only the starting point for a great career, but also the start of an insightful personal journey that enables the growth, enlightenment and education of all those who participate.