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INGS590 Research Report

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

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
Paper code INGS590
Subject Indigenous Studies
EFTS 0.4200
Points 60 points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 18 February 2021), 1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 18 February 2021)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,439.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,745.72

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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:
  • A four-year bachelor's degree, or
  • A bachelor's (honours) degree or equivalent, or
  • 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 the prerequisites listed above.
Contact or 03 479 8674
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 M?üori Studies, Pacific Islands Studies, English, History, Anthropology and Political Studies.

The MIndS Programme Co-ordinator is currently Dr Karyn Paringatai.
Paper Structure
Research report up to 18,000 words
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation.
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.

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1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 18 February 2021)

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 18 February 2021)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system