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Master of International Studies (MIntSt)

The Department of Politics, along with other participating departments, offers students the option of a taught Master of International Studies (MIntSt). The MIntSt programme is multi-disciplinary in nature and consists of four Masters level courses (which all participating students have to take) taught by staff from four disciplines, plus a 20,000 word research project which is started at the beginning of what is an intensive twelve month course. The components of the programme are:

MintSt Thesis students and topics (PDF)

You can enrol in the MIntSt programme in February or July each year.

For more detailed information please visit the Master of International Studies website.


To apply for the MIntSt programme you should normally be a graduate with an ordinary Bachelor's degree and with an average grade of at least B+ in the 300-level papers for the degree; or be a graduate with an Honours degree awarded at a standard of at least second class Honours (division); or have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice Chancellor in the Humanities Division.

How to apply

Domestic Students

If you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you may apply online.

International Students

International students wishing to apply for admission to the Master of International Studies programme need to go via the International Office.


Coursework Master's scholarships

Otago has a number of Coursework Master's Scholarships available. On application to the programme, promising students are nominated by the Department.

Further Information

Programme Director

Contact the Director of the MIntSt Programme, Professor Robert Patman, if you have any further questions:

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