Master of Indigenous Studies

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
Contact the university / college
Intakes
July Mar
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 6,639
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 21,279

About this course

The Master of Indigenous Studies (MIndigSt)programme is supported by Indigenous worldviews. Combined with the innovations emerging from the world of Indigenous research and critical analysis of Indigenous issues, students will be given plenty of opportunities for intellectual engagement, learning and research that contribute to new insights and approaches in this field.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

University of Auckland

Completed one of the following with a GPA of 5.0:

  • Honours degree or postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject (Taught 120 points)
  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant subject (Taught 180 points)

Another tertiary institution

Completed one of the following with a GPE of 5.0 from a recognised university (or similar institution):

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject, following an undergraduate degree (Taught 120 points)
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (Taught 180 points)

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0

Curriculum

The MIndigSt is a 180-point or 120-point taught masters degree, depending on what level of study you have already completed.

In a taught masters, students are guided through each of the processes of a masters degree: theory, methodology, ethics, literature reviews, critical analysis and comparative research.

Taught (180 point)

  • Enter from an undergraduate qualification
  • Three semesters full-time or up to twelve semesters part-time
  • Two core courses in Indigenous theories and rangatiratanga (60 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points)
  • Elective courses in Art History; Development Studies; Education; Environmental Management; Geography; Indigenous Studies; Law Public; Māori Studies; Māori Health; Media, Film and Television; Pacific Studies; Politics and International Relations; Sociology or Spanish (75 points)
  • You may be able to take up to 30 points in other subjects

Taught (120 point)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Two semesters full-time or up to eight semesters part-time
  • One core course in Indigenous theories (30 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points)
  • Elective courses in Art History; Development Studies; Education; Environmental Management; Geography; Indigenous Studies; Law Public; Māori Studies; Māori Health; Media, Film and Television; Pacific Studies; Politics and International Relations; Sociology or Spanish (45 points)
  • You may be able to take up to 30 points in other subjects

Honours graduates interested in the 120-point option should contact the programme coordinator.

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