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Master of Indigenous Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

This taught programme combines the innovations emerging from the world of Indigenous research with a critical analysis of the political, cultural, economic and methodological issues that Indigenous peoples deal with in their struggle for...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$10,308 per year

About this course

This taught programme combines the innovations emerging from the world of Indigenous research with a critical analysis of the political, cultural, economic and methodological issues that Indigenous peoples deal with in their struggle for self-determination (tino rangatiratanga). The programme is underpinned by Indigenous worldviews. It gives you the opportunity for intellectual engagement, learning and research that contributes to new insights and approaches to Indigenous issues and research. You will have the opportunity to study widely in relevant areas right across the University.

Study locations

City

Course structure

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 we guide you 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 (90 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.

You can find the requirements for your study in the MIndigSt Schedule, and take a look at our postgraduate courses in Indigenous Studies.