Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)) in Indigenous Development / He Kura Matanui 18 months Postgraduate Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
Program Duration

18 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

46,318 NZDTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

15 Nov, 2023Application Deadline

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Ethnicity, Gender and Diversity

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

He Kura Matanui / Indigenous Development will broaden your understanding of the world as you explore humanity’s cultural diversity. It will change your world-view as you learn about the cultural, social and economic development of indigenous peoples. You will explore the dynamic living cultures of indigenous peoples and learn how indigenous knowledge systems can generate change that is sustainable, transformative and of benefit to everyone. In this programme of study you will learn the value of indigenous knowledge, how it can be preserved, transferred and adapted to suit the needs of modern indigenous communities.These communities exist in a constantly changing environment. Being able to track the effect of these changes provides insights into how to formulate better, relevant and more inclusive policies and plans for the future development of these peoples. Indigenous knowledge has its place in every aspect of society. No matter your interest He Kura Matanui / Indigenous Development complements many courses of study:Environmental sustainabilityResource managementAgriculturePolicy developmentEducationLanguage revitalisationPrimary health care and preventative medicineEconomic wellbeing and independenceCommunity developmentHe Kura Matanui / Indigenous Development encourages you to explore the connectivity between these disciplines to enable indigenous communities to determine their own future. Graduates develop a multidisciplinary, culturally inflected understanding of contemporary indigenous concepts and issues, including the use of cooperation rather than competition, listening as well as communicating with others, and respecting differences.

Program overview

Main Subject

Ethnicity, Gender and Diversity

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

He Kura Matanui / Indigenous Development will broaden your understanding of the world as you explore humanity’s cultural diversity. It will change your world-view as you learn about the cultural, social and economic development of indigenous peoples. You will explore the dynamic living cultures of indigenous peoples and learn how indigenous knowledge systems can generate change that is sustainable, transformative and of benefit to everyone. In this programme of study you will learn the value of indigenous knowledge, how it can be preserved, transferred and adapted to suit the needs of modern indigenous communities.These communities exist in a constantly changing environment. Being able to track the effect of these changes provides insights into how to formulate better, relevant and more inclusive policies and plans for the future development of these peoples. Indigenous knowledge has its place in every aspect of society. No matter your interest He Kura Matanui / Indigenous Development complements many courses of study:Environmental sustainabilityResource managementAgriculturePolicy developmentEducationLanguage revitalisationPrimary health care and preventative medicineEconomic wellbeing and independenceCommunity developmentHe Kura Matanui / Indigenous Development encourages you to explore the connectivity between these disciplines to enable indigenous communities to determine their own future. Graduates develop a multidisciplinary, culturally inflected understanding of contemporary indigenous concepts and issues, including the use of cooperation rather than competition, listening as well as communicating with others, and respecting differences.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6.5+
90+
6+
176+
58+

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

Every applicant must either:

  • be a graduate, or
  • have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme. Applicants must normally have achieved an average grade of at least B+ in the papers at the highest level in the programme.
15 Nov 2023
1.5 Years
Feb
Jul

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

8,651 NZD
-

International Students

46,318 NZD
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