UniversityUniversity of Otago
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Otago
The Master of International Studies (MIntSt) degree requires at least twelve months of full-time study and entails an intensive programme of postgraduate coursework and research in the multi-disciplinary field of International Studies. The aim is to develop in candidates the analytical skills and knowledge essential to understanding the contemporary world.
Degree candidates are required to master a core curriculum of four taught papers - INTS 502 International Politics, INTS 503 The Global Economy, INTS 504 International Legal Issues, and INTS 509 Global Peace and Conflict - and write a supervised research essay of between 18,000 and 20,000 words.
This degree may prepare candidates for leadership roles in professions that require international expertise: diplomacy, the public service, teaching, journalism or business. It can also serve as a foundation qualification for graduates interested in advancing to the PhD.
Structure of the Programme
The programme of study shall consist of four taught papers and a supervised research dissertation.
The research dissertation should be started at the beginning of the programme and submitted no later than twelve months following first enrolment. The limit is 20,000 words of text, exclusive of appendices, footnotes, tabular material, bibliography or equivalent.
Before commencing the investigation to be described in the research dissertation, a candidate shall obtain the approval of the Programme Co-ordinator and the supervisor(s) of the proposed topic.
A candidate may not present a dissertation which has previously been accepted for another degree.
Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
Every applicant should normally
English language requirements