Courses Handbook 2008

186303 v.5 Master of Philosophy (Indigenous Research and Development)


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This research-based higher degree develops research skills and advanced knowledge in Indigenous research and development. It is grounded in Indigenous knowledge and discourses.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

An approved honours degree or postgraduate diploma with well-above average marks (usually an average above 70), and an adequate knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies. Applicants without necessary preparation may be required to undertake appropriate honours units. For further information, applicants should consult the general information section in this Handbook, entitled 'Research Higher Degrees'.

Duration and Availabiltiy

This course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the postgraduate coordinator, Centre for Aboriginal Studies. Students may be required to undertake preparatory coursework units that may increase the stated course duration.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Majors, Streams or Other Core Components
99033 v.3   Master Thesis - Aboriginal Studies


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2008 Bentley Campus Research Term 1 Y        
2008 Bentley Campus Research Term 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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