The Master's Programme is an international graduate programme in comparative indigenous studies. It is based upon the accumulated research and knowledge at the University of Tromso¸ regarding the Sami and other indigenous peoples within the social sciences, humanities and law. The tematic focus of the Master's Programme is the emergence of the international indigenous movement, the historical experiences and contemporary context that indigenous people experience across the globe.
The Master's programme is an international graduate programme in comparative indigenous studies. It is based upon the accumulated research and knowledge at the University of Tromso¸ regarding the Sami and other indigenous peoples within the social sciences, humanities and law. During two years of studies, students will take courses totalling 120 study points (credits). Most courses are obligatory, with some additional courses that can be chosen on the basis of the interests of the individual student as a preparation for the Masters thesis. Courses are designed to give a broad base from which the individual student may choose a relevant topic for the MasterÂ´s thesis. The thesis work is to be supervised by academic staff from the cooperating units at the University of Tromso, and topics are chosen in cooperation with appointed advisors. The Master thesis gives 60 credits. One 10-credit course can be chosen among other courses given at the University. The chosen course has to be approved by the Programme Board.
There is no tuition fee and is the possibility for quota apllications via The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) - http://siu.no/eng/Front-Page/Programme-information
Skills and competences:
The MIS programme prepares the students to:
Apply analytical skills to understand the social and cultural contexts of indigenous peoples, their organisations and rights.
Apply analytical skills to study empirically indigenous issues cross-culturally and within the frameworks established by their nation-states.
Design and carry out a research project by applying independent data collection by means of fieldwork methods and/or use of written sources.
Language of instruction and examination