Courses

WINU AWARDS – POSTGRADUATE DEGREES

Graduate Diploma - Research Project

The Graduate Diploma – Research Project (GD) is completed within 1-2 years full-time study. It is primarily undertaken as a supervised course of original research, with the depth of the research required for a Graduate Diploma degree similar to that required for an Honours Dissertation.

The Graduate Diploma – Research Project (GD) degree is a course that is aimed at the early research development of Indigenous people (the student), with particular emphasis on applying research methodology appropriate to the field of study to enhance and develop Indigenous Knowledge that will advantage Indigenous peoples, communities and the Indigenous education academy.

It is intended to provide Indigenous students with the opportunity to develop their own research at an early, but advanced stage, enhance their skills of researching and recording Indigenous knowledge, and their ability to develop and present solutions from an Indigenous epistemological base in the conduct of their research.

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Masters in Research - Indigenous Knowledge

The Masters by Research – Indigenous Knowledge (MA) is completed within 2-3 years full-time study. It is primarily undertaken as a supervised course of original research, with the depth of the research required for a Masters by Research degree more than that required for a Graduate Diploma.

The Masters by Research degree is a course that is aimed at the research development of Indigenous people (the student), with particular emphasis on applying research methodology appropriate to the field of study to enhance and develop Indigenous Knowledge that will advantage Indigenous peoples, communities and the Indigenous education academy.

It is intended to provide Indigenous students with the opportunity to develop their own research at an advanced stage, enhance their skills of researching and recording Indigenous knowledge, and their ability to develop and present solutions from an Indigenous epistemological base in the conduct of their research.

The Masters by Research degree is also intended for the Indigenous student to collaborate with, and within their own Indigenous groups; and with their Elders and holders of traditional knowledge to record this knowledge for future generations.

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Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy – Indigenous Knowledge (PhD) is completed within 3-4 years full-time study. It is primarily undertaken as a supervised course of original research, with the depth of the research required for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree more than that required for a Professional Doctorate.

The PhD degree is a course that is aimed at the research development of Indigenous people (the student), with particular emphasis on applying research methodology appropriate to the field of study to enhance and develop Indigenous Knowledge that will advantage Indigenous peoples, communities and the Indigenous education academy.

It is intended to provide Indigenous students with the opportunity to develop their own research at an advanced stage, enhance their skills of researching and recording Indigenous knowledge, and their ability to develop and present solutions from an Indigenous epistemological base in the conduct of their research.

The PhD degree is also intended for the Indigenous student to collaborate with, and within their own Indigenous groups; and with their Elders and holders of traditional knowledge to record this knowledge for future generations.

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Professional Doctorate

The Professional Doctorate is completed within 3-4 years full-time study.  It is primarily undertaken as a supervised course of original research, with the depth of the research required for a Doctorate degree. 

The DProf degree is a course that is aimed at the research development of Indigenous people (the student), with particular emphasis on applying research methodology appropriate to the field of study to enhance and develop Indigenous Knowledge that will advantage Indigenous peoples, communities and the Indigenous education academy. 

It is intended to provide Indigenous students with the opportunity to develop their own research at an advanced stage, enhance their skills of researching and recording Indigenous knowledge, and their ability to develop and present solutions from an Indigenous epistemological base in the conduct of their research. 

The Professional Doctorate degree is also intended for the Indigenous student to collaborate with, and within their own Indigenous groups; and with their Elders and holders of traditional knowledge to record this knowledge for future generations.

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    WINU HONORARY DOCTORATE CATEGORIES

    • Honorary Doctorate to Indigenous Educators for Indigenous-serving Educators (Doctor of Education: Ed.D)
    • Honorary Doctorate to Indigenous Elders/Knowledge Holders (Doctor of Education for Indigenous Knowledge & Development: Ed.D)

    The WINU Honorary Doctorates are recognitions of honour and to celebrate outstanding individuals who have made exceptional and meritorious contributions to Indigenous community/ies; and to national and/or international levels in the advancement of higher education for Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations. Those nominated to these prestigious credentials are considered worthy for their many years (30 years or more) of service, to the protection, preservation, and progression of Indigenous education at the local, national and/or international community level.

    Nominations close in February annually.

    Nomination form

    WINU Alumnus

    (Photos of PhD recipients; Honorary Doctorate recipients; Sáami/WINU Masters in Indigenous Journalism)

    WINU PROGRAMS FOR VISITING ACADEMICS AND STAFF EXCHANGES

    Indigenous Academics Across Borders Programme (IAABP)

    The Indigenous Academics Across Borders Programme (IAABP) aims to encourage the exchange of international and domestic Indigenous / First Nations academics with partnering tertiary education institutions and Indigenous / First Nations Tribal Colleges that have Indigenous higher degree research students. The programme is for one to three months per year, or shorter or longer duration.

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