Master of International Studies (MIntSt) in University of Otago

University of Otago

Campus: Dunedin

Duration: 1 Year

Intake: July

*Fee: NZ$29,702.00 (13, 50,496) per year

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This requires 12 months to complete full time study and an intensive program to pursue this which includes PG Coursework and Research in the multidisciplinary field of International Studies. Through this, the students develop their knowledge and analytical skills which are important for understanding the situation of the contemporary World.

They need to study core curriculum of four papers:

  1. International Politics
  2. The Global Economy
  3. International Legal Issues
  4. Global Peace and Conflict
  • Write a supervised research essay of between 18,000 and 20,000 words.
    Papers the students will be studying are:

  • International Politics
  • The Global Economy
  • International Legal Issues
  • Global Peace and Conflict
  • Research Dissertation
    Career Outcomes:

    The students will be performing leadership roles in positions requiring International Expertise are:

  • Diplomacy
  • Public Service
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Business
    Eligibility Criteria:


    The students who’ve completed their Bachelors Degree are eligible to apply for Master of International Studies (MIntSt) at University of Otago in New Zealand.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS score of 6.5 not less than 6.0
    2. TOEFL Score (iBT) – 95 with a minimum writing score of 22
    3. TOEFL Score (pBT) – 587 (TWE 4.5); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) – Minimum score of 176
    4. PTE Academic – Overall score of 64 with no communicative skills score below 57

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