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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours

  • Bachelor (Honours)

This year-long program can transform your interest in research into a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous knowledge and culture. Best of all, completion of this degree will see your research contribute new knowledge and perspective of Indigenous life and culture.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
3507184
Study Mode
In person

About this course

This year-long program can transform your interest in research into a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous knowledge and culture.

With the guidance of an expert supervisor, you'll select a topic, develop your thesis and engage in research that speaks to your passion as well as to a broader and deeper cultural importance.

While advancing your analytic, writing and research skills, you will also open the way to more diverse career options, or even further study towards a doctorate.

Best of all, completion of this degree will see your research contribute new knowledge and perspective of Indigenous life and culture.

Entry requirements

Students applying for the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours are required to participate in an interview with Gnibi academics and Gnibi Elders to demonstrate suitability for entry into the award.

Study locations

Lismore

Career pathways

An honours degree can lead to a career in research and academia to pursue further higher research degree options such as a PhD. Honours in Indigenous Studies allows students to gain training and mentorship into research capacity development which can be applied to a range of professional applications. These include public policy development in government positions, high-level analysis in community engagement activities and research streams in national and international Indigenous affairs.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • INDG4001,
  • INDG4002,
  • INDG4003, and
  • INDG4004.

Class of Honours

This degree may be awarded in the following classes:

1. First Class;

2. Second Class (Division 1);

3. Second Class (Division 2); or

4. Third Class.