Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership

Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February
International tuition: NZ$39,000
Domestic tuition: NZ$11,303

Program overview

This applied professional programme aims to equip the next generation of leaders across a wide variety of sectors with the skills, knowledge, and attributes necessary to advance the aspirations of Iwi Māori and other indigenous peoples, whether it be in a social, cultural, environmental, political, or commercial context. The Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership programme involves 180 points as follows: 150 points of coursework; 30 points of research. This Master's starts in February (Semester 1) and can be completed within 12–18 months by full-time students. The MMIL programme comprises 180 points and has five components: 60 points of core courses 30 points of elective courses 30-point practical community project (PACE 495 Professional and Community Engagement Internship) 30-point cross-cultural research tour 30-point research dissertation.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
The Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership (MMIL) is open to: graduates of any bachelor's degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 60 points at 300-level, and who have at least three years professional experience in the Māori sector; or applicants without an undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification), but have qualified for the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will be in an ideal position to enhance the leadership capability in organisations working with Māori, including Iwi, Māori, government, community, and private sector organisations. The graduating cohort will be expected to critically engage with and advance Māori aspirations in their strategic leadership careers. They will show the skills and attributes needed to lead and implement change in Māori and indigenous contexts. Knowledge of indigenous development in a global context opens up job opportunities and scope as well.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand