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Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership
Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership

Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership

  • ID:UC640047
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Part-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$27,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$27,200.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
Estimated Total/program:
$44,778.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

The Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership (PGCertMIL) is open to applicants who have:

  • at least three years professional experience in the Māori sector; and
  • either have a bachelor's degree with a B Grade Point Average in their 300-level majoring courses; or
  • been approved by the Head of School.

Applicants will also be required to submit a portfolio of professional experience, and attend a selection interview.

A student for the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership must:

  • (a) either:
    • i. have qualified for a bachelor's degree, with a B Grade Point Average or better in 60 points of 300-level courses in the majoring subject; or
    • ii. have qualified for a bachelor's degree and provided evidence to the satisfaction of the Dean of Arts (Academic) and the Head of Aotahi of relevant professional or other work experience; or
    • iii. have been admitted with Academic Equivalent Status as fulfilling these requirements; or
    • iv. provided evidence to the satisfaction of the Dean of Arts (Academic) of qualification for entry to the Certificate through extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind; and
  • (b) have had three or more years of professional experience in the Māori sector, as approved by the Head of School, and
  • (c) have submitted a portfolio of experience and attended a selection interview; and (d) have been approved as a student for the degree by the Head of School and the Dean of Arts (Academic).

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with 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, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

Are you a professional working in an Iwi, Māori organisation, or another body that works with Māori communities looking to progress into leadership? Would you like to take on a position of influence within the growing Māori economy, currently valued at $40 billion in Aotearoa New Zealand? Do you have a passion for furthering the aspirations of Māori and indigenous communities?

This Postgraduate Certificate aims to engage participants in critical analysis of models of indigenous development at an advanced level, preparing students for further study in the area of Māori and Indigenous Leadership.

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Students study the following two courses on a part-time basis:

  • MAOR 430 Māori Leadership
  • MAOR 431 Comparative Indigenous Models and Theories of Development
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • 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.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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