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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Master of Indigenous Studies

This taught program combines the innovations emerging from the world of Indigenous research with a critical analysis of the political, cultural, economic and methodological issues that Indigenous peoples deal with in their struggle for self-determination (tino rangatiratanga).

The program is underpinned by Indigenous worldviews. It gives you the opportunity for intellectual engagement, learning, and research that contributes to new insights and approaches to Indigenous issues and research.

You will have the opportunity to study widely in relevant areas right across the University.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE
10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

You can develop the potential to become a leader within, on behalf of, or outside your community. You can gain the skills for a career in the local or national government, community leadership, policy and law, research, iwi, tribal and political advisement, cultural representation, teaching, resource management, and more.

Jobs related to this program

  • Cultural liaison adviser
  • Environmental adviser
  • Human resources consultant
  • Human rights analyst
  • Iwi consultant
  • Media relations and production adviser
  • Policy analyst
  • Social impact adviser

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • Normally this requires a completed bachelor honors degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognized university (or similar) overseas.
  • An undergraduate degree
  • GPE 5.0