12 months
25888 USD/year
6215 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


Empower yourself with the skills and knowledge to benefit tangata whenua and other Indigenous peoples around the world with this Master of Indigenous Studies from University of Auckland. 

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This Master of Indigenous Studies from University of Auckland 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 programme 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.


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 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 programme

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits

120 or 180


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Taught 120 points

  • You need to have completed a postgraduate qualification, following an undergraduate degree, from a recognised university (or similar institution) in a relevant subject with a GPE of 5.0.

Taught 180 points 

  • You need to have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) in a relevant subject with a GPE of 5.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25888 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6215 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6215 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,661.60 – $10,420.80
  • International: NZ$36,086

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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