Social and Community Leadership, Master | University of Auckland | Auckland, New Zealand
18 months
22145 USD/year
7195 USD/year
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Advance your leadership, professional and research skills. Learn how to develop innovative programmes and powerful evaluations that can create meaningful social and community change with this Master of Social and Community Leadership from University of Auckland. 

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This Master of Social and Community Leadership from University of Auckland is designed with curious, yet committed, practitioners in mind. Build skills and knowledge to advance your practice, as well as social and community change.

Grounded within a strong social justice framework, you will develop advanced skills and approaches in leadership, innovation, programme design implementation and evaluation so you can better innovate for social change.

This 180-point programme is flexibly designed to suit those working full-time or part-time in community, government, not-for-profit and social good sectors as well as graduates from a range of disciplines.


There are various career opportunities available based on prior experience, expertise and elective specialisation within the MSCL. Common themes include leadership, project management, research, evaluation, programme design, innovation and development, consultation, policy development, social change, community and health development.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Community and social organisation leader
  • Community developer and designer
  • Learning designer
  • Policy analyst
  • Programme designer/project manager
  • Social and community educator
  • Social and community facilitator/advocate
  • Social innovator/consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Innovation, Design and Evaluation
  • Leadership, Ethics, Systems
  • Research Methodologies
  • Maori and Indigenous Research 
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) with courses in social science subjects comprising at least 15-20% of your degree.  
  • You will need a GPE of 5.0 in the most advanced courses taken in your degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22145 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22145 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    7195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7195 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$12,436.20
  • International: NZ$38,273

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.


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