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Maori and Indigenous Leadership

University of Canterbury

12 months
29438 USD/year
8244 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Maori and Indigenous Leadership from University of Canterbury 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.


At Maori and Indigenous Leadership from University of Canterbury you can advance your theoretical and applied skills, by conducting both a research project and an internship in a relevant community or organisation.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Māori Leadership
  • Comparative Indigenous Models and Theories of Development
  • Cross-Cultural Research 
  • Professional and Community Engagement Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29438 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8244 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 11,427 NZD
  • International Students - 40,800 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 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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