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Postgraduate Certificate in Maori and Indigenous Leadership

  • Graduate Certificate

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

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
1 year part-time
Course Code
PGCertMIL
Domestic Fees
$3,809 per year
International Fees
$13,600 per year

About this course

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

Entry requirements

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

  • at least three years professional experience in the Maori 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.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Maori and Indigenous Leadership or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

The programme takes expressions of interest any time during the year by contacting the MMIL Director. Enrolments must be completed by February in the year you intend to commence the programme.

The programme is held in various rohe across Aotearoa New Zealand each year. We believe it is important to take the programme to our communities.

For 2021, we will be receiving applications for a choice of two cohorts based in:

  • Rotorua
  • Taranaki/Whanganui

To enrol in one of the above cohorts, please submit the following via the online portal by 1 December 2020:

  • Personal Statement: a 1,500-2,000 word statement that describes your personal experience with and commitment to Iwi self-determination, as well as your study goals and expectations from this programme. Please include a project scope that describes a project or initiative that you want you pursue during your PGCertMIL journey that you believe makes a significant contribution to our community, and how it contributes to Tino Rangatiratanga.
  • Curriculum Vitae: this should include any academic history, work history, and relevant experience. This is to establish you are or have been working in a role that contributes to Maori interests and aspirations.
  • If you also have an undergraduate degree, please send a scan of your transcript (please note if you should be offered a place on the programme, we will require a physical original).

We will notify you of the outcome of your application by 31 December 2020.

If you are accepted onto the programme, you will then be asked to enrol online through the myUC system.

For more information, please contact the MMIL Director at Aotahi.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Graduates of this qualification will be in an ideal position to enhance the leadership capability in organisations working with Maori, including Iwi, Maori, government, community, and private sector organisations.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.