Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership
Are you a professional working in an Iwi, Māori organisation, or another body that works with Māori communities, looking to progress into leadership? Would you like to take on a position of influence within the growing Māori economy, currently valued at $40 billion in New Zealand? Do you have a passion for furthering the aspirations of Māori and indigenous communities?
This new 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 Māori and Indigenous Leadership.
- Developed in response to growing market demand for managers, governors and other leaders within all spheres of the 'Māori sector'.
- Students will gain an academic understanding of the organisational needs of the Māori sector and indigenous models of development in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States.
- Delivered through a culturally appropriate blended learning model.
- Our staff in Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies operate as a whānau and we pride ourselves on being accessible, supportive and engaged with a number of research kaupapa that focus on the advancement of Māori development and knowledge.
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Specific entry requirements
The Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership (PGCertMIL) is open to:
- Applicants who have at least three years professional experience in the Māori sector; and
- Have either a bachelor's degree with a B average in their 300-level majoring courses; or been approved by the Head of School.
Note: Applicants will also be required to submit a portfolio of professional experience, and attend a selection interview.
For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership or use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
The PGCertMIL programme comprises 60 points. This qualification can only be studied part-time and must be completed within one year from first enrolment.
Students study the following two courses on a part-time basis:
- MAOR 430 Māori Leadership
- MAOR 431 Comparative Indigenous Models and Theories of Development
Successful students of this pathway, can progress into the Master of Maori and Indigenous Leadership, so long as they have not graduated with the postgraduate certificate.
UC also offers a:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
- Master of Arts
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
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.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
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For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership.
For study planning help, contact Aotahi School of Māori and Indigenous Studies or the College of Arts:
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Phone+64 3 369 3377