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Victoria University of Wellington Master of Indigenous Studies – MIndS
Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Indigenous Studies – MIndS

Wellington, New Zealand

1 Years


Full time, Part time

21 Jan 2025

24 Feb 2025

NZD 14,563 / per course



Situate your knowledge of Māori and Pacific issues in the international Indigenous context with a Master of Indigenous Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

Global perspectives in a New Zealand context

The Master of Indigenous Studies positions Māori and Pacific cultures and histories in the global context of Indigenous colonial and post-colonial experiences, cultural rights, and self-determination.

Take your undergraduate degree in Māori Studies, Pacific Studies, or Education to the next level, or get a qualification that underpins your career supporting Māori and Indigenous communities here or overseas.

Ethical, Respectful, Culturally Appropriate

You’ll learn to debate and negotiate indigenous issues in a persuasive, sophisticated, culturally appropriate, and respectful manner. Explore indigenous perspectives on sustainable development, resource management, governance, language, education, economics, or science.

Deepen your understanding of the ethical responsibilities of Indigenous research, and conceptualise and articulate your knowledge of Indigenous political and cultural relationships.

Tailoring your degree

You can choose to complete your qualification with a dissertation, a research project on a topic of your choice, or an internship Choose the strand that interests you the most, and specialise in a Māori, Pasifika or education topic.


If you are studying full-time, you can expect a workload of 40-45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students must do around 20-23 hours of work a week. Make sure you take this into account if you are working.


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