The future is human

“It’s intense because your brain’s exploding with new information and it’s like being at the best conference in the world.” 


—  Louise Nash

Master's Graduate, Founder of Circularity

To thrive in our changing world of work demands new ways of thinking, creating and connecting. Technology is only a tool. The future is human.
Design yours with a Master of Technological Futures.

18 months av. 16-20 hrs per week 

3 days per month on-site for six months, dropping to one day per month for the next six and flexible, self-directed study for the final six months.


Next start date
  • 30 January 2020


  • Onsite component - Newmarket, Auckland.


Programme type

Postgraduate, Level 9, 180 credits.


Places available

Max 30 candidates per intake

Tech Futures Lab

Is an education facility of The Mind Lab, an NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. Candidates at Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab which is approved by NZQA to award this qualification.

No ordinary Master's degree

The Master of Technological Futures provides the tools, knowledge and networks to stay agile, relevant and able to thrive in the face of change.


Whether you want to refocus and future-proof your career, apply new technology or business models within your organisation, start a new venture or scale an existing one, you’ve come to the right place: Tech Futures Lab, the Graduate School for Human Impact.




Our Master's is an accelerated, part-time programme designed for professionals. In only 18 months you’ll have a Master’s degree.


Learning is assessed through an applied, real-world project (of your choice) that delivers actual business outcomes. There's no exam to sit or thesis to labour over. The Master's is designed to integrate into your working life. 

What will you learn?

You'll graduate with your eyes wide open to the future. Our Master's will help you to:


  • Understand emerging trends, technologies and business models, and how to thrive in this time of exponential change.

  • Ask the big questions and consider the wider impact of technology from a global, social and economic standpoint.

  • Test and validate ideas, and see through a problem to the solution.

  • Challenge yourself and your business to look at things differently with confidence.

  • Work effectively with communities and teams by integrating contemporary engagement approaches, including Kaupapa Māori philosophies.

  • Recognise ethical issues and apply reasoning skills to address them.

  • Prepare for the future of work, with the right networks to support you.

“I work fulltime and have a young family. Putting study on top of that can be challenging [but] Tech Futures Lab are flexible and make things work for you."


—  Sanjit Singh

Master's graduate, Project Billing Manager, Visionstream NZ Ltd

What next?

Well, you've got options...

  • You can get to the nitty-gritty on fees, entry requirements and course structure here.

  • If you'd rather have a chat to one of the team, book a time that works for you. 

  • Or come and visit us at one of our Open Labs and hear from the faculty and past/present Master's candidates. 

We hope to hear from you soon!

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Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab, a NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. Candidates who are studying on a programme delivered by Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab.