Master of Technological Futures

Not just your ordinary Master’s qualification. This is New Zealand’s most entrepreneurial forward-looking Master’s programme. 
Discover what it’s all about:
Next intakes: 
GEN15 Commences - 24 June 2021
GEN16 Commences - 28 October 2021

Graduate with a recognised Master’s qualification and a road-tested project you can move ahead with. 

Designed with full-time or part-time study options, so you can manage work and life commitments while working on your future. Delivered in two phases, this is a Master’s degree that’s highly interactive, engaging and practical.

Next Intakes




24 June 2021 (onsite)


28 October (onsite)

Application close dates



17 June 2021


21 October 2021

Scholarship application deadlines



24 May 2021


28 September 2021

Early Bird application deadlines (25% off)



24 May 2021


28 September 2021

1. Immersion Phase
Full Time and Part Time: ~26hrs per week

Blended learning (facilitated online and onsite): Three compulsory full days onsite, and the remainder live online facilitated sessions, two hours per day, four days per week.


● Monday & Tuesday - 10am-12pm 

● Wednesday & Thursday - 3pm -5pm  


Onsite intakes: Full day sessions for three days per month (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

2. Applied Learning Phase 
Full Time: ~37.5hrs per week
Part Time: ~18hrs per week

Delivered as a mix of workshop sessions and self-managed project development, you’ll apply the tools of ethical evaluation and iteration.

Please Note: Please refer to the Education Handbook for specific on online and onsite sessions for each intake.

Information Session Evening

Master of Technological Futures

Information Session - Wednesday, 5th May 2021 at 6pm​

“It makes you stop and reflect and get information rather than just using your same old thought processes to decide stuff. It changes 
the lens on what you are doing”

Linda Sturgess – GEN8, Master of Technological Futures graduate

An investment in your future

Gaining a Master’s qualification is no small feat. The Master of Technological Futures is not just a summation of experience and evaluation, it’s also a springboard to new possibilities. 


$15,441 (incl. GST)

Domestic students only.


Studylink Student Loans are available. Depending on your study history, you may also be eligible for the Government’s Fees Free scheme.

Māori & Ako Pacific Scholarships available

We have a total of four scholarships for 50% off the full tuition fees:
Two Tangata Whenua Scholarships – For learners who identify as Māori.


Two Pacific Ako Scholarships – Pacifc Ako Scholarship for those who identify as Pacific learners.


Travel Scholarships also available

The 2021 Travel Scholarship is intended to support students from outside of Auckland (North of Whangarei, South of Waikato region and South Island) to study in the Master's. View our available Scholarship information here.

Early Bird Discount

25% off the full fees.
To receive the Early Bird Discount, applications to the programme must be received by:




24 May 2021


28 September 2021

A recognised qualification to make a difference

An NZQA- accredited qualification postgraduate programme, level 9 (180 credits).

Tech Futures Lab candidates enrol with our sister company, The Mind Lab, which is approved by NZQA to award this qualification.The Mind Lab is an NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Read the education handbook

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How to apply

Take the first step forward to your future and apply to enrol in the Master of Technological Futures with us.

2. Get your documents in order.

Time required: this ones up to you, really depends on your archival approach.
You’ll need photos or scans of the following:

  • Proof of your citizenship or NZ residency i.e. passport, birth certificate or citizenship certificate
  • Your current CV or LinkedIn URL
  • Evidence of your academic record or relevant work or community experience i.e.Official academic record, written reference from a manager/ client, any original work or content you have created e.g. website, portfolio, report.

3. Set up an Enrolment account with Tech Futures Lab.

Time required: Less than 5mins

  • This account is attached to any enrolments you choose to make with Tech Futures Lab, now and in the future.

4. Complete your enrolment application details and upload the required documents.

Time required: 10-20mins

  • You’ll breeze through this if you have all your documentation at the ready

5. Book a casual interview with us.

Time required: 5mins to set up, 1hr to interview.

  • Use our contact form and suggest a time that suits you to meet with us in person at the Lab in Newmarket, Auckland or virtually if you’re further away.

6. Accept our offer of place on the programme.

Time required: 5mins

  • Following the meeting and a review of your documentation, if you meet the entry criteria, we’ll send you an email with an offer of place on the programme. You will need to accept this within a week.

7. Settle your fees account.

Time required: varies depending on your payment method.

  • Accounts do need to be settled before the programme commences.
  • If you’re applying for a scholarship, we’ll get in touch to discuss next steps.

1. Check your eligibility.

Eligibility for admission We value industry and real-world experience as much as an academic record. You don’t need specific technical ability but you must demonstrate a willingness to learn. Places are offered in order of enrolment. The programme is only available to candidates who qualify as domestic students (NZ and Australian citizens and permanent residents).
You’ll need one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree or Level 7 Graduate Diploma (or higher) AND relevant professional and/or technical experience that demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed
  • Relevant professional and/or technical experience that demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed

Learn more.

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Ready for your next step?

We understand the decision to embark on a Master’s programme requires some consideration. If you have any questions, we’re here to help answer them.

Want to talk with us about your options?

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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.

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