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15 October 2020

The Master of Technological Futures is not your ordinary Master’s qualification, we don't just theorise. We do. 
This is New Zealand’s most entrepreneurial, forward looking Masters programme.

You’ll graduate with both a recognised Masters’ qualification and a road-tested project you can move ahead with.

Come join us. The future needs you.

A part time course for full time change

Designed as an 18 month part-time programme, 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 intake

Gen13 Cohort Commences

(Face-to-face, onsite)

15 October 2020 
Scholarship application deadline
3 September 2020
1. Immersion Phase
16-20hrs per week

Blended learning; three days a week per month face to face in our lab and the remainder independent learning and group projects.

2. Applied Learning Phase 
16-20hrs per week

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

I feel that Tech Futures Lab puts their money where their mouth is. Their advisors are like psychological counsellors. The amount of trust and respect in the room is incredible. I gained a network of peers that I will value for life.

Sara Cole Stratton

GEN 8 Masters Graduate

Master‘s paper: ”A Te Āo Māori Lens on emerging digital technologies”

Get more details on the programme.
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

An investment in your future

Gaining a Master’s qualification is no small feat. The Master of Technological Futures says a lot about who you are and what you can do. It creates a platform for new possibilities, much more than a piece of paper. 

$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.

Scholarships available

We offer scholarships for Maori and Pacific Island candidates, covering 50% of full tuition fees. Find out more here.

Earlybird discount

Get 25% off the full fees when you apply before 17 September 2020.

A recognised qualification to make a difference

This NZQA accredited qualification is a postgraduate programme, level 9 and will earn you 180 credits. 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 at Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab which is approved by NZQA to award this qualification.

How to apply

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. Book a casual interview with us.

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

  • We’ve got an online booking calendar to set a time to meet with us in person at the Lab in Newmarket, Auckland or virtually if you’re further away.

5. 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.

6. 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.

Want to talk with us?

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

Request a callback at a time that suits you?
Read more detail on the Master of Technological Futures programme.
Rather jot your questions down?
Ready to set up your application interview?

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99 Khyber Pass Road

Grafton, Auckland 1023

New Zealand


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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.