Duration
Full-time: 18 months
Next start date
2021 Quarter Four – 13 September
2022 Quarter Two – 4 April
Available locations
Auckland Online
Points
180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

The Master of Information Governance responds to an increasing industry demand for graduates equipped to take up specialist roles in organisations as privacy professionals (such as Privacy Officer and Information Officer) and in other roles related to Information Governance.

The programme is designed for working professionals as well as recent graduates seeking to upskill in this field or advance their careers in privacy, information governance or related fields.

You will be equipped with a sound understanding of Information Governance concepts, global citizenship as well as a strong platform of professional skills required for managing privacy and information governance programmes in businesses and organisations.

The MInfoGov will be offered online through Auckland Online. You will be immersed in a rich, flexible and interactive learning environment designed to help you learn and develop professional skills in information governance.

A 120-point Postgraduate Diploma in Information Governance and 60-point Postgraduate Certificate in Information Governance are available for students seeking shorter qualifications, or as exit options.

Programme structure

Taught Masters: 180 points

Requirement:

90 points (5 courses):

  • Environment of Information Governance INFOGOV 700
  • Information Research in Practice INFOGOV 701
  • Information Ethics INFOGOV 702
  • Artificial Intelligence Regulation INFOGOV 704
  • Information Privacy: Theory and Application INFOGOV 705 (30 points)

and

90 points comprising either:

a) at least 45 points (3 courses) from:

  • Technology and Compliance INFOGOV 703
  • Cybersecurity Techniques and Regulation INFOGOV 706
  • Dispute Resolution Techniques INFOGOV 707
  • Intellectual property and Innovation INFOGOV 708
  • Access to Information INFOGOV 709
  • Sectors and Information Governance INFOGOV 710
  • Special Topic INFOGOV 711
  • Special Topic INFOGOV 712

plus

up to 45 points from other approved courses listed in the Master of Commerce and Master of Laws Schedules

or

b) at least 15 points (1 course) from:

  • Technology and Compliance INFOGOV 703
  • Cybersecurity Techniques and Regulation INFOGOV 706
  • Dispute Resolution Techniques INFOGOV 707
  • Intellectual property and Innovation INFOGOV 708
  • Access to Information INFOGOV 709
  • Sectors and Information Governance INFOGOV 710
  • Special Topic INFOGOV 711
  • Special Topic INFOGOV 712

plus

up to 45 points from other approved courses listed in the Master of Commerce and Master of Laws Schedules

plus

30 points: Research Project INFOGOV 780 or Project INFOGOV 720

The above structure is subject to final regulatory approval.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Information Govermance(Online)
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2021 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

You must have completed a relevant bachelors degree with a GPA of 4.0 or higher in at least 90 points of the most advanced courses, or the equivalent.

Note: A relevant bachelors degree may be in business, engineering, health sciences, humanities, law, sciences or technology.

Other pathways to study

A flexible Postgraduate Diploma in Business pathway is available for domestic applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree. Please talk to our advisers for more information.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

You must have completed a relevant bachelors degree from a recognised university or similar institution with a GPE of 4.0 or higher.

Note: A relevant bachelors degree may be in business, engineering, health sciences, humanities, law, sciences or technology.

Other pathways to study

A flexible Postgraduate Diploma in Business pathway is available for domestic applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree. Please talk to our advisers for more information.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Information Governance cost per year?

2021 fees

Domestic students
NZ$18,098.40 – $18,820.80*
International students
NZ$38,258*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.02 per point, estimated at $1,443.60 for full-time study (180 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Quarter Four 2021
1 August 2021

Start dates

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Other important dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

You will be equipped to take up specialist roles in organisations as privacy professionals or compliance officers and in other roles related to Information Governance, where there is an increasing demand for qualified professionals.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Compliance officer
  • Data protection professional
  • Information Governance consultant/analyst
  • Information officer
  • Privacy officer
  • Project manager
  • Records manager

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