Postgraduate study in Māori Studies

Opportunities for postgraduate study in Māori Studies

As a postgraduate student you can study Māori language and literature, material culture, society and culture, politics, media and Māori development. Māori Studies staff have an exceptional record of research and publication. You will benefit from that legacy in our research-based teaching programmes and can contribute to it by your own work.

Our students and staff actively contribute to Māori development by advancing Māori knowledge. We have a strong commitment to serving Māori communities.

Postgraduate careers

A postgraduate degree in Māori Studies can equip you for many kinds of careers. Career possibilities include  positions in government (local and national), television, journalism, teaching, academia, libraries, corporations, iwi authorities, business, museums and the arts.

Meet some of our students and graduates.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Māori Studies

The BA(Hons) is a stand alone degree at postgraduate level. It may be taken after completed BA and is awarded as a separate qualification. The BA(Hons) may be used the entry qualification for the one year MA.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Māori Studies or approval of the Head of School or nominee. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Programme overview

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Required course of study

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for the courses you may take and how to structure your study.

Master of Arts in Māori Studies

Programme overview

Master of Arts

There are two separate MA options, depending on your entrance pathway.

120-point (one-year) MA

The 120-point MA requires one year of full-time study, with admission from a BA(Hons) or PGDipArts. The MA in Māori Studies is available as a research masters.

Admission requirements

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Māori Studies with an average grade of B or higher.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study.

240-point (two-year) MA

The 240-point MA requires two consecutive years of full-time study, with admission from a BA or approved equivalent qualification. The MA in Māori Studies is available as a research masters.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Māori Studies or approval of the Head of School or nominee. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

To progress to the second year of the MA

In the first 120 points of MA enrolment, you must achieve:

  • An average grade of B, or
  • For a research masters, any grade specified for enrolment in a thesis or research portfolio. If you do not achieve the required grade, enrolment for the MA cannot continue.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

Apply and enrol

To apply and enrol for postgraduate study, visit our page on how to apply.

Contact a Graduate Adviser

For more information on postgradute study in Māori Studies, contact an Adviser.