Undergraduate study in Māori Studies

What can you study in Māori Studies?

You can choose from different Māori Studies courses to suit your interests and career goals. You can study Māori language, Māori and the media, material culture, history, politics and Māori performing arts (kapa haka).
 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Māori Studies

When planning a major in Māori Studies it is important to create strengths in particular subject areas (e.g. anthropology, language and literature, history, politics) from the diverse range required to complete your BA degree.

There is a progression from Stage I courses to courses at a higher level. Prerequisites for advanced courses are listed under the description for each course.

You can also study Māori for the Diploma in Languages or the Certificate in Languages.

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Māori Studies as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Māori Studies. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Māori Studies

For help with degree planning

Arts Students' Centre

Diploma in Languages and Certificate in Languages

Māori Studies is available for the Diploma in Languages and the Certificate in Languages. The diploma consists of 120 points of specified courses and the certificate of 60 points. These programmes are normally taken part-time alongside study for a degree. Find out more about the Diploma in Languages and Certificate in Languages.