Postgraduate Diploma in Mātaurana Māori and Indigenous Studies

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Subject area

Society and Culture not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Entry into the Pourewa Mātauranga Māori me ngā Iwi Taketake - Post Graduate Diploma in Mātauranga Māori and Indigenous Studies (Level 8) requires that the tauira will:
(a) have made formal application for entry to the programme and the specified endorsement selected; and
(b) gained approved programme of study by the Head of School Indigenous Graduate Studies; and
(c) have one of the following:
i. a bachelor's degree at level 7; or
ii. a graduate diploma at level 7 with supporting evidence of at least five years relevant work/community experience in the field of study/endorsement area applying for; or
iii. with supporting evidence at least eight years relevant work/community experience in the field of study/endorsement area applying for; or
iv. a qualification considered by the Head of School as ad eundem statum (recognised as having an equivalent status or competencies to merit achievement in a Bachelor's degree).

Where a programme states a te reo Māori competency: tauira must demonstrate their level of competency to korero and tuhituhi to the minimum standard identified in the programme specific regulations in the current programme document at the time of application and kept on file.

Special Admission
(a) Special Admission may be granted, where an applicant is over the age of 20 years at the start of the programme and they can provide sufficient evidence of work experience, skill, education, background knowledge, commitment and support to successfully undertake the programme of study.
(b) An applicant must provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application.
(c) Special admission may be granted at the discretion of the Head of School and or the Programme Coordinator.

English Language Admission Requirements
(a) Applicants whose first language is not Māori or English must provide evidence of English language competence. This evidence may be in the form of IELTS academic band score of 6.5 (overall), with no individual band less than 6.0 equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the Pourewa Mātauranga Māori me ngā Iwi Taketake - Post Graduate Diploma in Mātauranga Māori and Indigenous Studies (Level 8) will gain and be well equipped with post graduate level skills, knowledge, and abilities within and for Māori and indigenous contexts and have a wide-ranging understanding of historical and contemporary knowledge for the benefit of whānau, hapū and community. Graduates will develop and gain research knowledge and research skills to provide access to higher level qualifications with a research focus.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Society and Culture at this level can earn:

$48,000

Median earnings one year after study

$54,000

Median earnings two years after study

$71,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

85%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Motu Wellbeing and Sustainability Maori Internship

Provided by:

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Website:

https://motu.nz/about-us/capacity-building/scholarships/

Value:

All domestic interns at Motu receive a stipend.

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Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Tressa Thomas Retraining Award

Provided by:

Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust - Manager

Website:

http://www.kateedgertrust.org.nz/

Value:

$2,000

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (07) 307 1467
Fax: (7) 3071475
Email: wiremu.doherty@wananga.ac.nz
Web: http://www.wananga.ac.nz

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Sources

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