Bachelor of Arts (Maori)


Subject area

Te Reo Māori

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Entry requirements

Entry to the BA (Maori) programme may be limited by the number of places available.
The academic entry requirement for the BA (Maori) is one of the following:
University Entrance, as defined by the NZQA, with a minimum of 18 NCEA Level 2 credits in Te Reo Maori
successful completion of NZ3051 Te Tohu Tauihu Certificate in te Reo me nga Tikanga (Level 4)
evidence of relevant prior learning and experience and the ability to undertake the programme with reasonable prospects of success, as judged by the Programme Coordinator or delegated person on the basis of an interview and portfolio of evidence
at the Dean's discretion, where an applicant's situation is compelling but not covered by the requirements listed above
An applicant who does not meet the academic entry requirements may be provisionally admitted to enrol in one or more Year One courses approved by the Programme Coordinator or delegated person, upon successful completion of which the student may apply for admission.
Applicants with a first language other than English or Maori must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. Ways in which English language fluency may be demonstrated include (i) completion of a programme of study in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply*), and (ii) approved scores on IELTS tests, namely an Academic score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5 (or accepted international equivalents).
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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The BA (Maori) programme aims to provide students with a systematic and coherent introduction to a body of knowledge of nga tikanga Maori (Maori values and practices), te reo Maori (Maori language) and te ao Maori (the Maori world), as well as problem-solving and associated techniques of self-directed learning. Graduates of the programme will demonstrate the skills needed to acquire, understand and assess information from a range of sources. They will engage in self-directed learning, demonstrating intellectual independence, critical thinking and analytic rigour. Graduates will communicate and collaborate effectively, and be fluent in both oral and written te reo Maori in both informal and formal situations. They will possess a range of knowledge and skills related to Maori language style and forms, Maori society, customs and practices, Maori performing arts, and Maori research methods, and be able to provide leadership and support in the protection and enhancement te reo me nga tikanga Maori, marae culture and te ao Maori. Finally, graduates will be able to draw on their knowledge to enhance the wellbeing of whanau, hapu, iwi and or wider communities and places of employment.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Language and Literature at this level can earn:


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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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