Qualification

Master of Māori and Indigenous Studies*

Overview

The Master of Māori and Indigenous Studies (MMaor) prepares graduates for a professional career in this area. It provides advanced knowledge of the subject, and an introduction to research and research-based knowledge, emphasising critical thinking.

The MMaor consists of four Māori and Indigenous Studies courses followed by further coursework and research papers or a dissertation.

* Not open to new enrolments in 2017. See the new Master of Maori and Indigenous Leadership or the Master of Te Reo Māori instead.

Entry requirements

Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.

If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.

Qualification specific requirements

Candidates wishing to enrol in the MMaor must have either:

  • qualified for a bachelor's degree with a major in Te Reo Māori or Māori and Indigenous Studies or a related subject, with at least a B+ average in 60 points at 300-level; or
  • qualified for a bachelor's degree and have completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts in either Te Reo Māori or Māori and Indigenous Studies with at least a B+ average in 60 points at 300-level; or
  • qualified for a bachelor's degree and demonstrated a substantial level of professional experience in Te Reo Māori or Māori and Indigenous Studies
  • completed the four courses for the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies with Merit or Distinction.

For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Māori and Indigenous Studies or use the admission requirements checker

You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.

Qualification structure and duration

Students will normally complete at least four courses before enrolling for a Research Dissertation.

Duration

Two to three years full-time or up to six years part-time.

Subjects and courses

The course of study for the MMaor degree comprises one of the following:

and either:

How to apply

Find out how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline. 

Useful information:

More information

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Māori and Indigenous Studies.

For study planning help contact Aotahi - School of Māori and Indigenous Studies or the College of Arts:

College of Arts
University of Canterbury
History Building, Level 4
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 364 2176
Email arts@canterbury.ac.nz