Master of Te Reo Māori
The Master of Te Reo Māori prepares graduates for a professional career in this area. It provides advanced knowledge of the language, an introduction to research, emphasising linguistic competence and critical thinking about a range of contemporary and historical aspects of te reo.
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 MTeReo must have either:
- qualified for a bachelor's degree with a major in Te Reo Māori, 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 Te Reo Māori or Te Pourua Reo: Diploma in Te Reo Māori with at least a B+ average in 60 points at 300-level, or
- qualified for a bachelor's degree and have both relevant professional experience and a high level of competency in te reo Māori, or
- completed the four courses for the Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Māori with Merit or Distinction.
You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.
Qualification structure and duration
The MTeReo consists of an advanced language course and three other Te Reo Māori courses, followed by further coursework and research papers or a dissertation. Students will normally complete at least four courses before enrolling for a research dissertation.
Dissertation courses will normally be taken over the whole year, with the two research papers seperated into the first and second semesters. Students can begin their studies in February or July.
Two to three years full-time or up to six years part-time.
Subjects and courses
For the up-to-date schedule of courses, visit our University Regulations website.
How to apply
Find out how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
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.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Our Careers, Internships & Employment team can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit the Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Te Reo Māori.
For study planning help contact Aotahi - School of Māori and Indigenous Studies or the College of Arts:College of Arts
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