Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies*
This diploma provides a thorough grounding in critical theory and research-based understanding of the subject. It consists of four Māori and Indigenous Studies courses.
Students who complete the diploma with Merit or Distinction may transfer to the Master of Māori and Indigenous Studies.
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard.
Qualification specific requirements
Candidate wishing to enrol in the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies must have one of the following:
- qualified for a bachelor’s degree with a major in Te Reo Māori or Māori and Indigenous Studies or a related subject
- qualified for a bachelor’s degree and have completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts in either Māori and Indigenous Studies or Te Reo Māori
- qualified for a bachelor’s degree and have relevant professional experience.
For full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in 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
The course of study for the PGDipMaor shall comprise courses equivalent to 120 points chosen from MAOR 401–440, including at least one of:
- MAOR401 Te Matakahi: Indigenous Critical Theory
- MAOR402 Ngā Take: Ngā Tohetohe
- MAOR403 Korero Nehera: Ancient History of the Māori.
One year full-time or up to four years part-time.
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For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies.
For study planning help contact Aotahi - School of Māori and Indigenous Studies or the College of Arts:
College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury |Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800