Qualification

Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies*

Overview

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.

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

Entry requirements

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:

Duration

One year full-time or up to four years part-time.

How to apply

Find out more about 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 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
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz