Te Pourua Reo: Diploma in Languages (Te Reo Māori)


This qualification allows you to become competent in Te Reo Māori without completing a full degree. This is attractive for students who wish to graduate with a point of difference.

Entry requirements

Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a Te Pourua Reo: Diploma in Languages (Te Reo Māori). For information on gaining admission to UC please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Some diplomas have additional entry and course requirements; please check the Regulations for the Te Pourua Reo: Diploma in Languages (Te Reo Māori) for full details.

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

Qualification structure and duration

The Te Pourua Reo: Diploma in Te Reo Māori is made up of a minimum total of 120 points, with at least 75 points above 100-level. Up to to 45 points may be from Māori and Indigenous Studies courses.

Credit can be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts (and some other degrees) provided you have not graduated with the diploma.

Subjects and courses

Courses can be selected from a variety of language and non-language courses (in Māori and Indigenous Studies). For the up-to-date schedule, visit the University Regulations website. 

How to apply

Find out how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Further study

The Te Pourua Reo: Diploma in Languages (Te Reo Māori) can be used as a stepping stone to a Bachelor of Arts.

Career opportunities

Arts graduates enjoy a raft of exciting career destinations, for instance in media, government, international relations, arts, culture, heritage, archival, politics, public policy, writing, editing, PR, communications, conservation, tourism, teaching, community development, publishing, design, business, advertising or marketing.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Te Reo Māori.

More information

For the full diploma requirements see the Regulations for the Te Pourua Reo: Diploma in Languages (Te Reo Māori).

For more information email info@canterbury.ac.nz or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).

For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Liaison Office (new students) or visit the Liaison Office’s course planning page (new students), or a College of Arts Student Advisor (advancing students).