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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Māori Innovation

06 October 2023

Study a Bachelor of Bachelor of Māori Innovation through Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts at the University of Canterbury.


Bachelor of Māori Innovation

Degree Structure - Duration
3 years full-time


Bachelor of Māori Innovation

Degree Structure - Start In
Not open to new enrolments




2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $7,258
  • International — $34,863


Bachelor of Māori Innovation


Note: The BMINN is currently not open to enrolments.

The Bachelor of Māori Innovation (BMINN) was created for the next generation of graduates who want to evolve our nation and future thinking through both Western and indigenous worldviews.

This degree is a great opportunity for those working in the iwi sector to better recognise and help promote Māori aspirations in all developmental sectors for Aotearoa — policy, health, environment, social equity, technology, and more.

Bachelor of Māori Innovation

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • Choose from a range of majors to customise your study towards a career that best suits you.
  • Complete a final-year project within your workplace to connect your studies to real-world outcomes.
  • Learn from international indigenous models, including guest lectures from the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics.
  • Gain industry connections through UC's contacts in the Māori and public sectors.

Bachelor of Māori Innovation

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

Note: The BMINN is currently not open to enrolments.

The BMINN is open to those with work in the iwi sector, which can include organisations owned by Māori, or a dedicated Kaupapa Māori team or unit within an organisation or government.

Your employer will need to provide verification of your employment, and a partnership agreement with UC to make sure you have support for both your study commitments and workload.

Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is also required to enrol.

For information on the enrolment process, please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Recommended preparation

First year courses in the BMINN are introductory and no previous knowledge is required.

Strong communication skills and a passion for te ao Māori will be useful for your studies.

Bachelor of Māori Innovation

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

The BMINN features compulsory courses that give you foundational skills in technology, analysis, finding and implementing solutions, and using mātauranga Māori in contemporary situations.

You will also choose a major to study throughout the degree.

See ‘Planning my degree’ below for an example degree structure diagram.

Bachelor of Māori Innovation

Career - Body

Career ready

  • Final year project course so you can directly implement your learning into your workplace.
  • Professional skills in Māori innovation and change development so that you can easily adapt to future changes in industry.
  • Graduates will be able to gain leadership and management roles in the iwi sector, and find work as consultants, advisors, analysts, educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and more.

Find out more about what can you do with a degree from UC.

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $7,258
  • International — $34,863

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $7,060
  • International — $33,625

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study

Bachelor of Māori Innovation

Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.

This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible. For specific course requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Māori Innovation.

Bachelor of Māori Innovation

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The Bachelor of Māori Innovation is made up of a total 360 points:

  • 195 points of compulsory courses
  • 165 points of major courses.

The degree takes 3 years of full-time study, or can be studied part-time for up to 10 years.

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Māori Innovation.


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