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Undergraduate subject

Māori and Indigenous Perspectives

09 February 2024

Studying Māori and Indigenous Perspectives at UC investigates how the cultural environment we live in impacts our identity, experiences, and wellbeing. Learn more.



Māori and Indigenous Perspectives


The cultural environment we live in greatly impacts our identity, experiences, and wellbeing. This subject offers an understanding of Māori and Pacific perspectives, and the historical and contemporary challenges they face.

Māori and Indigenous Perspectives

What will my study involve?

  • Learn about Māori and Pacific models of mental health and wellbeing - traditional concepts such as tapu, mana, ihi, and mauri, spiritual versus physical wellbeing; and contemporary concepts such as gender identity.
  • Examine the impact of your own culture, values, beliefs, and assumptions in your growing personal and professional role.
  • Complete a final-year project with community and industry partners so you can gain real-world connections and contexts in your study.

Māori and Indigenous Perspectives

Career opportunities

Through this subject, you can challenge and expand your worldview, making you a culturally-competent professional who can help more people and their communities.

Learning about tangata whenua and Pacific culture is highly valuable not only in Aotearoa, but also overseas, especially places with their own Indigenous peoples and history.

Career pathways could include:

  • advocacy
  • organisational psychology
  • healthcare services
  • policy and strategy.

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

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

Whakatairanga Ākonga

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International Prospectus

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