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Undergraduate subject

Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori

12 February 2024
Studying this language enables people to explore their identity as New Zealanders and to pass on their passion for Aotearoa to others.


Te Reo Māori


Learning te reo Māori enables us to explore our identity as New Zealanders and pass on our passion to others and future generations.

Te Reo Māori is a highly recommended study option for those who might work with Indigenous people or industries, or in education, public, or communications roles that require bicultural and multicultural competency.

Te Reo Māori

What will my study involve?

  • Develop your reo skills and learn about language revitalisation, bilingual/immersion education, reo history, and contemporary language.
  • Take part in wānanga reo (language immersion field trips) to local marae.
  • Be a part of our whānau at Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies with support and guidance in and out of classes.
  • Complete a minor in Te Reo Māori within many bachelor’s degrees to combine language skills with your other study interests.

Te Reo Māori


Te Reo Māori major

For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:


If you have little or no previous background in te reo Māori, it is also strongly advised to take TREO110 Te Ngao Tū: Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners.


TREO211 Ngao Mamaku 1: Intermediate Te Reo 1 and TREO212 Ngao Mamaku 2: Intermediate Te Reo 2 are recommended.


You are also encouraged to take courses in Māori and Indigenous Studies. Up to 45 points can be included in the major.

Students completing a double major in Te Reo Māori and Māori and Indigenous Studies in the Bachelor of Arts must complete a total of 270 unique points in the two course areas.

Te Reo Māori minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:


Te Reo Māori

Career opportunities

Careers are opening up with the increasing role of Māori as a defining element of our national culture. Te Reo Māori skills are sought after in health, media, government, tourism, social services, and many other industries.

Career pathways could include:

  • community leadership
  • journalism
  • heritage and cultural organisations
  • interpreting and translation.

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

Related brochures

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International Prospectus 2024/2025

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