Master of Te Reo Māori
The Master of Te Reo Māori prepares graduates for a professional career in te reo Māori.
It provides advanced knowledge of the language, and an introduction to research, emphasising linguistic competence and critical thinking about a range of contemporary and historical aspects of te reo.
Anyone wishing to enrol in the MTeReo must have either:
- a bachelor's degree with a major in Te Reo Māori, with at least a B+ Grade Point Average in 60 points at 300-level; or
- a bachelor's degree and a Graduate Diploma in Arts in Te Reo Māori, or another equivalent qualifying degree, with at least a B+ Grade Point Average in 60 points at 300-level; or
- a bachelor's degree, and have both relevant professional experience and a high level of competency in te reo Māori; or
- completed the four courses for the Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Māori with Merit or Distinction.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Te Reo Māori or use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
The MTeReo (240 points) consists of compulsory Te Reo Māori courses, further courses towards an endorsement, and a choice of either a dissertation, research, or a project. You will normally complete at least four courses before enrolling for a dissertation.
The degree takes 2 years full-time, or up to 4 years part-time.
Complete two compulsory courses, courses towards an endorsement, and a choice of either a dissertation, research courses, or a project.
Pathway options (choose one):
- TREO590 Rangahau – Major Research Dissertation
- TREO591 Rangahau – Minor Research Dissertation, and 30 points of TREO 400-level courses (or other approved subject)
- TREO592 Rangahau – Research Paper, and TREO593 Rangahau – Research Paper, and 30 points of TREO 400-level courses (or other approved subject)
- TREO595 Tuhinga Pūkenga – Creative or Professional Writing Project
For the list of courses for each endorsement, see the Master of Te Reo Māori Schedule.
- Matihiko (Digital Technologies)
- Pāpāho (Media and Communication)
- Te Rangahau (Research)
- Titonga (Music Composition)
- Tuhinga Auaha (Creative Writing)
- Tuhinga Hautaka (Professional Writing)
- Whakarauora Reo (Language Revitalisation)
- Whakawhiti Reo (Translation)
You can go on to study a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Te Reo Māori.
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.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2023||120||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$7,555 - $7,961|
|2022||120||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$7,352 - $7,748|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||240||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$56,400||$49,043|
|2023||240||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$58,000||$50,435|
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Te Reo Māori.
For study planning help, contact Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies.
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