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.
Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Specific entry requirements
Candidates wishing to enrol in the MTeReo must have either:
- qualified for a bachelor's degree with a major in Te Reo Māori, with at least a B+ grade average in 60 points at 300-level, or
- qualified for a bachelor's degree, and have completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts in Te Reo Māori, or Te Pourua Reo: Diploma in Te Reo Māori (Diploma in Languages), with at least a B+ grade average in 60 points at 300-level, or
- qualified for 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.
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 papers, or a project. Students will normally complete at least four courses before enrolling for a research dissertation.
The degree takes 2 years full-time, or up to 4 years part-time.
Students complete two compulsory courses, courses towards an endorsement, and a choice of either a dissertation, research papers, or a project.
Pathway options (choose one):
- TREO 590 Rangahau – Major Research Dissertation
- TREO 591 Rangahau – Minor Research Dissertation, and 30 points of TREO 400-level courses (or other subject approved by the Head of School)
- TREO 592 Rangahau – Research Paper, and TREO 593 Rangahau – Research Paper, and 30 points of TREO 400-level courses (or other subject approved by the Head of School)
- TREO 595 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)
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.
- Our Careers, Internships & Employment team can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit the 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.
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 or the College of Arts:
College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800