Postgraduate Certificate in Te Reo Māori
The Postgraduate Certificate in Te Reo Māori (PGCertTREO) offers speakers the opportunity to further develop their language skills and receive professional recognition of their development. The PGCertTREO is an ideal option for those without previous university study in te reo, or university study in general, who have significant experience in the language and work in the Māori sector.
The Certificate also allows speakers of te reo Māori to enter into advanced postgraduate study in the Master of Te Reo Māori.
Students for the PGCertTREO must have a relevant bachelor’s degree, with a B Grade Point Average or better in 60 points of their 300-level major subject courses, and have had at least three years of experience in the Māori sector.
Students without a bachelor’s degree must have extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.
All applicants will also be required to submit a portfolio of professional experience, and attend a selection interview.
For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in 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.
You must also submit a portfolio of experience, including a personal statement, as part of your application to enrol. This will be followed by an interview.
Contact Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies for more information on application requirements.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Te Reo Māori is made up of 60 points of 400-level courses.
The Certificate can be completed in 6 months full-time, or up to 2 years part-time.
Subject to the approval of the Dean of Arts (Academic), you may transfer completed courses from the Certificate (passed with a B Grade Point Average or higher) to the honours, postgraduate diploma, or master's programmes.
Students with formal recognition of their te reo skills will find work opportunities in a range of industries, for example within teaching, publishing, writing and translation work, government, communications and stakeholder engagement, and entertainment industries.
Graduates will also be able to contribute to the growing language revitalisation initiatives of iwi, and the culture and history of Aotearoa New Zealand.
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For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in 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