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Maori and Pacific Development

Are you interested in the current aspirations and development issues of Māori and Pacific peoples? Our Māori and Pacific Development programme seeks to create highly skilled and culturally grounded graduates to assume a leading role in directing development initiatives of indigenous peoples.

Vincent Malcolm-Buchanan

PhD
I came to the University of Waikato as a mature student ready to ramp up my career. I completed a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Sciences (with Honours), and a Master of Social Sciences (with Honours), and am now completing my PhD on the topic of Māori artefacts and indigenous funeral processes.


Jackie Tuaupiki

PhD
Jackie's PhD explores waka navigation in the Pacific and the changing perspectives on the significance and function of observable natural phenomena. Two parts form the focus of this research.


Please note

Māori and Pacific Development is available as a major for B semester 2017. From 2018 Māori and Pacific Development will not be available for new enrolments, and will be replaced by Māori and Indigenous Studies and Pacific and Indigenous Studies.

The Māori and Pacific Development programme draws from the current aspirations and development issues of Māori and Pacific peoples both here in Aotearoa/New Zealand and in the Pacific Region. It reflects a growing awareness among these indigenous groups for highly skilled and culturally grounded students to assume a leading role in directing development initiatives taken in partnership with communities.

The strength of the programme draws on research informed academics who are nationally and internationally recognised as well as being held in repute by their own communities. The undergraduate programme provides students with a critical understanding of the field of development and an introduction to the skills necessary for development practice especially as Aotearoa New Zealand is in a post settlement phase of its development


The core papers focus on three specific areas:

  • A global overview of development experience with a focus on indigenous peoples;
  • The Māori experience;
  • The Pacific experience; and
  • Indigenous epistomologies.

 Career opportunities

  • Broadcasting and Journalism
  • Educationalist
  • Government Policy Analyst
  • International Development Practitioner
  • Iwi and Pacific Development
  • Māori Creative and Performing Arts
  • Research Consultant

200 level

Work PlacementFMIS29620.0 Points

300 level

Prescriptions for the GradCert(MPD) and GradDip(MPD)

A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Maori and Pacific Development at an advanced level in their first degree.

For further details, contact the School of Maori and Pacific Development.

Contacts

Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
Phone: 0800 924 528 ext: 4737 or + 64 7 838 4737
Email: fmis@waikato.ac.nz