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Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori

Tikanga Māori (Māori Cultural Studies) teaches you the skills required for a community leadership role in the enhancement of Māori development. In today's rapidly evolving world you will establish a basic, yet necessary understanding of the Māori worldview and its relation to other cultures and worlds.

Our range of exciting cultural papers is suitable for people of all ethnicities, and brings about a new dimension to the evolving world of Māori performing and visual arts. The programme hosts an eclectic selection of new and traditional elements including kapa haka, ngā taonga pūoro and creative technologies, and promises a field of study delivered by quality academics who are fluent in Māori, and some in Pacific and European languages.

Tikanga Māori provides the option of introductory courses through to more advanced courses.

100 level

200 level

300 level

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

A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Maori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Maori at an advanced level in their first degree.

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

Prescriptions for the PGCert(Tikanga), PGDip(Tikanga), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA, MMPD and MSocSc

Candidates should have at least a B average over their 300 level Tikanga Maori papers.

To complete a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Tikanga Maori, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including TIKA591 and at least 30 points from papers listed for Tikanga Maori.

To complete an MA or MSocSc in Tikanga Maori, students must take a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and 60 points in approved 500 level papers.

To complete an MMPD in Tikanga Maori, students are normally required to take a 60 point dissertation and 60 points from taught 500 level papers, approved by the Department.

Students may not include more than two of DEVS501, DEVS502, DEVS503, DEVS504 or DEVS505 in their programme of study. Students may take other 500 level papers at the discretion of the Chairperson of Department.

Prescriptions for the MPhil

The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Tikanga Maori MPhil ThesisTIKA800120.0 Points

Prescriptions for the PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Contacts

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