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Maori Language/Te Reo Maori

Are you passionate about the survival, retention and maintenance of te reo Māori? Studying the Māori language at Waikato, you'll explore the world of te reo's accompanying traditions, and will play an important role in the survival of the language for future generations.

Te reo Māori is a stoic language and an official language of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The study of te reo will enhance your identity as an individual, and will help to establish a foundation for encountering other worldviews, and the development of international links and connections.

You'll learn in a supportive environment that sees new and exciting ways to deliver the language and with practitioners that are committed to the ongoing survival, retention and maintenance of te reo Māori.

The Te reo Māori programme at Waikato enables you to learn the language at an introductory level through to advanced. We are the only university that teaches level 3 during undergraduate study which enables you the advantage of attaining advanced language skills before progressing to graduate level or moving into the workforce.

There is also the opportunity to join a total immersion programme if you would like to gain the language in one year, and a mainstream programme for those who would rather study at a slower pace.

The ability to be fluent in both Māori and English has become increasingly important within a number of professional areas including (but not limited to) education, medicine, research, media, Government and travel and tourism.

Qualifications

These are all the qualifications where you can study Maori Language/Te Reo Maori

TITLE TYPE QUAL TYPE
Bachelor of Arts Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Business Analysis Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Communication Studies Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Electronic Commerce Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Entrepreneurship Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Laws Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Management Studies Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Maori and Pacific Development Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Music Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Science Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Science (Technology) Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Social Sciences Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Tourism Bachelors Degree
Certificate Certificate
Diploma Diploma
Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy
Graduate Certificate Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma Graduate Diploma
Master of Arts Masters Degree
Master of Maori and Pacific Development Masters Degree
Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate
Postgraduate Diploma Postgraduate Diploma

100 level

200 level

300 level

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

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

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

Prescriptions for the PGCert(ReoMaori), PGDip(ReoMaori), BA(Hons), MA and MMPD

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

Students may take other 500 level papers at the discretion of the Chairperson of Department.

To complete a BA(Hons) in Te Reo Maori, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including MAOR591 and MAOR551.

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

Candidates for the BA(Hons), MA and MMPD in Te Reo Maori may not include more than two of MAOR501, MAOR503, MAOR507 or MAOR508 in their programme of study.

Karanga me te WhaikoreroMAOR51330.0 Points
Te Rengarenga: Assessing Te Reo Maori in Competitive ContextsMAOR53030.0 Points
Te Kawariki: Practicum in Assessing Te Reo Maori in Competitive ContextsMAOR53130.0 Points
Te Kupu, Te Reo, Nga KoreroMAOR55130.0 Points
Te Korero, Te Tikanga, Te WairuaMAOR55230.0 Points
Te Karera: He Takawhetanga na te NgutuMAOR56030.0 Points
Directed StudyMAOR59030.0 Points
DissertationMAOR59130.0 Points
DissertationMAOR59260.0 Points
Maori ThesisMAOR59390.0 Points
Maori ThesisMAOR594120.0 Points

Prescriptions for the PGDip(Int&Trans)

Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting and Translating Maori is based on the following criteria: a graduate degree of good academic performance in which Maori was a major subject, work experience in (or other knowledge of) translating and interpreting, assessment of the applicant's suitability in terms of experience, motivation, maturity, self-management and communication skills in both Maori and English.

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.

Te Reo Maori MPhil ThesisMAOR800120.0 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.

Te Reo Maori PhD ThesisMAOR900120.0 Points

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