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.
Study Māori Language/Te Reo Māori in any of these qualifications
|Te Reo Maori me ona Tikanga: The Maori Language and its Customs||REOM100||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Conversational Maori for Absolute Beginners||REOM101||15.0 Points|
|Te Reo Maori: Introductory 1||REOM111||15.0 Points|
|Te Reo Maori: Introductory 2||REOM112||15.0 Points|
|Te Reo Maori: Intermediate 1 (Unistart)||REOM201||15.0 Points|
|Te Ringa Tuhirau i te Kete Korero||REOM206||20.0 Points|
|Te Reo Maori: Intermediate 1||REOM211||20.0 Points|
|Te Reo Maori: Intermediate 2||REOM212||20.0 Points|
|Te Reo Maori: Post-Intermediate 1||REOM213||20.0 Points|
|Te Reo Maori: Post-Intermediate 2||REOM214||20.0 Points|
|He Rangahau Kaupapa Korero Motuhake: Directed Study||REOM290||20.0 Points|
|Work Placement||SMPD296||20.0 Points|
|Nga Reo o te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa||REOM305||20.0 Points|
|Te Whakatakoto i te Kupu me ona Tikanga Katoa: A Description of Maori Language||REOM312||20.0 Points|
|Te Reo Maori: Pre-Advanced||REOM313||20.0 Points|
|Te Reo Maori: Advanced||REOM314||20.0 Points|
|Te Reo Ahurei||REOM316||20.0 Points|
|He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Korero: Directed Study||REOM390||20.0 Points|
|Work Placement||SMPD396||20.0 Points|
|Nga Pepeha, nga Whakatauki me nga Kupu Whakaari: Proverbial and Prophetic Sayings||TIKA310||20.0 Points|
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 Whaikorero||MAOR513||30.0 Points|
|Te Rengarenga: Assessing Te Reo Maori in Competitive Contexts||MAOR530||30.0 Points|
|Te Kawariki: Practicum in Assessing Te Reo Maori in Competitive Contexts||MAOR531||30.0 Points|
|Te Kupu, Te Reo, Nga Korero||MAOR551||30.0 Points|
|Te Korero, Te Tikanga, Te Wairua||MAOR552||30.0 Points|
|Te Karera: He Takawhetanga na te Ngutu||MAOR560||30.0 Points|
|Directed Study||MAOR590||30.0 Points|
|Maori Thesis||MAOR593||90.0 Points|
|Maori Thesis||MAOR594||120.0 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 Thesis||MAOR800||120.0 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 Thesis||MAOR900||120.0 Points|
Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
Phone: 0800 924 528 ext: 4737 or + 64 7 838 4737