Ngā Kōwhiringa Ako (Study Options)

Ngā Tohu (Qualifications)

Paetahi - Undergraduate

Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao offers students two undergraduate degrees to choose from, alongside the undergraduate certificate and diploma.

With the Bachelor of Arts (BA), you'll learn how humanity thinks, feels and acts, and how the past shapes our present and future. The Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) will equip you with knowledge of the issues affecting both Māori, Pacific and other indigenous peoples.

Ngā Kaupapa (Subjects)

Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao is well positioned to instruct students in subjects relevant to the advancement of Māori, Pacific, and other indigenous peoples and their struggles for national liberation, self-governance, and self-determination. Just as importantly, we draw on the source of ancestral knowledge to inform our teaching and explore the application of ancestral knowledge to contemporary issues. Emphasis is placed on sustainable development in the context of social, political, economic and cultural growth.

A crucial purpose of our teaching practice is to be potential and future focussed as we explore solutions to the challenges and impacts of living in a globalised world without compromising our cultural values and beliefs. We aim to raise the consciousness of our students, and inspire our students to take action. Our teaching helps our students identify (with) the distinctive features of their peoples' past, present, and future - and of their unique perspective on the world as individuals shaped by contradictory cultural and economic forces.

Subjects offered:

Development Studies
Māori and Indigenous Studies
Te Reo Māori
Pacific and Indigenous Studies
Te Tiriti o Waitangi Akoranga - Treaty of Waitangi Studies

Te Tohu Paetahi

Te Tohu Paetahi is Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao's flagship specialist programme for those students with a commitment to learning te reo Māori, who wish to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD) degree taught through the medium of te reo Māori.