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BA - Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori as a major

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Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori is not available for new enrolments, and will be replaced by Māori and Indigenous Studies and Pacific and Indigenous Studies. Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori is still available as a subject for post graduate study. Please contact the Faculty for further information.

If you’re fascinated by the history and creative activities of humankind and how this shapes societies and our future, then a Bachelor of Arts (BA) is for you. Our graduates are in demand for their flexible skills, practical outlook and depth of understanding they bring to their roles.

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.


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Key information

Years: 3
Points: 360
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $6,117-$7,132 per year
Fees (International): $24,425 - $31,795 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
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*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Degree Planner

A programme in Tikānga Maori offers students the opportunity to study Māori cultural studies to a high level of competency.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
SCIEN305Science and Matauranga Maori20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton)
This paper will provide science graduates with an understanding of both scientific and Matauranga Maori perspectives on topical issues and the ability to apply these in a Vision Matauranga context.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MAORI500Indigenous Creative Practices20A (Online)
This paper explores the wide range and purposes of Indigenous creative practices. While examining the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of creative practices, students extend their own current practice and/or investigate creative expression in the context of Indigenous Studies.
MAORI502Sustainable Resource Issues20A (Online)
This paper examines contemporary issues facing natural resource management among indigenous peoples with a particular focus on the experiences of Maori and Pacific peoples.
MAORI514Rangatiratanga: Leadership for Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Communities: Traditional, Contemporary & Future Issues20B (Online)
This paper will explore current leadership issues and the diverse communities in which leadership operates including political, educational, social and economic contexts and the challenge of maintaining cultural integrity and perpetuating inter-generational knowledge.
MAORI570Te Mahi Rangahau: Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Research Methods and Issues20A (Online) & 20B (Online)
This paper introduces students to a range of research issues, helps students identify and apply the most effective methodology, understand, review and apply various research methods including kaupapa Maori and indigenous epistemologies.
MAORI571Decolonising Theory and Indigenous Studies20B (Online)
A seminar programme on indigenous consciousness, knowledge, values and ethics and their applications to contemporary issues such as research ethics, environmental values and cultural practices.
MAORI590He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Kōrero: Directed Study20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
MAORI592Dissertation20X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MAORI593Māori Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MAORI594Māori Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MAORI800FMIS MPhil Thesis20X (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MAORI900FMIS PhD Thesis20I (Hamilton) & 20X (Hamilton)
No description available.
MAORI901FMIS Creative Practice Thesis20X (Hamilton)
No description available.

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Contacts

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