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Cert(MPD)
Certificate in Māori and Pacific Development

As Indigenous world views become increasingly important to major issues facing society, a rapidly emerging area of study and research is Indigenous Studies. Learn how Māori Studies is located in the broader global context of Indigenous Studies, as well as its applications in New Zealand.

Looking for a short-term study option?  A certificate can help pave your way to future success, and is equivalent to the first year of study of a bachelors degree. It's a great way to gain an introductory qualification in a field of study.

Learning about Māori culture, language and knowledge is not just for Māori; it is crucial for all New Zealanders and international visitors to comprehend how Aotearoa/New Zealand’s unique Indigenous culture defines New Zealand’s identity - it is a cultural, social, economic and political force.

Also learn how Māori Studies is located in the broader and global context of Indigenous Studies; a discipline that has flourished in the last decade as Indigenous scholars have confronted some of the major issues facing the world, such as efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Increasingly employees are looking for graduates who are trained in disciplines like law, science, engineering, or business, but who also have a knowledge of Māori and Indigenous Studies.

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Key information

Entry Requirements:

University entrance through NCEA, or equivalent.

Years: 1
Points: 120
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)
Faculty:

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Entry requirements

Applications are open to anyone with University Entrance or its equivalent.

For more information, contact our Future Students Team: recruitment@waikato.ac.nz

When you apply to enrol, select Certificate (Undergraduate) as your qualification.


Scholarships and prizes

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships

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Regulations

You must complete 120 points, including at least 90 points in the field of Māori and Pacific Development.

See full Regulations for the Certificate.


Further Study

A certificate makes a good year of study, but if you find yourself wanting more you'll have the option of crediting all of your papers towards a three year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences degree instead.


Contacts

General Enquiries: 0800 WAIKATO

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