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Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori

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.

Please note

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.

Our range of exciting cultural papers is suitable for people of all ethnicities, and brings about a new dimension to the evolving world of Māori performing and visual arts. The programme hosts an eclectic selection of new and traditional elements including kapa haka, ngā taonga pūoro and creative technologies, and promises a field of study delivered by quality academics who are fluent in Māori, and some in Pacific and European languages.

Tikanga Māori provides the option of introductory courses through to more advanced courses.

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Key information

Study Locations: Hamilton; Tauranga; Online
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Prescriptions for the GradCert(Tikanga) and GradDip(Tikanga)

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

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

Prescriptions for the PGCert(Tikanga), PGDip(Tikanga), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA, MMPD and MSocSc

Candidates should have at least a B average over their 300 level Tikanga Māori papers.

To complete a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Tikanga Māori, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including MAORI591 and at least 30 points from papers listed for Tikanga Māori.

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

Students may not include more than two of DEVS501, DEVST502, DEVS503, DEVS504 or DEVS505 in their programme of study. Students may take other 500 level papers at the discretion of the Chairperson of Department.

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.

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.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
SCIEN305Science and Matauranga Maori19B (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
DEVST502Sustainable Resource Issues19A (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 Issues19B (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 Issues19A (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 Studies19B (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 Study19C (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
MAORI591Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MAORI592Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MAORI593Māori Thesis19C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MAORI594Māori Thesis19C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
TIKA800Tikanga Maori MPhil Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MAORI901Māori Creative Practice Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.
TIKA900Tikanga Maori PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton)
No description available.

Kiharoa Milroy Once qualified, I want to return to my rohe to teach. My plan is to establish a school which embeds tikanga, reo and mātauranga Māori.

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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