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New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa

New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa is an interdisciplinary programme of study which draws together papers about New Zealand history, culture and identity.

Broadly focused on New Zealand’s people, history and literature, New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa equips you with a sound working knowledge of the Māori language and customs, New Zealand music, film and theatre, classic and contemporary New Zealand literature, and the history of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Three core papers provide common ground for you when selecting your programme of study from a wide range of subject areas.


New Zealand Studies can be taken as a supporting subject for the following undergraduate degree, or as a supporting subject for most other University undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate of Arts
  • Diploma of Arts

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Study Locations: Hamilton; Tauranga; Online

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English Programme

New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa is available as a supporting subject for the BA. New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa may also be taken as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.

To complete a supporting subject in New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa, students must include either REOM111 or TIKA163 and at least one of REOM211, REOM212 or TIKA263 in their programme of study.



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