Master of Arts (Māori Studies)

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Follow your passion

With Massey’s Master of Arts (Māori Studies) you can build on your undergraduate interests.

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What is it like?

An understanding of Māori language and culture is key to shaping the social, political and economic future of our nation.

With a Master of Arts (Māori Studies) you’ll build on your fundamental knowledge of Māori language, culture and tikanga. You’ll further explore how Māori culture and knowledge thrive and struggle in the modern world, and investigate issues of social justice and inequality.

Learn from award-winning lecturers

Our Māori studies programme is led by leaders in Māori research. You’ll learn from winners of the Aotearoa Māori book awards, and recipients of New Zealand Fulbright scholarships. Our lecturers bring their knowledge and passion for Māori literature and development into their teaching to give you a creative and innovative learning experience.

A good fit if you:

  • Wish to stay relevant with current advances in Māori studies
  • Want to investigate a particular aspect of Māori studies for a thesis or research report


Your MA (Māori Studies) will be a great pathway to careers in a range of areas, including:

  • Community work
  • Foreign affairs
  • Māori development
  • Policy analysis
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Translation services

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