Diploma in Arts (Māori Studies)

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What is it like?

Nau mai ki te wāhanga reo o Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, ka nui te mihi ki a koe. Ko te reo Māori to tātau kāinga kōrero mātauranga. Nō reira nau mai, haere mai!

Welcome to the reo section of Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, greetings to you. The Māori language is our home of conversation to refine our knowledge!

Maori language, society and culture are a rich, vibrant and dynamic part of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Maori Studies introduces you to te ao Māori, the Māori world, and will give you a sound background in Māori language, visual arts, Aotearoa heritage and Māori policy and development. An understanding of Maori language and culture is very important if you want to play a part in shaping the social, political and economic development of the nation.

The language courses begin with 150.110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Māori, for students without any previous experience in the Māori language. If you are a Māori language speaker please contact the programme coordinator prior to enrolling in language courses. Through the Māori language courses you will develop knowledge of the language to become a fluent speaker. The other courses in Māori visual arts, Aotearoa heritage, Māori policy and development, and Māori health allow you to gain a sound understanding of Māori culture and society.


Māori Studies can lead to many different careers, including those in the list below.

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

Academic advice

Do you need help choosing your courses, or would you like to speak to an Adviser about your study? We would love to help you so please contact us.

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