Continue your Māori knowledge journey

Expand and develop your Māori knowledge and skills

If you are looking for future learning opportunities to help you expand and develop the knowledge and skills you have learnt from our online Māori language course – Toro Mai – then here are some examples of the range of internationally recognised, online courses that Massey University can offer you.

These courses will run for one semester each (or half a year) and they can be studied either as stand-alone courses, or as part of one of Massey’s globally ranked and recognised qualifications.

We also offer a range of more advanced courses that build on the knowledge and skills that are taught in the above, so you can continue to expand and develop your understanding of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori even further!

Courses

300.110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Te Reo

15 credits, available on the Auckland, Manawatū and Wellington campuses or via distance learning

An introduction to elementary Māori language structures, Māori terminology and the correct pronunciation of the Māori language. No experience in Te Reo Māori necessary. 


150.114 He Tirohanga o Mua: Māori Custom, Lore and Economics

15 credits, available on the Manawatū campus or via distance learning

An analysis of Māori knowledge, custom and economic foundations. Customary lifestyles will be examined within a context of ritual, philosophy, technology, economic principles, and social organisation in order to understand pre-contact Māori culture and the implications for modern times.


150.106 Nga Hanga Whakairo: Traditional Māori Visual Art

15 credits, available via distance learning

An introduction to the scope of Māori art with a view to recognising traditional elementary forms and their significance. Social and cultural dimensions will be considered and Māori art forms from pre-contact times to the present will be examined within the context of a dynamic and changing society.


150.103 Nau mai e noho: Engaging with Māori

15 credits, available on the Auckland and Manawatū campuses or via distance learning

This course will equip students with a range of skills to engage with Māori communities including common expressions in Te Reo, an understanding of key traditional concepts, customary practices (tikanga), the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi and the nature and structure of Māori social and political organisations.


150.112 Hauora Tangata: Māori and Global Indigenous Health

15 credits, available on the Manawatū campus or via distance learning

An introduction to Māori and global indigenous health issues within Aotearoa/New Zealand.


300.111 Te Reo Konakinaki: Developing Te Reo

15 credits, available on the Auckland, Manawatū and Wellington campuses or via distance learning

Ko tenei whakaakoranga reo Māori hei mahinga ma te tauira kua timata ke ki te ako i te reo Māori. Ko tona tino kaupapa, ka whakamahia te reo hei reo whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro, hei reo korerorero i waenganui i te tangata. This course extends listening, speaking and writing competency to enable students to express themselves in Te Reo on a wide range of topics at an introductory level. Emphasis is on spoken and written Māori as a language of communication and interaction.


Programmes

We can also help you with choosing which programme to study. If you are new to tertiary study, we suggest you take a look at one of the following online programmes we have on offer.

Certificate of Proficiency (Undergraduate)

Not sure where to begin? No problem! You can start off by studying one or two courses of your choosing under a Certificate of Proficiency. The Certificate of Proficiency (Undergraduate) is not a formal qualification. When you have finished these courses, you can then choose to transfer those courses into the Certificate in Arts, the Diploma in Arts, or the Bachelor of Arts.

Certificate in Arts (60 credits) NZQA Level 5

This online programme can be completed within a minimum of one semester of full-time study, or equivalent part-time.

Diploma in Arts (120 credits) NZQA Level 6

This online programme can be completed within a minimum of one year of full-time study, or equivalent part-time.

Bachelor of Arts (360 credits) NZQA Level 7

This online programme can be completed within a minimum of three years of full-time study, or equivalent part-time. You can choose to major in Māori Studies, and minor in Te Reo Māori to further specialise your knowledge.

Study options for current students

If you’re already a studying with us, that’s great! Please get in touch with us to discuss how you can include Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori in your current studies. The above qualifications are just some of programmes that Massey offers which can help you to further your online Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori studies.

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Study locations - on campus, online or by distance

Study on campus

Massey University has three campuses located in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Study programmes are available on different campuses. Each study programme lists campus availability in the key facts section.

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Study by distance in New Zealand

Many of our programmes are delivered by distance within New Zealand, meaning New Zealand citizens and residents can study partially or fully online while living in New Zealand.

Each study programme lists if it is available via distance learning in the key facts section.

Study online anywhere in the world

International students and New Zealand citizens can choose to study fully online with Massey University from anywhere in the world—with no requirement to travel to New Zealand.

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Financial assistance for New Zealand citizens

New Zealand citizens, both living in New Zealand and overseas, may also be eligible for financial assistance by way of a student loan or allowance to for these courses. Your eligibility for this assistance depends on your individual circumstances, so please get in touch with Studylink to discuss. If this would be your first time studying at a tertiary level, then you may even be eligible for one year of your fees for free!

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Custom courses

If you are part of an organisation that has a specific interest in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori Massey University could help, please get in touch with us at borderless@massey.ac.nz to discuss how we can best assist.

We hope you enjoy the learning in Toro Mai, and we look forward to you joining us for further studies in the near future.

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