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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Māori Knowledge)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Name change from Māori Studies

Take your Māori studies to the next level

With Massey’s Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Māori Knowledge), you can take your undergraduate study of Māori studies further.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) parent structure.

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 Massey BA Honours (Māori Knowledge) you’ll develop further insight into Māori language, culture and tikanga. Select a research topic where you can explore how Māori culture and knowledge thrive and struggle in the modern world, and investigate issues of social justice and inequality.

Choose your specialist study areas

Massey’s BA Honours (Māori Knowledge) extends beyond traditional studies and delves into a range of specialist research areas including Māori development, Treaty of Waitangi politics, Māori health and Māori politics.

Learn from award-winning lecturers

Our Māori Knowledge programme is led by staff who are 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:

  • Were a high-achieving undergraduate Māori studies student
  • Are interested in postgraduate study
  • Want to stand out in a crowded marketplace
  • Are keen to follow your intellectual curiosity and develop your research skills
  • Would like to investigate an issue in Māori studies through independent, supervised research


With a BA Honours (Māori Knowledge) you can choose from a wide range of careers including:

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

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