Overview

  • Level

  • Undergraduate, NZQF Level 5
  • Distance learning

  • Available
  • Duration

  • 1 year(s) full-time. Available part-time.

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!

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

The study of Māori knowledge 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 Māori 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 for students without any previous experience in the Māori language. Through the te reo Māori courses you will develop knowledge of the language to become a fluent speaker.

The other courses, such as Māori visual arts, Aotearoa heritage, Māori policy and development, and Māori health, allow you to gain a sound understanding of Māori culture and society.

Careers and further study

Careers

The study of Māori knowledge can lead to many different careers, including:

  • community work
  • foreign affairs
  • policy analysis
  • research
  • teaching
  • translation services.

Entry requirements

University admission

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Programme admission

Required

There are no specific entry requirements for this programme, outside of university admission regulations.

English language requirements

To study this programme you must meet Massey University's English language standards.

Prior learning, credit and exemptions

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

If you do not have the entry requirements

English language and foundation courses

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses and programmes that may help.

Summer School

If you need to do a course before you start your programme, there may be options for you in Summer School.

Courses and planning

Credit summary

120 credits

Either
No endorsement

Core courses

From the Schedule to the Diploma

Electives

Or
Endorsement

Core courses

From one endorsement

Electives

A specialisation (endorsement) is optional, requiring at least 75 credits from the endorsement, including not more than 30 credits at 100-level.

Ensure across your courses you also have:

  • Not more than 75 credits at 100 level
  • At least 45 credits at 200 level or above
  • Not more than 15 credits above 100-level from outside of the Schedule to the Diploma
  • Not more than a total of 30 credits from outside of the Schedule to the Diploma.

Attend field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.

See ‘Courses for this programme’ below for schedules of courses.

Courses for this specialisation

At least 75 credits in Māori Knowledge, including 300.110, 150.114, 150.201, 300.209 and 15 credits at 200 or 300 level.

Compulsory courses

60 credits
150114 He Tirohanga Taketake: Māori Perspectives 15
150201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15
300110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Te Reo 15
300209 Te Reo Torangapu: Political Te Reo 15

Compulsory course selection

At least 15 credits from
148245 Māori and Colonisation 15
150202 Mauri ora: Māori Wellbeing and Vitality 15
150204 Mana Māori: Māori and Politics 15
150213 Tikanga-ā-Iwi: Tribal Development 15
150216 He Huarahi Rangahau: Māori and Research 15
150301 Te Mana Te Kawanatanga: Māori Policy and the State 15
150302 Whānau ora: Principles of Flourishing Whānau 15
150303 Mana Wahine: Māori Women 15
150304 Te Ao Hurihuri: Contemporary Māori Issues 15
269332 Māori Issues in Education 15

Subject courses

139362 Oceanic Literatures of Aotearoa: Ngā Tuhinga Kōrero o te Moana nui a Kiwa 15
150106 Nga Hanga Whakairo: Traditional Māori Visual Art 15
150205 Kura Mai Tawhiti: Māori Knowledge 15
150206 Ngā Momo Whakairo: Contemporary Māori Visual Art 15

Planning your programme

Planning overview

Full-time study comprises eight 15-credit courses for a total of 120 credits in one year. We recommend you aim for 60 credits per semester.

If you later proceed to the Bachelor of Arts degree, all of the courses in your Diploma of Arts can be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts.

Mehemea kua tutuki pai i a koe te NCEA 3 te reo Māori me haere tika koe ki nga pepa o te tau tuarua, 150.210 whai muri tonu iho ko te pepa 150.211.

If you have successfully completed NCEA level 3 te reo Māori you should enrol directly into the second year course 150.210, followed by course 150.211.

Mehemea pīrangi āwhina, whakamārama mō ngā pepa o te wāhanga reo, whakapā atu koa ki a māoriadvisor@massey.ac.nz.

If you require assistance to discuss which reo Māori course you should enrol in please contact māoriadvisor@massey.ac.nz.

If you are a Māori language speaker please contact the programme coordinator prior to enrolling in language courses.

Fees and scholarships

Fees and finance

Fees, student loans and free fees scheme

Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.

There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme

You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.

Current and returning Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.


Key information for students

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Regulations

Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.

Undergraduate programmes

General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.

Regulations for this programme

Applying and enrolling

Applying for the programme

Check you are ready

If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.

Choose your programme and click on Apply now

You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.

Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.

Receive and accept an Admission Offer of Place

You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.

Enrolling in courses

You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.

When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:

  • prerequisites (courses you have to do before the one you are enrolling in)
  • corequisites (courses you have to do at the same time as the one you are enrolling in)
  • restrictions (courses that you cannot enrol in if you are completing or have completed another identified similar course)
  • location – for instance some distance-based courses still have an on-campus element, so double check that the way the course is taught is suitable for your situation.

Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.

More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.

You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.

We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!

If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.

What are courses and credits?

What are courses and credits?

Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).

You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.

Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.

There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.

  • See the ‘Courses for this programme’ section for the list of courses.
  • Courses search

Understanding course numbers

The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.

The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:

  • sub-degree courses are '0' (i.e. xxx.0xx)
  • undergraduate study begins at 100-level, (i.e. xxx.1xx)
  • as you progress through 200- and 300-level courses this number changes to 2 and 3 respectively. The higher the number that starts the second three digits, the higher the level of study.
1 6 2 . 3   0 1
Subject area   Level   Course ID number

About electives

Electives are courses that are not compulsory. Certain guidelines are usually provided on courses you may take. Elective courses contribute to the programme, but not to your major or specialisation.

Workload and time management

Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.

Estimate workload

Returning students

For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.

In some cases the programme or specialisation you enrolled in may no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.

Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships available for new and current students. They could relate to your situation, achievement or interest.

Find and apply for scholarships

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