Te Kawa a Māui – School of Māori Studies

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About the BA

Our undergraduate courses (i.e. those labelled MAOR 100-399) are offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. In Te Kawa a Māui – School of Māori Studies there are three majors to choose from. The major requirements for these are outlined on our Māori Studies page.

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Māori Resource Management Major

This major equips graduates with the skills to contribute to Māori social, economic and political development. Māori Resource Management integrates Māori Studies subjects with Māori Business, Geography and/or Environmental Studies.

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Māori Studies Major

This is a popular major within Māori Studies. It focuses on te reo me ōna tikanga. Māori Studies graduates will be competent speakers of the Māori language by the end of their third year, and will have a well rounded understanding of the Māori culture and its associated concepts. There are two main streams required for this major:

  • Language
  • Culture.

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Te Reo Māori Major

Graduates with a Te Reo Māori major will be competent in te reo, encompassing oral and written competency and a sound grounding in the analysis of the language.