Maori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Maori (2018)

A programme in Tikānga Maori offers students the opportunity to study Māori cultural studies to a high level of competency.

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Tikanga Māori major, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma from 2018. Students enrolled in 2017 or earlier should consult the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(Tikanga) and GradDip(Tikanga)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Maori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Maori at an advanced level in their first degree.

    For further details, contact the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies.

  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(Tikanga), PGDip(Tikanga), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA, MMPD and MSocSc

    Candidates should have at least a B average over their 300 level Tikanga Māori papers.

    To complete a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Tikanga Māori, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including MAORI591 and at least 30 points from papers listed for Tikanga Māori.

    To complete an MA or MSocSc in Tikanga Māori, students must take a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and 60 points in approved 500 level papers.

    To complete an MMPD in Tikanga Māori, students are normally required to take a 60 point dissertation and 60 points from taught 500 level papers, approved by the Department.

    Students may not include more than two of DEVS501, DEVST502, DEVS503, DEVS504 or DEVS505 in their programme of study. Students may take other 500 level papers at the discretion of the Chairperson of Department.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FMIS396Work Placement18C (Block)
    This paper enables students to undertake work placement in an area related to their major as part of their degree. Students work in a chosen field for a period of time in order to gain valuable work experience and learn from experts in their chosen field.
    HIST330Researching Iwi/Maori History18A (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the historiographical, conceptual, ethical and methodological issues surrounding the recording of Maori history.
    MPDV300Contemporary and Critical Issues in Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Development18A (Hamilton)
    A critical engagement of contemporary phenomenon such as ideologies, the market and indigenous development discourses and the transformations this brings to communities.
    SCIEN305Science and Matauranga Maori18B (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide science graduates with an understanding of both scientific and Matauranga Maori perspectives on topical issues and the ability to apply these in a Vision Matauranga context.
    TIKA310Nga Pepeha, nga Whakatauki me nga Kupu Whakaari: Proverbial and Prophetic Sayings18A (Hamilton)
    Ko tenei kaupapa he matapaki i nga whakatauki tawhito me o raurangi nei.
    TIKA357Mahi Whakaari: Maori Performing Arts18B (Hamilton)
    A critical analysis of kapa haka, investigating the theoretical and practical application of creating original compositions, lyrics, music, action and choreography. Emphasis will be placed on a final performance of created work.
    TIKA363Mana Motuhake: Tribal Regeneration18A (Hamilton)
    A critical analysis investigating tribal reconfigurations of mana motuhake in the 21st century, focusing in particular on economic, environmental, cultural and political development.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DEVS502Sustainable Resource Issues18A (Online)
    This paper examines contemporary issues facing natural resource management among indigenous peoples with a particular focus on the experiences of Maori and Pacific peoples.
    MAOR514Rangatiratanga: Leadership for Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Communities: traditional, contemporary & futuristic issues18B (Online)
    This paper will explore current leadership issues and the diverse communities in which leadership operates including political, educational, social and economic contexts and the challenge of maintaining cultural integrity and perpetuating inter-generational knowledge.
    MAOR570Te Mahi Rangahau: Maori and Pacific Research Methods and Issues18A (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to a range of research issues, helps students identify and apply the most effective methodology, understand, review and apply various research methods including kaupapa Maori and indigenous epistemologies.
    MAOR571Decolonising Theory and Indigenous Studies18B (Online)
    A seminar programme on indigenous consciousness, knowledge, values and ethics and their applications to contemporary issues such as research ethics, environmental values and cultural practices.
    MAOR590He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Korero: Directed Study18C (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    MAOR591Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MAOR592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MAOR593Maori Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MAOR594Maori Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    TIKA800Tikanga Maori MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MAOR901Maori Creative Practice Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    TIKA900Tikanga Maori PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Tauranga) & 18D (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 January 2020 2:00pm

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