Maori Language/Te Reo Maori (2018)

A programme in Te Reo Maori offers students the opportunity to study Maori language to a high level of competency.

Te Reo Maori is available as a major for the Bachelor of Arts. Te Reo Maori may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Te Reo Maori as a single major for the BA, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Te Reo Maori, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI203, MAORI311, MAORI312, MAORI303 and MAORI313.

To complete Te Reo Maori as part of a double major for the BA or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Te Reo Maori, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI203, MAORI311, MAORI312 and MAORI313.

To complete a minor in Te Reo Maori, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Te Reo Maori major, including at least 30 points above 100 level and including MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI211 and MAORI212.

Note: Students who have gained 14 credits or more at NCEA L3 in Te Reo Maori or Te Reo Rangatira, or equivalent will be exempt from MAORI111 and MAORI112 and will enrol directly into MAORI211 and MAORI212. Students will be guided to select 30 points from approved alternative papers at 100 level.

Note: Students who commenced a major in Te Reo Maori in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies for programme advice.


  • 100 level

  • 200 level

  • 300 level

  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(ReoMaori) and GradDip(ReoMaori)
    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Maori Language/Te Reo Maori at an advanced level in their first degree.

    For further details, contact the School of Maori and Pacific Development Office.

  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(ReoMaori), PGDip(ReoMaori), BA(Hons), MA and MMPD
    Candidates should have at least a B average over their 300 level Te Reo Maori papers.

    Students may take other 500 level papers at the discretion of the Chairperson of Department.

    To complete a BA(Hons) in Te Reo Maori, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including MAOR591 and MAOR551.

    To complete an MA in Te Reo Maori, 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 Te Reo Maori, students are normally required to take a 60 point dissertation and 60 points from taught 500 level papers, approved by the Department.

    Candidates for the BA(Hons), MA and MMPD in Te Reo Maori may not include more than two of MAOR501, MAOR503, MAOR507 or MAOR508 in their programme of study.

  • Prescriptions for the PGDip(Int&Trans)
    Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting and Translating Maori is based on the following criteria: a graduate degree of good academic performance in which Maori was a major subject, work experience in (or other knowledge of) translating and interpreting, assessment of the applicant's suitability in terms of experience, motivation, maturity, self-management and communication skills in both Maori and English.

  • 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.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information as of 20 September 2017 4:40pm

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