Your destination: Degree-level study at UoA

You can choose from different aspects of Māori Studies to suit your interests and career goals. Study opportunities include Māori language, Māori and the media, material culture, history, development, politics, and Māori performing arts (kapa haka).

Māori Studies can prepare you for a career in teaching, translation, research, media, iwi development, and central or local government. You could work as an iwi adviser or administrator, consultant or policy analyst.

Begin your journey into Māori Studies by way of the TFC:


This course introduces functional and instructional Māori language, including everyday vocabulary, basic sentence structures, pronouns, possessives and positional language. Aspects of tikanga will include meeting and greeting people with waiata, karakia and hīmene, and values such as whānau, whakawhanaungatanga and aroha. Referring to their own hapū/iwi, students will introduce and locate themselves in relation to their whakapapa and present a short mihi. 


  • Pepeha Script and Recording: 10%
  • Discussion Topics: 9%
  • Essay: 25%
  • Tests: 20%
  • Digital Marae Research: 30%
  • Quizzes: 6%


  • Lecture: two one-hour lectures per week
  • Tutorial: two one-hour tutorials per week