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Master of Māori Studies

Level of Study: 
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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The Master of Māori Studies degree is designed to contribute toward the development of a high standard of Māori scholarship and knowledge. Students will explore Māori perspectives, knowledge and pedagogies relating to a number of theoretical frameworks that are uniquely Māori.

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COURSE DETAILS
Duration:
40 Weeks
Location/s: 
Tāmaki Makaurau, Te Tai Tokerau, Whakatāne
Start Date: 
Information Below
Intake Details :

Semester One Papers
Start Date: 15/01/2018
End Date: 03/06/2018

Semester Two Papers
Start Date: 24/06/2018
End Date: 11/11/2018

First Intake Thesis
Start Date: 11/02/2018
End Date: 25/11/2018

Second Intake Thesis
Start Date: 24/06/2018
End Date: 31/03/2019

 

A candidate shall follow for not less than two calendar years (and no more than six part-time years) a course of study comprising either:

  1. four papers (120 credits) and a thesis (120 credits)*; OR
  2. six papers (180 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits)**; OR
  3. seven papers (210 credits) and a research project (30 credits)**

including 30 credits from IHI803 and in the case of (3), a further 30 credits from IHI806.

* This option will lead to the PhD programme offered at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

** These two pathways can lead only, in the first instance, to the Professional Doctorate offered at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Delivery Mode:
Mixed Mode

2018 Tuition Fees
Per Paper: $1,419.84
Research Project: $1,419.84
Thesis (Full Year): $3,450.66
Dissertation: $2,840.70 

N.B. The above fees do not include the administration levy. For more information regarding fees, please see our fees page.

** These are indicative fees for 2018 awaiting Council approval.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry is open to applicants who meet the following requirements:

Minimum Qualification/s: 

An Undergraduate Qualification with a B+ average.

Additional Qualifications:
  1. Admission to the Master of Māori Studies will be subject to the approval of the Head of School, Indigenous Graduate Studies, through an application process.
  2. Before enrolling, a candidate shall:
  1. have qualified with a relevant Bachelor degree or Bachelor of Honours; or
  2. have been granted admission ad eundem statum (admission with equivalent status) as entitled to proceed to a Master of Māori Studies; or
  3. have applied to the Head of School, Indigenous Graduate Studies, and have been accepted into the Master of Māori Studies programme.
Special Entry Requirements:

In terms of regulation (b), the normally accepted minimum level for entry to the Master of Māori Studies is a B+ average.

N.B. An interview may be required.

Further Study:

Doctor of Philosophy in:

  • Māori Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Environment Studies
  • Education
Career Opportunities:
Academia, Broadcasting/Television/Radio, Business, Fisheries, Government (Local and National), Health, Indigenous Organisations, Iwi Authorities, Journalism, Law, Libraries, Museums and the Arts, Researcher, Social Services, Teaching/Lecturer
Additional Information: 

Duration: 40 Weeks (full year) 20 weeks per semester

Course Code: AKO800
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Thesis - Education (120 credits)
Description:

The thesis shall embody the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation.



Course Code: AKO809
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Learning and Learning Environments (30 credits)
Description:

This course critically examines four key themes emerging as defining elements of 21st-century education, within a range of learning environments. The themes include: collaboration, technology, engagement and sustainability. The focus areas include learning environments that account for the physical, social, cultural and spiritual elements of new school buildings, special schools, international schools, school renovation and development initiatives and early learning centres.



Course Code: AKO813 *not being offered in 2018
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Education Policy and the State (30 credits)
Description:

This paper critically examines education policy for Māori education. It explores and critiques a range of policy documents that have impacted on Māori education, the theoretical views that informed them and the practices and consequences for Māori.



Course Code: AKO816
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Critical Education Pedagogies (30 credits)
Description:

This paper focuses on critical pedagogies as a means to engage with culturally appropriate frameworks, knowledge and practices for indigenous peoples within education. The course examines both Western and indigenous theories and philosophies to enable students to critique, reflect and engage with transformative educational practices.



Course Code: IHI801
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Research Project (30 credits)
Description:

The research project shall embody the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation as outlined in the student's research proposal and as supervised by the Supervisor. The research project will entail a literature review, research methodology/methods and results of a research investigation. The research project shall not normally exceed 10,000 words.



Course Code: IHI802
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Dissertation (60 credits)
Description:

The dissertation shall embody the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation as outlined in the student's research proposal and as supervised by the Supervisor. The dissertation will entail a thorough literature review, research methodology/methods and results of an extended research investigation. The dissertation shall not normally exceed 20,000 words.



Course Code: IHI803
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Research Methods and Methodologies (30 credits)
Description:

This paper will prepare students for the research component of their degree. Students will become aware of a range of ethical considerations informing future projects of research they may undertake and will develop familiarity with associated research jargon.



Course Code: IHI805
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Special Topic (30 credits)
Description:

This course allows for a special area of study to be offered by a visiting lecturer or invited lecturer with a strong background in a given area of academic study. The lecturers for this course will be suitably qualified to the level of Masters. The offering of this option will depend on the availability of visiting lecturers. The visiting lecturer will develop a course outline directly related to their academic area of expertise in consultation with a designated representation of Graduate Studies. Consideration also will be given to areas of valid demand identified among Masters students. This paper is a flexible course drawing on the experience and knowledge base of a recognised lecturer.



Course Code: IHI806
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Selected Topic (30 credits)
Description:

This course enables students to study in depth selected topics from the field of Indigenous or Māori Studies through a programme of readings, seminars, and directed research. Students will be supervised by a lecturer in whose area they are studying. The student will produce a research-based project as a part of their assessment.



Course Code: IHI808
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Kaitiakitanga (30 credits)
Description:

This course examines the possible definitions and issues surrounding the concept of Kaitiakitanga for Māori and how these issues are managed in the modern day. Students will be expected to present a point of view and debate the varying perspectives Māori may have about Kaitiakitanga. Individuals, committees, iwi, hapū or marae may all give varying weights to the importance of whānau; preservation or conservation of land; being economically viable; stewardship; guardianship; dividends to shareholders; reinvestment. Benefiting now; these and other issues will be explored and debated through the examination of selected case studies.



Course Code: IHI811
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Post-Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Futures (30 credits)
Description:

This paper will focus on the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process and the key issues and implications as New Zealanders move forward as a nation in a post-Treaty settlement environment. In particular, students will develop an understanding of leadership and governance within this environment. An examination and critique of relevant theory and models is included with a focus on Māori and indigenous notions of the settlement process. More specifically, students will examine case-studies from Mātaatua waka and beyond, and critique the leadership of both Crown and Māori - those agents and agencies who have been critical to post-Treaty settlements.  The overall aim is to investigate the implications of post-Treaty settlements for New Zealanders with a focus on concepts, values and processes involved in redress and compensation, dispute resolution, mandating and negotiations.



Course Code: IHI812
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Mana Wāhine Leadership (30 credits)
Description:

This course will undertake research where Māori women's leadership contributes to Māori and Indigenous Peoples' self-determination. Mana Wāhine underpins Māori women's leadership theories, principles and practices. `Herstories' are used to examine Māori women's discourses of mātauranga wāhine, tikanga Māori, the politics of difference and diverse realities that affirm Mana Wāhine leadership.



Course Code: IHI813
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Contemporary Māori/Indigenous Policy Development (30 credits)
Description:

This paper will critically examine and critique the conceptual frameworks and applications of policy development across a range of settings and experiences as it relates to Māori/Indigenous advancement. Moreover, this paper will provide students with culturally appropriate theoretical and practical policy frameworks for successful engagement within Māori/Indigenous best practice organisational settings.



Course Code: IND800
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Thesis - Indigenous (120 credits)
Description:

The thesis shall embody the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation.



Course Code: IND802
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Critical Theory in Indigenous Studies (30 credits)
Description:

This course uses the work of indigenous and non-indigenous theorists to critically examine a range of contemporary issues with which indigenous peoples are engaged. Students will study in depth selected topics from the field of indigenous studies through a programme of readings, seminars, lectures and self-directed research.



Course Code: IND803
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Inter-relationships Within the Pacific Rim (30 credits)
Description:

This course regards Māori as an integral part of the wider Pacific Rim indigenous societies. The course focuses on the origins of tipuna Māori and the inter-relationships between Māori and Pacific Rim indigenous peoples. Including but not restricted to First Nations, Native American, Hawaiian, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga.



Course Code: MAO800
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Thesis - Māori (120 credits)
Description:

The thesis shall embody the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation.



Course Code: MAO811
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Te Reo o ngā Tohunga (30 credits)
Description:

This is an advanced-level language and tikanga course which looks at classic examples of tikanga and language in waiata, karakia, pepeha, whakapapa and texts from various sources. Students are required to study the language use of experts, to explore their use of Te Reo and to examine the cultural background of the period. Belief systems, tikanga and current issues relating to tikanga are discussed in respect of relevant Māori texts.

Ko te urupounamu e whāia ai i tēnei ākoranga ko te reo o tua whakarere, ko te reo i manakonuihia ai e kui mā, e kōro ma. He wetewete he wānanga i ngā kaupapa huhua i tirohia ai e ngā tohunga o te ao Māori, puta noa i te motu. Me matatau te tauira ki te reo Māori nā te mea ka whakahaeretia tēnei kaupapa akoranga i roto i te reo Māori.



Course Code: MAO812
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Te Mātauranga o te taera kete kōrero o te reo tuhituhi *not being offered in 2018
Description:

Genres of written Maori Language Texts (30 credits)

Hei whakamātau i te hangangatanga whānui ā-kete kōrero (whakaraupapatanga) o te kete kōrero ā-waha, ā-tuhituhi me te aronga nui o ngā taera kete Māori o te rautau 19th  century, me te rautau 20th  century me te tātaritanga e tīmata ake ana i te taumata o te kupu me ngā whakaaturanga rerenga ā-roto, me te whakarato ki ngā ākonga me ngā kaiako i ngā matatau o ngā tūmomo take rerekē e pā ana ki te tātaritanga me te whakamāramatanga o ngā taera whakatakotoranga me ōna kete kōrero whakataunga ā-whakaako.



Course Code: MAO814
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Waka Studies (30 credits) *not being offered in 2018
Description:

This course focuses on the history and cultural significance of the Mātaatua Waka.  Of specific interest are early histories of hapū of the Mātaatua region and its relationship to the people of Te Tai Tokerau (Northland). The course provides the opportunity for students to examine through critique, reflection and engagement the early histories of both iwi.



Course Code: MAO815
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Advanced Study of Mātauranga Māori (30 credits) *not being offered in 2018
Description:

This course incorporates the notion of knowledge in its broadest sense, as it is associated with the many cultures of Māori/indigenous communities, past and present. Research and analysis will be centred on defining the concept of the term Mātauranga Māori and the examination of its characteristics with emphasis on changes in perception over time.



Course Code: MAO817
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Ngā reo ā-hapori me ngā take hinengaro ā–iwi o ngā kura rūmaki Māori (30 credits) *not being offered in 2018
Description:

Sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic factors of Māori immersion schooling

Ko te kaupapa o tēnei mahinga ko te titiro ki ngā take āhuatanga o te reo ā-hapori, o te hinengaro ā-iwi e tino pā hāngai ana ki ngā huarahi ako reo i te reorua me ngā mea e whakarūmakingia ana i roto i ngā hōtaka rūmaki. Ko te mahi a te kairingikuihi ā-hapori me te kairingikuihi ā-hinengaro ko te whakamārama ake i te rerekētanga ā-hapori me te kaha ki te whakamārama he aha ai i pērā ai.

This course is a study of sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic issues that are applied to total Māori immersion and language learning in bilingual programmes.

Sociolinguists aim to describe sociolinguistic variation, and, if possible, why it happens.



Course Code: MAO818
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Whakarangahautanga o te Kete Kōrero Reo Māori *not being offered in 2018
Description:

Researching Māori Language Text (30 credits)

Ko tēnei mahinga, he mea rangahau tātari i te kete kōrero Māori mā te tukanga o te mamahi ringikuihi. Ka whakatūwheratia atu ki ngā ākonga te whānui o te huarahi rangahau tukanga mamahi ringikuihi, ā, ka tonotia atu kia kōwhiritia tētahi kaupapa ā-reo hei tūhuratanga mā rātou. Ka tino whakahaere tatatia ngā ākonga ā-takitahi, ā-rōpū.

Hei whakamōhio atu ki ngā kaiako Māori matatau tae noa atu ki ngā ākonga Tohu Paerua ki te whānuitanga o te huarahi rangahau tukanga mamahi ringikuihi me ngā take e pā ana ki te tātari i ētahi taera o ngā momo kete kōrero me ngā whakatakotoranga Māori.

This paper researches Māori texts using applied linguistics processes. Introducing fluent Māori-speaking teachers and graduate students to a range of applied linguistics research methods and issues associated with  analysing different styles of Māori language discourse and texts.

Students will be introduced to a wide range of applied linguistics research methods. Students will complete a supervised a language-based research project.



Course Code: MAO820
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Te Whakarauora (30 Credits)
Description:

The purpose of this paper is to provide in te reo Māori  an interpretation, analysis, an examination of the highly ornate oral and written literature contained in the ceremonial performance of karanga and whaikorero. Within the performance of karanga and whaikorero other ritualised narratives such as poroporoaki (farewell calls), whenua (land) combined with  ā-whanau, ā-hapu, ā-iwi experience, come to the fore.

Students will study these narratives in te reo Māori to support the growth of reo knowledge, scholarship based on historical sources connected to this paper. this paper also aims to improve the student's ability to use these cultural forms.



Course Code: MIB800
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Thesis - Business Management
Description:

The thesis shall embody the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation.



Course Code: MIB809
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Advanced Māori/Indigenous Management Practices (30 credits) *not being offered in 2018
Description:

Drawing from a range of organisations in both the public and private sector, this paper will focus on Māori development and wellbeing. More specifically it will examine in depth the interface between customary and contemporary Māori/indigenous governance and management practices. Students will gain an understanding of the complexities facing Māori/indigenous organisations within a predominantly mainstream environment as they relate to the management of Māori/indigenous resources. Moreover this paper will provide students with theoretical and practical frameworks for successful engagement within Māori/indigenous best practice organisational settings.



Course Code: MIB810
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Advanced Māori/Indigenous Economic Development (30 credits)
Description:

This paper will focus on economic considerations, tools and scenarios that are relevant to Māori and indigenous economic development. In particular, students will gain an understanding of the complexities of balancing competing or complementary economic influences facing Māori and indigenous communities. More specifically it will examine traditional and contemporary notions of economic development, as well as relevant theory, and its application in Māori and indigenous contexts. Furthermore, this paper will provide students with theoretical frameworks and futures-oriented solutions, which will enable them to develop, apply and implement economic development models within Māori and indigenous settings.  The overall aim is to challenge commonly held perceptions of Māori economic development, and to build expertise and capability in Māori and indigenous economic development at a wider level.



Course Code: MPA800
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Thesis - Māori Performing Arts (120 credits)
Description:

The thesis shall embody the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation.



Course Code: ORA800
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Thesis - Health Studies (120 credits)
Description:

The thesis shall embody the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation.



Course Code: ORA801
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Hauora Hinengaro: Social Services
Description:

This paper will examine and critique the conceptual frameworks and application of social support and services in relation to hauora hinengaro. Moreover, this paper will provide students with theoretical and practical frameworks for successful engagement within Māori/indigenous best practice within social support and social service frameworks.



Course Code: ORA802
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Hāpori Pakari: Community Development
Description:

This paper will examine and critique the conceptual frameworks and application of community development. Moreover, this paper will provide students with theoretical and practical frameworks for successful engagement within Māori/indigenous communities using culturally cognisant community development frameworks.



Course Code: REO803
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Tā te Māori Rangahau Kōrero (30 Credits)
Description:

Ko te ngako o te kaupapa nei he wānanga i ngā tūāhuatanga o te rangahau mō te hunga kei te tuhituhi ki te reo Māori, kei te whai hoki i te tirohanga Māori.  Ka āta tirohia te āhua o ngā putunga rangahau a te Māori, mō te Māori anō, i tuhia ki te reo Māori, i whāi rānei i ngā tikanga a te Māori hei huarahi rangahau mā rātou e mārama ai te āhua o tā te Māori tāna rangahau kōrero.  Ko te tikanga ia he āta wānanga i ngā whare kōrero, i ngā marae kōrero, i ngā pātaka kōrero o te Māori, ngā āhuatanga i kīia ai te Māori he iwi whai tikanga, he kawa anō ōna hei āhuatanga rangahau māna.  Ka mutu ko te reo Māori te tāhuhu o te kaupapa nei.  Māna e kōkiri, māna anō e hua ai te ora o te mātauranga, o te wānanga, o te rangahau ki te whai ao, ki te ao mārama.



Course Code: TAI800
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Thesis - Environment (120 credits)
Description:

The thesis shall embody the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation.



Course Code: TAI801
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Fisheries Management (30 credits) *not being offered in 2018
Description:

This course examines fisheries issues for Māori and how these issues are managed in the modern day. The course focuses on the changes from traditional models of fisheries management to modern-day ‘conflicts’ that include Māori commercial fisheries interests, recreational fishing rights of the general public, kaitiakitanga and information sharing. This course is designed to assist students gain skills in fisheries management, thinking about the various competing pressures on Māori when managing their fisheries interests.



Course Code: TAI802
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Māori Land Use (30 credits) *not being offered in 2018
Description:

This course examines Māori land use from ownership, kaitiakitanga, and modern-day management and usage perspectives. This course outlines the changes from traditional models of customary land use to modern-day `trade-offs' with commercial use of land, and landowner and shareholder interests. This course is designed to assist students to gain skills in, and understanding of, the often complex issues surrounding use of Māori-owned land.



Course Code: TAI805
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Freshwater Use and Management (30 credits) *not being offered in 2018
Description:

This course examines freshwater fisheries and catchment issues for Māori and how these issues are managed in the modern day. It examines the changes from traditional models of freshwater management to modern-day `conflicts' with use of freshwater systems by large corporates (e.g. power and dairy companies), and the pollution problems being encountered by marae, hapū, iwi. This course is designed to assist students gain skills in freshwater system and catchment management by being required to think critically about the various competing pressures on those freshwater systems.



Course Code: TOI800
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Thesis - Fine art and Design (120 credits)
Description:

The thesis shall embody the results obtained by a candidate in an investigation relating to some part of the subject of specialisation.



Course Code: TOI801
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Creative Arts Process and Indigenous Research (30 credits)
Description:

This paper acknowledges the value of creative process and visual image making as a legitimate method for indigenous research. Students will explore through image the place of traditional knowledge in the culture, traditions, historical narratives and social constructions within the diverse cultural, political and economic settings of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The paper will extend the opportunities for researchers to explore and develop their understanding about the diversity of subject, issues and perspectives in indigenous research through visual medium.



Course Code: TOI805
Course Type: Elective
Course Title: Te Pae-whiriwhiri (30 credits) *not being offered in 2018
Description:

The philosophies, subtleties and nuances of the different iwi in kapa haka performance are diverse. This paper builds upon a student's knowledge of competitive performance and will reflect on their knowledge of the performance of one genre of kapa haka (Poi, haka, Mōteatea or Waiata-ā-ringa). The student will deconstruct that knowledge to be able to analyse and critique the performance to extend their insight from the perspective of a judge (Kaiwhakawā).