Master of Māori Studies
If you want to study at an inclusive, professional, supportive and culturally responsive learning environment, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi stands above all.
The environment is both engaging and challenging, supported by experienced and knowledgeable staff. The noho wānanga (block learning) delivery provided flexibility so that I was still able to work full-time to provide for my whānau. I learnt how important time management, perseverance and SMART goal setting are when it comes to finding strategies to balance study and life. Daily life throws many curve balls your way but you must remain focussed, and remember that your supervisor is only an email away.
Studying for this credential has encouraged me to open all my senses and take every opportunity that presents itself – professionally and personally. I took on this challenge with my father, who also studied for a Masters, and my sister, who completed a PhD. We all graduated together. Completing my tohu has made a positive difference in my life – I am now taking up the opportunity of further graduate study to move into teaching as a career.
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What can you study?
The master’s degrees provide a friendly and supportive learning environment for students through the (mostly) noho delivery model. After completing a minimum of four papers either part time or full time, students opt for either a dissertation or thesis. This is the exciting time in a master’s degree where students are often completing research on a topic close to their hearts – it might be to do with their hapū or iwi; the school they teach in; or a social service, health or community problem. Alternatively, your thesis might be about a business, economic, art or environmental interest.