Bachelor of Mātauranga Māori

Bachelor of Mātauranga Māori

Aim of the programme is to:
  • Revitalise and consolidate mātauranga Māori as a robust academic discipline
  • Provide an introduction to tauira with a broad knowledge of mātauranga Māori research, supported by practice.
  • Deliberately affirm, support, and promote mātauranga Māori within the learning processes of the programme.
  • Reflect on the value of engaging with and embedding mātauranga Māori in everyday practices.
  • Apply and promote mātauranga Māori as part of the “everyday” in educational and community life, now and in the future.
  • Continually be underpinned by mātauranga Māori research.
  • Actively be culturally responsive.
  • Encourage intergenerational use of mātauranga Māori positively to contribute to the wellbeing of Māori, whānau, hapū, iwi and the community.
  • Prepare capable tauira for access to post graduate level education.

 

Graduates of the degree programme will:

  • Participate in and contribute to the conventions that take place on marae and within hapū, iwi and of other learning and cultural contexts/settings.
  • Understand and demonstrate knowledge and skills in kawa Māori, and tikanga Māori and critically evaluate roles and responsibilities within a marae, hapū, iwi and of other learning and cultural contexts/settings.
  • Develop and articulate a perspective on the origins of te ao Māori and the inter-connectedness of all things Māori.
  • Demonstrate intellectual independence in the application of whakapapa in a range of other learning and cultural contexts/settings.
  • Demonstrate a rigorous understanding of social, cultural, spiritual, economic, scientific, and technological factors which have impacted the well-being of Māori.
  • Understand and be able to apply the practice of tikanga Māori in familiar and unfamiliar learning and cultural contexts/settings.
  • Apply their knowledge of mātauranga Māori in familiar and unfamiliar learning and cultural contexts/settings.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mātauranga Māori research methodologies.
Start Date
Dates
June start tbc
Duration
Duration
3 years full-time study, 40 weeks per year. This programme may also be offered part-time
Commitment
Commitment
Blended learning including online learning, directed and self-directed learning
Applications Close
Applications close
On demand
Campus Location
Locations
Whakatāne, alternative approved marae and educational sites
Requirements
Pathway
Fees
Fees
Tuition fee: $5993.00, Course Related Costs: $314.00. Scholarships for BMM are available for the 2021 Academic year that will reduce fees payable to $2,000 for the year

YEAR 1 COURSES

 

MTM101 Tikanga 1

Course type: Core

  • Description: This kōwae ako covers the fundamentals of tikanga, its definition, development and practice in a range of contexts, as underpinned by mātauranga Māori.

MTM102 Tū Marae 1

Course type: Core

  • Description: This kōwae ako is underpinned my mātauranga Māori, in such things including Māori practice: mihi, karanga kai, waiata, haka and kauhau (speaking on a topic).

MTM103 Tirohanga Rangahau 1

Course type: Core

  • Description: This kōwae ako introduces Māori research required to conduct research through mātauranga Māori lens; including but not limited to oral traditions, observational experiences and relationships through and with our environment and others.

MTM104 Te Ao Māori 1

Course type: Core

  • Description: This kōwae ako covers the traditional māori belief systems through, but not limited to cosmology, Atua Māori, and the origins and the beginnings of the concept of tapu.

MTM105 Whakapapa 1

Course type: Core

  • Description: This kōwae ako covers whakapapa underpinned by mātauranga Māori. Tauira will explore their whānau and hapū lines.

MTM106 Maramataka 1

Course type: Core

Description: This kōwae ako covers knowledge of the universe, the stars, the moon and the planets and how this affect human activity underpinned by mātauranga Māori. The kōwae ako covers:

  • The creation of the heavens in detail
  • The stars and te mahi tātai arorangi, or astronomy
  • The seasons and maramataka, the monthly and yearly calendars,
  • Patterns of life in relation to the movement of heavenly bodies.

MTM107 Hautūtanga 1

Course type: Core

Description: This paper will explore examples of Leadership in Māori contexts. Tauira will be exposed to a range of definitions of leadership, as they pertain to multiple contexts in Aotearoa, including whānau, hapu, iwi and oral traditions. Tauira will explore concepts and ideas of individual and collective leadership.

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