Postgraduate Certificate in Mātauranga Māori and Indigenous Studies

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Subject area

Society and Culture not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Entry into the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Studies (Level 8) requires that the tauira will:

(a) have made formal application for entry to the programme and the specified endorsement selected; and

(b) gained approved programme of study by the Head of School Indigenous Graduate Studies; and

(c) have one of the following:
i. a Bachelor's degree at Level 7; or
ii. a Graduate Diploma at Level 7 with supporting evidence of at least five years relevant work/community experience in the field of study/endorsement area applying for; or
iii. with supporting evidence at least eight years relevant work/community experience in the field of study/endorsement area applying for; or
iv. a qualification considered by the Head of School as ad eundem statum (recognised as having an equivalent status or competencies to merit achievement in a Bachelor's degree).

Where a programme states a te reo Māori competency; tauira must demonstrate their level of competency to korero and tuhituhi to the minimum standard identified in the programme specific regulations in the current programme document at the time of application and kept on file.

Selection is the criteria and process applied in order to make admission and entry decisions. Selection criteria may include an interview, submission of a portfolio, etc. Criteria for selection will be outlined in the programme specific regulations in the current programme document at the time of application.

Special Admission
(a) Special Admission may be granted, where an applicant is over the age of 20 years at the start of the programme and they can provide sufficient evidence of work experience, skill, education, background knowledge, commitment and support to successfully undertake the programme of study.
(b) An applicant must provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application.
(c) Special admission may be granted at the discretion of the Head of School and or the Programme Coordinator.

English Language Admission Requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not Te Reo or English must provide evidence of English language competence. This evidence may be in the form of IELTS academic band score of 6.5 (overall), with no individual band less than 6.0 equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is underpinned by mātauranga Māori and is intended to provide the graduate with postgraduate skills and knowledge through a mātauranga Māori and indigenous lens connecting historical and contemporary knowledge for the benefit of whānau, hapū and other communities. Graduates can further develop research skills and knowledge to support them into the postgraduate diploma study and career opportunities that will empower the cultural and social aspirations of Māori communities.

The target tauira group includes

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Society and Culture at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (07) 3063285
Fax: (07) 3063285

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