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Master of Arts — Māori Development

Māori Development integrates te ao Māori (Māori world view), te reo Māori (Māori language) and principles of social and economic development, which enables graduates to manage iwi (tribe) resources, community groups, develop research and staff government bodies.

The Master of Arts is a programme of advanced study and research. This qualification is structured to include both research methodology and coursework papers, followed by either a full year thesis or the option to pursue a site-based research project and dissertation.

Programme code: MX3689
Level: 9
Points: 240
Duration: 2 years full time / 5 years part time
Venue: City campus
Start date: 21 July 2014.

AUT encourages early application. This programme will remain open until all places have been filled.

Entry requirements

  • Guidelines to entry
  • Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio of work and/or attend a selection interview.

What this qualification covers

Year one

In the first year, students are introduced to the multidisciplinary study of development within culturally diverse communities. The core papers include: Tā Te Ao Mārama and Tikanga Rangahau. Students’ research skills are developed in preparation for the thesis.

Year two

In the final year, students write a thesis or complete a site-based project and dissertation.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to find employment opportunities in a variety of organisations including but no limited to:

  • Business Development
  • Community businesses
  • Non-Government organisation
  • Iwi Resource Management
  • Research
  • Public service

Papers

30 points from:

918401  Tā Te Ao Mārama

and 75 points from

948410  Tikanga Rangahau: Research Methodologies
948413  Development Theory and Practice
949007  Tūhinga Totoko: Creative Writing
949008  Pacific Development
949010  Kōrero Whakarei: Māori Language Styles and Genre
949012  Te Whanaketanga o te Reo: Language Change
949013  Tikanga: Māori Protocols and Customary Practices
949015  Special Topic in Māori Development
POLS801 Indigenous Politics

It is recommended that students enrol in 948410 Tikanga Rangahau — Research Methodologies.

Or any papers listed in the Masters of Arts Table or other postgraduate papers with the approval of the programme leader

and 15 points from:

108006  Reading Paper
288501  Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
288502  Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
288600  Policy Research and Evaluation
289702  Social Research Design and Analysis
918402  Tangata Pasifika: The New Peoples of the Pacific
918404  Pacific Epistemologies and Research Methodologies
948414  Academic Practice in the Changing World
919404  Tohu Whairawa: Māori Business and Enterprise
949009  Contemporary Pacific Literature

EITHER:

109500 MA Thesis

OR

109600 MA Dissertation
108005 Site Based Research Project.

Last updated: 14-Feb-2014 7.15pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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