Māori Development major - Bachelor of Arts

Māori development addresses the need for professionals in many fields, including the fast growing sectors of Māori business, education and media.

AUT's Māori Development major harnesses Māori language and culture to help you develop the skills to succeed in the global world. You have many opportunities to collaborate, apply your knowledge and test new technologies. This major is flexible and offers a wide range of choices to tailor your qualification to your needs and aspirations.


This is part of the Bachelor of Arts.

Further your understanding of Māori development and language, history and digital media, and develop effective communication, critical thinking and other transferable skills.

Apart from the courses below you also need to complete courses from your second major, your chosen minor(s) or electives.

Core courses

All Bachelor of Arts students need to complete core courses that help you develop transferable skills and support your work in all other courses in the degree.

Academic Communication

Choose one of:

Culture and Society

Complete one course from each of the following clusters. Each cluster aligns with one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Māori Development courses

Courses you could take over your three years of study include:

Workplace experience

Your workplace experience (the Work Integrated Learning course) in your last semester is a great opportunity to apply the knowledge and theory you’ve learnt in the classroom.

Recent placements included:

  • Tribal organisations
  • Community organisations
  • Government agencies
  • Teaching across all sectors
  • Consultant – policy and strategic planning
  • Entrepreneur
  • Government and local authorities
  • Iwi business development and resource management
  • Private enterprise
  • Research assistant
  • Small business management
  • Social services
  • Teaching
  • Tourism and events management
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Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Māori Development & Māori Media Careers

Key features
  • Demand for an understanding of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori
  • Valuable workplace experience in your final semester
  • Innovative and culturally safe learning environment
  • Tailor your study to your career goals and include courses of your interest
See yourself as
  • A leader
  • Passionate about helping Māori communities help themselves
  • Connected with the community and the world
  • Interested in Māori language

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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