Māori Development Specialisation - Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Māori Development  is designed specifically to support your particular research interests and tailored to your individual learning needs.

Take your understanding of Māori development further, and research an area of your interest through your thesis or dissertation. The learning environment is wānanga based, encourages inclusivity and discipline, and is informed by Māori beliefs and values.

This is part of the Master of Arts.

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The courses you complete provide a platform for developing chapters, artefacts or other key contributions to your thesis, exegesis and artefact, depending on which thesis pathway you choose.

You complete the degree with courses and a 120-point research thesis.

Year 1

You study the following courses

Or any courses listed in the Master of Arts table or other postgraduate courses with the approval of the programme leader.

Year 2

In the final year, you write a thesis:

You will be able to find employment opportunities in a variety of organisations including:

  • Iwi resource management
  • Research
  • Consultancy
  • Media
  • Public service
  • Education
  • Politics
  • Non-governmental organisations
Key features
  • A deeper understanding of te ao Māori through research and investigation
  • An environment that nurtures Māori values, educational practices and beliefs
  • Starts in February or July each year

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