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.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

The papers 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 papers and either a:

  • 120-point research thesis; or
  • 60-point dissertation

Year 1

You study the following paper

MAOR809 Tā Te Ao Mārama

And choose 75 points from:

ECON890 Development Theory and Practice
MAOR814 Special Topic in Māori Development
MAOR810 Research Methods and Indigenous Methodologies
Or any papers listed in the Master of Arts table or other postgraduate papers with the approval of the programme leader

We recommend enrolling in MAOR810 Research Methods and Indigenous Methodologies.

You also complete

MAOR813 Reading Paper

Year 2

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

Choose either:

CLSY999 MA Thesis

OR

CLSY997 MA Dissertation
CLSY801 Site Based Research Project

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

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