Study Māori and indigenous development - Te Ara Poutama

Study with us and you'll learn in a supportive whānau environment, while completing one of our cutting-edge qualifications. We are a community – and we live out the idea of whakapakari, which means to discover, evolve and grow.

Our Māori and indigenous development programmes have been developed in response to the need for skilled Māori professionals in the fast-growing business and media sectors. Whichever programme you choose to study, you’ll be well-prepared for a bright future where you can make a positive difference to your whānau and community.

Undergraduate study in Māori and indigenous development will give you a solid grounding in your chosen area.

Bachelor's degree

Graduate certificates and diplomas

Add one of our majors or minors

You can add an additional major or minor in Māori and indigenous development to your AUT bachelor’s degree. You can choose from:

Postgraduate study in Māori and indigenous development will build on your knowledge and expertise in your area of interest.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

A short course will develop your skills and knowledge in an area of personal or professional interest.

Research in Māori and indigenous development

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have research strengths across Māori and indigenous development.

More about our research

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The WIPCE bid delegation and supporters in AUT's wharenui.
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Ella Henry
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The WIPCE bid delegation and supporters in AUT's wharenui.
Auckland wins WIPCE 2025
05 Dec, 2022
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland has been selected to host WIPCE 2025 – the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education.
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New professors and associate professors
17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
Ella Henry
Ella Henry: myth buster
15 Nov, 2022
Ella Henry rebuts recent claims that mātaraunga Māori | Māori knowledge is myth, not science.
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Record ranking for AUT
12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022
07 Sep, 2022
Me takitahi te ū ki te kaupapa, whakanuia te reo Māori ki AUT! Join us as we celebrate te reo Māori at AUT!

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