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Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Maori Education)

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Manawatu Campus


Prepare to be at the forefront of learning and teaching with advanced study in Maori education.

Current demographic trends indicate that Maori children will have an increased presence in the nation’s classrooms. The development of Maori education perspectives add a point of difference for Aotearoa New Zealand.

The opportunity

The opportunity presented is that research around Maori education is still developing and with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Maori Education you will have the chance to make an original contribution to this exciting field. You will learn to critically evaluate relevant theory and research about Maori education, and develop skills for effective educational research.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Maori Education) does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. Explore education study options at Massey and the qualification you need to become a teacher in our education pathways tool.


Graduates will gain skills and experience that will enhance and advance their careers, relevant to their specialisation, in all education contexts.

Entry criteria

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Maori Education) you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Education, or equivalent; or
  • have been awarded or qualified for any other bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and hold a professional qualification in teaching; or
  • have been awarded or qualified for any other bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and have professional experience relevant to the intended postgraduate subject.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

You may be required to provide evidence of sufficient background experience.

If you hold any other bachelor’s degree or equivalent and have no professional qualification in teaching you will need to provide a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) to support your application.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

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