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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Maori and Indigenous Studies

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Doctoral Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected June 2022

Campus

Hamilton Campus

Summary

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University for research carried out under the supervision of at least two staff members. A PhD can also be presented as a PhD with Publication or a PhD with a Creative Practice Component. The research, which must be the candidate's own work, is written up as a thesis, and may include papers published or intended to be published. The thesis is required to present the case for the research, outline the research undertaken and the findings and conclusions of that research. There is no course work for this degree.

Learning about Maori culture, language and knowledge is not just for Maori; it is crucial for all New Zealanders and international visitors to comprehend how Aotearoa/New Zealand’s unique Indigenous culture defines New Zealand’s identity - it is a cultural, social, economic and political force.

Also, learn how Maori Studies is located in the broader and global context of Indigenous Studies; a discipline that has flourished in the last decade as Indigenous scholars have confronted some of the major issues facing the world, such as efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Our range of exciting cultural papers are suitable for people of all ethnicities and brings about a new dimension to the evolving world of Maori performing and visual arts. We also have award-winning Te Matatini composers, language teachers, cultural exponents and internationally renowned Indigenous scholars.

The Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies boasts some of the most prominent Maori academics in Aotearoa/New Zealand, whose depth of cultural and historical knowledge is recognised at both the national and international levels. More than any other university, three FMIS academic staff sit on the Waitangi Tribunal.

Career opportunities

  • Broadcasting and Journalism
  • Educationalist
  • Government Policy Analyst
  • International Development Practitioner
  • Iwi Development
  • Maori Creative and Performing Arts
  • Research Consultant

Start Date: The first day of any month from February to November

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