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Bachelor of Arts - Maori Development

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

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The Bachelor of Arts prepares you for a huge range of careers, and you can build your degree in a way that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide range of minors or add elective papers from another area of study. Throughout your Bachelor of Arts you’ll develop effective communication, critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as the ability to research and present professionally. These skills are key to any professional role.

Maori development addresses the need for professionals in many fields, including the fast growing sectors of Maori business, education and media.

AUT's Maori Development major harnesses Maori language and culture to help you develop the skills to succeed in the global world. You have many opportunities to collaborate, apply your knowledge and test new technologies. This major is flexible and offers a wide range of choices to tailor your qualification to your needs and aspirations.

Career Opportunities

  • Consultant – policy and strategic planning
  • Entrepreneur
  • Government and local authorities
  • Iwi business development and resource management
  • Private enterprise
  • Research assistant
  • Small business management
  • Social services
  • Teaching
  • Tourism and events management

Key Features

  • Demand for an understanding of te reo me ng? tikanga Maori
  • Valuable workplace experience in your final semester
  • Innovative and culturally safe learning environment
  • Tailor your study to your career goals and include papers of your interest

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects

All subjects are useful, in particular Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Media Studies and other languages.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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