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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Maori Knowledge)

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

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Build on your undergraduate interests.

An understanding of Maori language and culture is key to shaping the social, political and economic future of our nation.

With a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Maori Knowledge) you’ll develop further insight into Maori language, culture and tikanga. Select a research topic where you can explore how Maori culture and knowledge thrive and struggle in the modern world. Investigate issues of social justice and inequality.

Learn from award-winning lecturers

Our Maori knowledge programme is led by staff who are leaders in Maori research. You’ll learn from winners of the Aotearoa Maori book awards, and recipients of New Zealand Fulbright scholarships. Our lecturers bring their knowledge and passion for Maori literature and development into their teaching. You will have a creative and innovative learning experience.


Your PGDipArts (Maori Knowledge) will be a great pathway to careers in a range of areas, including:

  • community work
  • foreign affairs
  • maori development
  • policy analysis
  • research
  • teaching
  • translation services.

Entry criteria

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Maori Knowledge) you will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent.

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

You will need to have achieved a grade average in your bachelor degree that demonstrates an adequate level of preparation for the postgraduate programme. This normally means that a B- grade average or above is required.

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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