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BA(Hons), PGDipArts or MA (Coursework) in Māori Studies or Indigenous Development

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Academic background
Host campus
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s
School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies


Te Tumu has an international reputation as one of the leading places for research concerning Māori, Pacific and Indigenous languages, cultures and societies, both in the past and today. The multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary research interests of our staff allow students from all over the world to work alongside academics with national and international reputations.

The opportunities highlighted here all incorporate taught papers and a supervised dissertation of about 18,000 words. All these programmes normally start at the beginning of Semester 1.

BA(Hons) and PGDipArts

120 points (1 EFTS), completed (when full-time) over two semesters.

MA (Coursework)

180 points (1.5 EFTS) completed (when full-time) over 12 months or three semesters.

Te Tumu's areas of strength include: te reo Māori; Māori and Pacific cultures; Ngāi Tahu; language revitalization; Māori, Pacific and Indigenous histories; Indigenous identities and representation; Māori education and pedagogies; Waiata and Māori performing art.


Robyn Russell, Client Services Administrator
Tel   +64 3 479 7384