Full immersion - degree

Te Paritūtanga o Te Reo - Bachelor of Māori Advancement

  • Level 7
  • 3 years
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

Combine academic excellence and cultural expertise with Te Paritūtanga o te Reo. This 3-year, total immersion degree programme combines Māori cultural principles and practices to learn te reo Māori through research and exploration. Dependent on delivery location, you'll have the option of specialising in:

  • te whakawhiti reo (translation and interpretation)
  • te reo haka (language of haka and waiata composition)
  • he rautaki whakaako reo (language teaching strategies)
  • te whakarauora reo (language regeneration).

Advance Māori culture, language, values and practices in Aotearoa and the world.


You'll learn about:

You'll learn about:

  • taumata atakura (principled approaches underpinned by mātauranga Māori)
  • kia tika (leadership)
  • kia rere (engagement)
  • kia Māori (innovation)
  • wetereo (grammar and structure)
  • tikanga Māori
  • ngā momo reo (formal and informal language)
  • te whakawhiti reo (translation and interpretation).

You'll know how to:

You'll know how to:

  • speak te reo Māori at an advanced level
  • confidently and consistently model and exhibit values, practices, kaupapa and tikanga
  • be a high performer in bicultural, Māori and mainstream work environments
  • display an ability to apply principle and theory into your practice
  • demonstrate high levels of ethical and professional performance
  • demonstrate a high level of social and personal responsibility to colleagues, people and other cultures.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You can take this further by applying to enrol on our Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge.

I want to use my qualification

You could use this qualification anywhere a strong foundation in te reo Māori me ōna tikanga is required. This includes as a translator, TV producer, te reo Māori advocate, teacher of te reo Māori and also revitalisation strategist.


How you'll study:

  • noho marae with some weekly classes and online delivery
  • programme delivered in te reo Māori.

Entry criteria:

You'll need one of the following (or equivalent):

  • Certificate in Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo (Level 4)
  • Te Ara Reo Māori (Level 5)
  • Diploma in Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi (Level 6), and
  • successfully complete the pre-entry competency assessment.

All applicants will be invited to attend an information session or interview.

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