Te Pikitanga Ki Awarua Bachelor of Arts (Māori) (Honours)

Study Options

Online, Full-time, Part-time

Length

1 year

Level

Level 8

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Intro

This honours programme will build on the Bachelor of Arts (Māori) giving you advanced knowledge and understanding of the historical foundations and contemporary formations of Māori society.

On achieving the Bachelor of Arts (Māori) Honours you’ll be able to undertake study and research and using Te reo Māori as a medium of academic discourse, demonstrate the skills needed to acquire, understand and assess information to express sound academic ideas, express yourself freely within appropriate academic protocols and understand the position of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand in terms of the historical and contemporary context.

Dates

There are two entry dates per year:

  • Mid February
  • Mid July

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Graduating with an honours degree in Māori will improve your future career opportunities. Building on your in-depth knowledge of Te reo Māori and tikanga gained during your degree study, enhanced skills in research, analysis and problem-solving will be critical as you apply yourself in fields such as:

  • Social and community work
  • The justice system
  • Interpreting services
  • Government departments
  • Teaching
  • Print media and broadcasting
  • Research

Outline

This one-year programme is an extension of the Bachelor of Arts (Māori) degree. On achieving the Bachelor of Arts (Māori) Honours you’ll be able to:

  • Undertake study and research and using Te reo Māori as a medium of academic discourse
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to acquire, understand and assess information to express sound academic ideas
  • Express yourself freely within appropriate academic protocols
  • Understand the position of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand in terms of the historical and contemporary context

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay or Tairāwhiti campuses, or simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Entry

ENTRY CRITERIA

A personal interview is part of the application process.

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

Admission by Academic Qualification

Applicants in this category will have evidence of the achievement of:

  • A minimum of a B+ average in Year 3 of the Te Ūranga Waka Bachelor of Arts (Māori) or
  • A bachelor’s degree in arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, teaching, performing arts, creative arts with a B pass or above in the degree major or
  • The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, such as an extended programme of learning to the equivalent of NZQA Level Seven, with a high level of academic achievement and

For both of the above (ii) and (iii) a level of te reo Māori equivalent to a B+ average in Year 3 of Te Ūranga Waka Bachelor of Arts (Māori).

Special admission

Notwithstanding the above admission category, in exceptional circumstances, an applicant who can show evidence of ability to successfully achieve in the programme may be considered for admission, provided:

  • The applicant has successfully completed a special programme for preparation which brings the applicants up to the required academic standard for entry or
  • In the opinion of the Degree Admissions Committee the learner has a good chance of achieving a clearly measurable benefit from the proposed course of study and
  • The learner will not place an unreasonable burden on the teaching staff and/or other learners.

English language entry requirement

  • It is essential that applicants seeking enrolment on the BA (Honours) programme are able to understand, speak, read and write in Māori. Proficiency in Māori is, therefore, one of the criteria for acceptance onto the programme.
  • Also, since much of the available literature relating to the programme is in English, students will be expected to have reached a level of English language sufficient for them to be able to draw on this material for their study and research.

Entry with credit

  • There is no provision for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) for any of the course requirements in the Bachelor of Arts Honours (Māori) Level 8.
  • Students may apply for cross credit for one course. Such applications will be considered by the Degree Admissions Committee under the provision of RPL in the Bachelor of Arts Honours (Māori) regulations.
  • The Admissions Committee shall only grant cross-credit for an honours course completed at another tertiary institution if:
  • The course is in a relevant field of study; and
  • The course is at honours level (level 8); and
  • The course is research-based.

You will be asked to provide details of anything that you would like to be considered as credit toward your intended programme of study, as part of your application.

Transfers/Cross Credits

This qualification has been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. It does not consist of Unit Standards; this programme consists of NZQA approved “courses”.

This programme leads to the award of a nationally approved qualification. This qualification may be delivered at a number of other tertiary institutes around New Zealand. If you were to transfer to one of those other institutes you may be granted academic credit for some of the papers completed but this is at the discretion of the other institute.

Please note: Fees are not transferable between institutes but are between the Hawke’s Bay & Gisborne campuses.

Special conditions

Students must have access to a computer, laptop or tablet for the duration of the programme and will be required to purchase a suitable headset for communicating with the kaiwhakaako.

YOU MUST APPLY PRIOR TO ENROLMENT

Cross Credit cannot be awarded for a course if you are already enrolled in that course.

For further information and enquiries about RPL and Cross Credit, please contact Puti Nuku on (06) 974 8000 extn. 5600.