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

Study Options

Online, Full-time, Part-time


1 year


Level 8

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Te Pikitanga ki Awarua | Bachelor of Arts (Māori) Honours online programme will build on Te Whakangungutanga ki Ngā Tāiro a Kupe | Bachelor of Arts (Māori) giving you advanced knowledge and understanding of the historical foundations and contemporary formations of Māori society.

On achieving Te Pikitanga ki Awarua | Bachelor of Arts (Māori) Honours you’ll be able to undertake study and research 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.

Your future career and study opportunities

As a graduate you can pursue a professional career as a:

  • Teacher (tertiary, secondary, primary, kura kaupapa, kōhanga reo)
  • Kaitakawaenga (cultural advisor)
  • Policy advisor
  • Researcher (language, history, land, etc.)
  • Management
  • Language consultant
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • TV/Radio announcer, reporter, scriptwriter or bilingual researcher

Upon graduating you can further your study pathway with Masters or Doctoral level studies.


Te Pikitanga ki Awarua | Bachelor of Arts (Māori) Honours is a full-time, one year (or equivalent part-time) online programme which offers you stimulating studies and provides a pathway to a career in a wide range of professions which require in-depth knowledge of the Māori language, including research and those issues affecting Māori society, both historical and contemporary.

In particular, the programme is designed to give you advanced skills and knowledge to work in the fields of:

  • Language teaching in kura kaupapa and mainstream primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary institutes
  • Research and cultural consultancy for private and government sectors

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry requirements

Entry with credit

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus


EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.