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Te Whakangungutanga Ki Ngā Tāiro a Kupe – Bachelor of Arts (Māori)

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


3 years


Level 5-7

Piki mai, kake mai rā ki Te Aho ā Māui

If you want to play a part in shaping a positive social, political and economic future for Aotearoa New Zealand, a thorough understanding of Te reo Māori and tikanga is essential ­as special taonga, to be shared with all New Zealanders.

With the Bachelor of Arts (Māori) you’ll enhance your career prospects and social standing within the community, while contributing to the ongoing drive to revitalise the culture and language of indigenous New Zealand.

Future Career and Study Opportunities

Enables graduates to pursue a professional career in a variety of fields i.e:

  • Government departments
  • Hospital Boards
  • Teaching (kōhanga, primary to secondary, adults)
  • Working with local Iwi (liaison, policy advisor)
  • Television/radio (reporter, scriptwriter, announcer, bilingual researcher.)

Graduates can gain entry into the one year, full-time Bachelor of Arts Honours (Māori) programme or look into Masters Studies.


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July

Graduate Profile

Karen Albert completed her Bachelor of Arts (Māori) degree at Te Whatukura, EIT Tairāwhiti.  Karen shares with us her experiences, her journey and her passion for supporting students during their time at EIT.


Entry Criteria

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