Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Māori Studies Program By University of Otago |Top Universities

University of Otago

Dunedin Campus, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • QS World University Rankings
    =194
  • QS Stars
    5+
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Duration 36 months
  • Start date Mar
Māori Studies is an entry point for students wishing to engage with knowledge about the Māori world. It is a broad programme dedicated to the study of te reo Māori (Māori language), tikanga Māori (Māori customary lore) and aspects of te ao Māori (the Māori world). Māori society is not static. Engaging in these three areas together enables you to enter this world and provides you with the foundations to analyse how this body of knowledge can be applied in today’s ever-changing world. The Māori Studies programme will equip students with a wide range of skills giving graduates:A high level of fluency in the Māori languageAn understanding of contemporary Māori issues combined with an understanding of, for example, history, cultural expression and environmental concernsAn awareness of ethical issues in relation to Māori in the context of past and present practices, and society and cultureSkills in intercultural communicationResearch skillsAnalytical thinkingCommunication skillsTeam workIndependent judgementAn ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds

About University

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Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first University.

In the 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 184 in the 2020/21 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 15 subject areas.

It first received a Five Stars Plus QS Stars University rating in 2016.

Most undergraduate and postgraduate study takes place on the Dunedin campus, but the University also has Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington and Christchurch, which are home to many leading medical researchers.

Otago offers more than 200 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across four divisions:

It also offers a Summer School, Study Abroad and Distance Learning programmes.


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