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Diploma in Arts (Te Reo Māori)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not available for international students

Contribute positively to language revitalisation and the normalisation of Te Reo Māori

With a Massey Diploma in Arts Te Reo Māori you’ll be able to use New Zealand’s indigenous language, and participate in a Māori language community in ways that reinforce the everyday use of Te Reo.

Find out more about the Diploma in Arts parent structure.

What is it like?

Become a competent speaker and writer of Te Reo Māori

Our Te Reo Māori courses will help to build up your knowledge of te reo until you are a competent speaker and writer. You’ll be able to demonstrate your knowledge of Māori language in accordance with a Māori audience, and share your skills in ways that express and reflect a Māori world-view.

Invest in the Future of Aotearoa/New Zealand

The linguistic and cultural skills of New Zealand’s indigenous language are a crucial platform for mutual understanding and positive collaboration. You’ll have the confidence to engage productively in Māori environments, enhancing your oral and written Te Reo in ways that will enable you to understand, appreciate and work with Māori speakers.

You’ll also be able to reflect critically on your own personal, professional and cultural development in ways that support lifelong learning in Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga.

Learn from award-winning lecturers

Our Te Reo Māori programme is led by staff who are leaders in Māori research. You’ll learn from winners of the Pikihuia Māori book awards, and lecturers who bring their knowledge and passion for Māori literature and development into their teaching to give you a creative and innovative learning experience.

A good fit if you:

  • Are curious about Te Reo
  • Want to contribute positively to your whanau and community
  • Want to interact and communicate in Māori contexts
  • Are keen to understand the meaning of words old and new


Written and oral competence in Te Reo Māori is an asset for work in community, health, education and government organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand. Career pathways include community work, Māori and indigenous development, policy analysis, research, publishing and teaching.

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