Why Study Māori at Aotahi?
Tangata Whenua, Ngai Tatou - First Nations, All Peoples
Nau mai, haere mai ki Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies.
Welcome to Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies. We are a charismatic, vibrant school with a strong community focus. Our goal is to provide an environment that encourages the development of New Zealand society through culture, knowledge and research in ways that are both challenging and rewarding.
Diversity of Courses
Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies offers a vast range of undergraduate courses that provide a broad based introduction to the Māori language and Māori and Indigenous cultures and societies.
By providing the option to study under either a Te Reo (TREO) or Māori and Indigenous (MAI) major, or a combination of the two, Aotahi allows students to design a University experience suitable to their individual study needs and interests.
Postgraduate study at Aotahi can also be individually tailored to suit prospective students. Aotahi offers a number of topics and courses at the postgraduate level. Again, the ability to choose between a number of Māori and Indigenous and Te Reo papers allows for a tailor made and personalised package unique to every student.
Postgraduate Courses Offered
Courses offered at Aotahi can also benefit the study of other majors. We have a number of papers that co-code with other schools and departments further adding to the diversity of your study at the University of Canterbury. Papers available at Aotahi can support degrees in History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Law, Social Work, Sociology, Art History and Science, and can also be complimentary to a number of other subjects.
Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies has an enthusiastic staff committed to providing a diverse range of subjects, and offering equally diverse perspectives in which these subjects can be viewed.
Research currently being undertaken by Aotahi staff members is at the forefront of Māori and Indigenous Studies nationwide and also covers a range of contemporary international topics.
Staff Profile for July
How do I enrol?
The enrolment process at the University of Canterbury is very easy. The first step is to look at the ‘Enrolment Page' which has all the information you need.
Scholarships and Prizes
- Undergradute Prizes in Te Reo and Māori and Indigenous Studies (Junior, Intermediate and Senior)
- Aotahi Undergraduate Scholar of the Year
- Most Improved Undergraduate Student
- Senior Undergraduate Merit Scholarships
- Honours Merit Scholarship
- 2011 School Handbook (pdf, 1.78mb)
- Certificate Studies brochure (pdf, 216kb)
- Aotahi Maori Support Services (pdf, 2mb)
- 2011 STAR Programme brochure (pdf, 204kb)
In a multi-cultural world where the future is no longer dictated by black and white, diversity of knowledge is paramount. Aotahi offers an education that is applicable to a wide array of career paths.
Careers in Law, Social Work, Politics, Government agencies and ministries as well as social services, health, tourism, foreign affairs and environmental organisations can all be benefitted by the course offered here at Aotahi.
There are also specific paths such as Māori policy analysts, teaching, Iwi development and international relations that require knowledge of Māori and Indigenous cultures and language.
Even if you do not gain employment in the Māori and Indigenous Studies field, a Bachelor of Arts in either Te Reo (TREO) or Māori and Indigenous Studies (MAI) indicates to prospective employers that you have a well rounded knowledge and the capability to provide innovative and logical thinking.
General phone enquiries can be made at:
Telephone: 03-364 2597
Fax: 03-364 2960
Undergraduate Co-ordinator Te Reo Māori, and
Ngāti Karaua (Hauraki), Te Pirirākau (Tauranga Moana)
Room: 157, Hikuraki (Te Ao Mārama)
Phone: (03) 364-2987 ext 6494
Undergraduate Co-ordinator Māori and Indigenous Studies:
Ngāti Paoa, Tainui
Room: 159 Hikuraki (Te Ao Mārama)
Phone: (03) 364-2987 ext 8581