Māori Studies

Māori Studies is about the Māori people – their history, culture, politics, language, literature, art, music, etc.

Studying in this area involves learning about the historical and contemporary experiences of Māori.

Māori Studies usually includes learning Te Reo Māori (Māori language) and Tikanga Māori (Māori cultural practices).

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Māori-business manager
  • Iwi planning officer
  • Māori Television worker
  • Māori media commentator
  • Economic development consultant
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Historian
  • Public policy analyst
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Development agency analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

142% of national
median earnings


Employment

67%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
23%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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