Qualification

Te Pourua: Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies

Overview

The Te Pourua: Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies is designed for you if you want to study at university level without having to commit to several years of study. It is also an option if you want to take a few courses for interest.

Entry requirements

Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a Te Pourua: Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies. For information on gaining admission to UC please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Some diplomas have additional entry and course requirements; please check the Regulations for the Te Pourua: Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies for full details.

You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.

Qualification structure and duration

The diploma consists of a minimum of 120 points with at least 75 points above 100-level. At least 75 points must be in Māori and Indigenous Studies courses and up to 45 points can be in Te Reo Māori courses.

You can transfer the credits you gain during the Te Pourua: Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies to the Bachelor of Arts (and some other degrees), as long as you have not graduated with the diploma.

Subjects and courses

You can choose from a number of 100, 200 and 300-level Māori and Indigenous Studies as well as some Te Reo Māori courses. For the up-to-date schedule of courses to select from, visit our University Regulations website. 

Other Diplomas

Alternatively you can take Te Pourua Reo Diploma in Te Reo Maori if you want to focus mainly on Te Reo Māori.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Further study

The Te Pourua: Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies can be used as a stepping stone to a Bachelor of Arts.

Career opportunities

Arts graduates enjoy a raft of exciting career destinations, for instance in media, government, international relations, arts, culture, heritage, archives, politics, public policy, writing, editing, PR, communications, conservation, tourism, teaching, community development, publishing, design, business, advertising or marketing.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Māori and Indigenous Studies from UC.

More information

For the full diploma requirements see the Regulations for the Te Pourua: Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies.

For more information email info@canterbury.ac.nz or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).

For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Liaison Office (new students) or visit the Liaison Office’s course planning page (new students), or a College of Arts Student Advisor (advancing students).