With a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Waikato you gain an internationally recognised degree, leading to diverse career opportunities. Through your study you will develop sector-specific analytical abilities and research experience, well-honed written and verbal communication skills, and a broad perspective on the world and its various cultures. Our graduates are in demand for their flexible skills, practical outlook and depth of understanding they bring to their roles.
Studying the Maori language at Waikato, you'll explore the world of te reo and its accompanying traditions while picking up vital cultural skills for today's diverse workplace.
Te reo Maori is an official language of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The study of te reo will enhance your identity as an individual, and will help you establish a framework for other worldviews, international links and connections.
The ability to be fluent in both Maori and English has become increasingly important within a number of professional areas including education, medicine, research, media, government and tourism.
You'll learn in a supportive environment incorporating new and exciting ways to deliver the language and with practitioners who are committed to the ongoing survival, retention and maintenance of te reo Maori.
The Te Reo Maori programme at Waikato enables you to learn the language from an introductory level through to advanced. We are the only university that teaches level 3 during undergraduate study. This gives you the advantage of attaining advanced language skills before progressing to graduate level or moving into the workforce.
There is also the opportunity to join a one year, full time, total immersion programme or a mainstream programme for those who would rather study at a slower pace.
Entry requirements vary from country to country.
You can apply if you have international academic qualification equivalent to NCEA University Entrance. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more details, please visit university website.
Students must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English. The University's English language entry requirements are: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 overall (no band less than 5.5); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 80 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 50 with no PTE communicative skills below 42; Waikato Pathways - Successful completion of Level 7 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE) program.