Te Ao Hurihuri
Find out about research and practice in design by tangata whenua with a focus on mātauranga Māori and kaupapa Māori research.
Research with and for the benefit of iwi, decolonisation, and spatial/design justice issues.
Ngāti Ruanui and Taranaki W’ānui, School of Design Innovation
Ngāti Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, School of Architecture
The following postgraduate programmes allow you to pursue research in the area of Te Ao Hurihuri:
Master of Design Innovation (MDI)
Expand on your Bachelor's degree and get a head start in your career with advanced study and research in design.
The Master of Design Innovation is ideal for students interested in doing a balance of coursework and independent research. That research—in the form of a research portfolio—should aim to change the status quo of design through disruptive or breakthrough innovation.
Choose the area of research and design that interests you from our list of available disciplines.
Find out more about the Master of Design Innovation (MDI).
Master of Design (MDes)
Advance your knowledge in an area of design that interests you, and enhance your theoretical and practical design expertise.
The Master of Design is a research degree for students who already have a solid understanding of design research methodology.
Find out more about the Master of Design (MDes).
A PhD is an advanced research qualification carried out under academic supervision. It is the highest degree offered by the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation.
The PhD thesis is a major piece of original research that demonstrates your ability to carry out independent research. It should make a significant and original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field of study. As well as intelligence and an aptitude for research, the degree requires considerable dedication and tenacity.
The minimum period of registration before a PhD thesis can be submitted for examination is 36 months full time (or equivalent).
Find out more about the PhD.