Career opportunities for Māori Studies graduates are varied. The school has established an enviable reputation as a leading producer of fluent Māori speakers.

Many of our graduates are now recognised as iwi leaders, and as leaders in business organisations and in government agencies.

Māori Studies can also provide valuable knowledge and skill base for many occupations. The skills and experience acquired by Māori Studies graduates can lead to a rewarding career in a variety of areas. Having a sound knowledge of the Māori language and culture is a sought after attribute by many employers. Often students choose to do Māori Studies to complement their other studies. Careers for Te Kawa a Māui graduates include:

  • Accountancy
  • Archaeology
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Environmental Organisations
  • Film and Television
  • Fisheries
  • Government Agencies
  • Health
  • Indigenous Organisations
  • Information Management
  • Iwi Representative
  • Law
  • Local and Regional Government
  • Māori Broadcasting Authorities
  • Māori Land Court
  • National Research Bodies
  • Politics
  • Sciences
  • Social Services
  • Waitangi Tribunal.