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Bachelor of Arts BA
Bachelor of Arts BA

Bachelor of Arts BA

  • ID:UC640003
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
Estimated Total/program:
$136,734.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • All Arts subjects, including languages, can be started at first-year level without previous knowledge of the subject. A good standard of oral and written English is important.
  • Successful study to Year 13 is recommended for advanced Mathematics courses.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

Course Information

With 30 major subjects to choose from and spanning the humanities, social sciences, languages, and creative arts, Bachelor of Arts (BA) students can follow their passion and gain valuable skills.

Over the three years of your degree, you will gain the critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication skills that employers want. Unique practical experiences such as internships are on offer too.

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The Bachelor of Arts is a highly flexible degree that allows a wide range of choices from major and minor subjects, as well as courses from other degrees.

Students should include first-year courses that allow them to advance to 200-level in at least two, and preferably three, subjects.

See ‘How do I plan my degree?’ above for an example degree structure diagram.

Major subjects

  • Art History and Theory
  • Chinese
  • Cinema Studies
  • Classics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • English Language
  • European and European Union Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Human Services, Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Māori and Indigenous Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Communication
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Te Reo Māori
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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

BA internships combine theory and practice and count towards your degree. Participants gain a valuable taste of the professional world, apply their knowledge in real scenarios, and explore potential career options.

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.

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Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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