Duration
Full-time: 4 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2022 Semester One – 28 February
2023 Semester One – 27 February
Available locations
City
Points
540
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

This conjoint brings together the specialised Communication pathway with the diverse and adaptable outlook of the BA. You’ll learn how to analyse ideas and issues, and then communicate and express these concepts to others.

The variety of subjects available enables you to design a degree that fits your interests and career goals. You can combine a BC focus in social change, technology or leadership with your choice of BA majors, from Criminology and Politics to History and languages.

Please contact us if you have any queries.

Programme structure

The BA/BC usually takes four years to complete. You would probably enrol in nine 15-point courses (135 points) each year if you wanted to complete in four years. Students complete a total of 540 points, comprising:

  • 255 points from BC courses
  • 255 points from BA courses
  • 15 points from General Education
  • 15 points from courses available for any programme


Students select one major for the BC component:


Students also follow a common programme of study, which provides them with key communication skills and knowledge in areas such as communication research, ethics, visual communication, and communication in Māori and Pacific contexts.

Most students need to take one or two General Education courses.

Students should also be aware of the University’s Academic English Language Requirement.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • AcademicEngStudiesandLinguisti
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classical St & Ancient History
  • Communication & Social Change
  • Communication and Technology
  • Communication in Leadership
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Education
  • EmploymentRelations&OrgStudies
  • English
  • European Studies
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • German
  • Health and Society
  • History
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Linguistics
  • Logic and Computation
  • Mathematics
  • Media, Film and Television
  • Music
  • Māori Studies
  • Pacific Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Rel
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Tchg Eng to Spkrs of othr Lang
  • Theological and Religious St
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2022 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.

Guaranteed rank score, subject and other requirements

If your rank score is slightly lower than the guaranteed score, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may be able to apply under our Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes.

  • Qualification
    NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement
    Score required
    210

    Applicants must also meet the selection criteria for the other conjoint component.

  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    230

    Applicants must also meet the selection criteria of the other conjoint component.

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    28

    Applicants must also meet the selection criteria of the other conjoint component.

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

My highest qualification is from this country or region:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects. 
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). You must have completed a minimum of three A-level subjects.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited taken outside of New Zealand.

Guaranteed grade, subject and other requirements

These are the grades required for guaranteed entry to this programme. If your grades are slightly lower, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available.

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    28
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    230
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0
  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
    Score required
    BBC
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.0

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

You need to have the following:

One year successful bachelor-degree level study at a recognised university (or smilar institution) overseas. 

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Communication Conjoint cost per year?

2022 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,219.80 – $9,629.55*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.16 per point, estimated at $4,406.40 for full-time study (540 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

With a BA/BC, you’ll develop a range of transferable skills to equip yourself for the fast-changing job market, including creative thinking, research, writing, public speaking, critical thinking, leadership, cultural competency, and more. You can apply these skills across the not-for-profit, corporate, local and national government sectors.

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