Duration
Full-time: 4 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2020 Semester One – 2 March
Available locations
City
Points
540
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

A BA/BGlobalSt conjoint allows you to complete a BA and a BGlobalSt in less time than it would take to complete the two degrees separately.

Our interdisciplinary Global Studies programme will expose you to new ways of thinking about the world, develop your competence in another language, and grow your understanding of other cultures and perspectives.

By combining this with a BA, you can deepen your understanding of global issues through a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, cultures and languages.

Programme structure

The BA/BGlobalSt usually takes four years to complete.

You will need to complete a total of 540 points, consisting of:

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

You can choose either one or two majors for the BA component of your conjoint, and would normally take four or five BA courses each year. You can also choose to take up to two modules.

To find out more about structuring the BA side of your study, see planning your BA conjoint.

You will choose from one of four majors for the BGlobalSt component of your conjoint:

You will also take core courses in Global Studies and study a language and a related area of the world. To find out more, see the Bachelor of Global Studies.

You would usually enrol in nine 15-point courses (135 points) each year if you want to complete in four years. You need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.5 each year to continue with your conjoint.

2019 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

    Minimum of 16 credits in each of three subjects from Table A and/or Table B and/or the following languages: Chinese, Cook Island Maori, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Samoan, Spanish, Tongan

  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    230

    Three subjects from Table A and/or Table B and/or the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    28

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:

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 with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

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

Minimum grade, subject and other requirements

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

  • 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
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    28
    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:

You must have completed one year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university (or similar institution).  

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:

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

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,885 – $7,940.70*
International students
NZ$37,202 – $43,527*

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 $7.06 per point, estimated at $953.10 for full-time study (135 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

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

Find out about financial support information

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

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

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.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

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.

Where could this programme take you?

A BA/BGlobalSt prepares you for a range of exciting careers. You might go on to work in politics and government, the environmental sector, international development, foreign affairs, trade or the creative industries. As part of the Global Studies programme, you will have many opportunities to develop practical employment skills and on-the-job experience through internships, workshops and research projects.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Arts administrator
  • Business consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Human rights advocate
  • Intelligence officer
  • International trade consultant
  • Policy analyst

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

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