Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

You can take the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) as a qualification in its own right after a Bachelor of Arts, or as a pathway to a one-year Master of Arts.

Postgraduate study is a unique opportunity to deepen your study of an academic area that you find intellectually rewarding and personally meaningful.

As well as deepening your knowledge in small classes with some of New Zealand’s leading scholars, you can hone advanced skills that will be an advantage in any career.

Read the full programme regulations for the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

  • 120 points
  • Advanced taught courses (75 or 90 points)
  • A small research project such as a dissertation (usually 30 or 45 points)
  • You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
  • One year full-time or up to two years part-time
  • The structure of your programme depends on the subject that you are studying. You can find the specific courses that you can take in the BA(Hons) Schedule.

Sample programme structure

Year one 120 points
  • Name:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Dissertation
    Type:
    Dissertation
    Points:
    30 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Arts

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You need to have completed a Bachelor of Arts, including the prerequisites for your intended subject, with a GPA of 5 or higher in 45 points above Stage II in that subject.

Prerequisites are usually a major in your intended subject, but some subjects have more specific requirements. You can find these in the BA(Hons) Schedule.

If you are one course away from completing your BA, you may be able to complete this course during the first semester of your BA(Hons) study.

Other pathways to study

If you have a GPA between 3.0 and 5.0, you may wish to consider the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.

Other pathways to study

If you have a GPE between 3.0 and 5.0 you may wish to consider the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts.

How much does a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,072 – $8,914*
International students
NZ$32,392 – $38,062*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 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 $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

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

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Semester two admission may not be available for some subjects.

Applications for the BA(Hons) in Psychology close on 1 December.

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 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

The BA(Hons) can enhance your career potential by sharpening your transferable skills and specialist knowledge. You can take the abilities you have honed through your study into many different roles. Our graduates combine their specialist knowledge with advanced communication, research and analytical skills in a wide range of careers.

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