Duration
Full-time: 5 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Semester One – 1 March
2022 Semester One – 28 February
Available locations
City
Points
660
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

We've designed the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) with budding scientists in mind. It’s for students who want to pursue postgraduate research.

By taking a conjoint with a Bachelor of Global Studies, you can expand your outlook as you’re exposed to new ways of thinking about the world. As you gain competency in another language you’ll deepen your understanding of other cultures and perspectives. This will prepare you for international research collaboration.

You will complete an independent scientific research project in your final year under the guidance of a mentor.

Email us if you have enquiries relating to the BAdvSci(Hons)/BGlobalSt.

Programme structure

You must complete a total of 660 points:

  • 375 points from the BAdvSci(Hons)
  • 255 points from the BGlobalSt
  • 15 points from General Education
  • 15 points from courses available for any programme


You can choose one specialisation for the BAdvSci(Hons) component of your conjoint, and you will usually take four or five BAdvSci(Hons) courses each year. You can also choose to take one or more modules available in the Bachelor of Science Schedule.

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

You will take core courses in Global Studies. You will also study a language and a related area of the world. Find out more about the Bachelor of Global Studies.

You would usually enrol in eight 15-point courses (120 points) each year. If you want to complete in four years, you can enrol in nine 15-point courses (135 points) each year (including Summer School). Enrolling in five courses in a semester is not advisable for Global Studies students. You need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 5.0 each year to continue with your conjoint.

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

  • Applied Physics
  • BGlobalSt Lang: Academic Engli
  • BGlobalSt Lang: Cook Is Maori
  • BGlobalSt Lang: Tongan
  • BGlobalSt Language Samoan
  • BGlobalSt Language: French
  • BGlobalSt Language: German
  • BGlobalSt Language: Italian
  • BGlobalSt Language: Korean
  • BGlobalSt Language: Māori
  • BGlobalSt Language: Russian
  • BGlobalSt Language: Spanish
  • BGlobalSt: Language: Chinese
  • BGlobalSt: Language: Japanese
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Change
  • Geology
  • Global Envirnmnt & Sustain Dev
  • Global Politics & Human Rights
  • Int Relations & Business
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Transnatnl Cult & Creativ Prac
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 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
    275
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    330
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    36

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.

Guaranteed grade 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.

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). For entry based on CIE you must first meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.

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
    36
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5
  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
    Score required
    ABB
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

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

Guaranteed grade 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.

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 Advanced Science (Honours) / Bachelor of Global Studies Conjoint cost per year?

2020 fees

The estimated fee range for international students is $34,917.75 – $48,165.30

Domestic students
NZ$7,022.70 – $10,634.40*

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 $7.86 per point, estimated at $5,187.60 for full-time study (660 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

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Student loans and allowances

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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.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2021
8 December 2020

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

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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.

Where could this programme take you?

Our BAdvSci(Hons)/BGlobalSt will give you a strong foundation for continuing into postgraduate research. Alternatively your enduring critical thinking, communication skills and global perspective will help you navigate the changing world of work as artificial intelligence and robotics challenge traditional ways of working. You will be well prepared to pursue an international scientific career, or to contribute directly to research here in New Zealand.

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