Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences

You can use the BA side of your conjoint to enrich subject knowledge and skills directly related to the other side of your conjoint, or to pursue interests which have no obvious link to your other degree. Language study on the Arts side of conjoint degrees can increase your international employment options.

The wide selection of majors within the Bachelor of Arts, combined with the public health and population health focus of the BHSc, means this conjoint offers the widest choice. Students can choose from 40 majors under the BA from subjects as diverse as Asian Studies, Sociology, Philosophy and Ethics, and Women's Studies. Double majors are also possible.

The popular BA majors under this conjoint are Psychology, Politics and International Relations, Māori Studies, Pacific Studies and Anthropology, and are often taken by students who are looking to work in areas such as health promotion, health care ethics, mental health, health education, health policy and academic research.

Programme structure

A total of 540 points comprising 255 points from Bachelor of Arts courses and 255 points from Bachelor of Health Sciences courses. For more information, visit the University Calendar.


4-4.5 years

Guaranteed entry requirements

  • NCEA – 250 with a minimum of 18 credits in one subject from Table A and a minimum 18 credits in one subject from Table B
  • CIE – 300 with one subject from Table A and one full A Level subject from Table B
  • IB – 33

To find out how to gain entry to the University of Auckland and the
qualifications you require for admission into programmes please visit Entry requirements.

Fees – 2018

Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students in 2018: NZ$6750–NZ$7785.45.

Your exact tuition fees will relate to the courses you choose, but are likely to be within this range. Fees per point are charged at the rate set for that subject irrespective of the qualification the course is taken for.

In addition to tuition fees, you will also pay a Student Services fee. In 2018, if you are enrolled in 135 points, you will pay a fee of $915.30.

Find out more about Fees and money matters.

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