Bachelor of Arts

The structure of the BA is changing for 2018. The information on these pages is for students starting a BA in 2017. If you are starting a BA from 2018 onwards, see this information on the Bachelor of Arts.


Next start date


Programme type

Full time: 3 years

Part-time study available

2017 Semester Two – 24 July (applications close 4 July) City Campus


Conjoint options available

Benefits of the BA

Follow your interests and study the subjects that inspire you.

Our BA has a strong emphasis on developing skills that are essential for you to adapt and thrive in a fast-changing, global economy. Your BA will give you strong skills to enhance your career possibilities including critical thinking, research and evaluation skills, communication skills and the ability to work in a team.

Our graduates work in New Zealand and around the world in many different fields, including business, marketing and communications, NGOs, local and national government, to name a few.

Find out more about our graduates.

Entry requirements

Go to information about entry requirements for Arts programmes.

How to apply

See our information for future undergraduates on how to apply.


BA major and minor subjects

You must study at least three BA subjects (although most students do more). Your degree must also have one major subject and one minor subject, or two BA majors. You can take courses in a subject that is not your major or minor, provided you meet any course prerequisites.


Planning your BA degree