Bachelor of Arts BA

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Bachelor of Arts BA

University of Canterbury
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  • Bachelor
  • 3 years


With 30 major subjects to choose from, spanning the humanities, social sciences, languages, and creative arts, Bachelor of Arts (BA) students can follow their passion and gain valuable skills.

Over the three years of your degree, you will gain the critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication skills that employers want. Unique practical experiences such as internships are on offer too.

Admission Requirements

Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Recommended preparation

All Arts subjects, including languages, can be started at first-year level without previous knowledge of the subject. A good standard of oral and written English is important.

Courses Units

The Bachelor of Arts requires a minimum total of 360 points:

at least 255 points from Arts courses, including 15 points from a prescribed list of courses

the remaining 105 points can be from either Arts courses or courses from other degrees.

A minimum of 225 points must be from courses above 100-level, with at least 90 points at 300-level.

The degree takes 3 years of full-time study, or can be studied part-time for up to 10 years.

More Information

The Bachelor of Arts is a highly flexible degree that allows a wide range of choices from major and minor subjects, as well as courses from other degrees.

Students should include first-year courses that allow them to advance to 200-level in at least two, and preferably three, subjects.

Career Opportunities

You can join one of the following careers:

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