Bachelor of Arts

University of Waikato

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate

The BA gives students the freedom to design a degree with an arts base that combines subjects students feel passionate about with those that broaden career options. A BA is prized by employers and students because it is a flexible degree yet teaches specific skills. Students will develop analytical abilities, research experience, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a broader perspective on the world and its various cultures. This programme can be completed as part of a conjoint programme.


The Bachelor of Arts degree consists of 360 credits (20 papers) studied over a period of at least three years of full-time study. The 360 credits should include 15 points from a group of language and culture papers and 15 points from a group of fundamental arts and humanities papers.


  • Anthropology
  • Chinese (languages)
  • Education studies
  • English
  • Ethics
  • French (languages)
  • Geography
  • German (languages)
  • History
  • International languages and culture
  • Japanese (languages)
  • Linguistics
  • Maori and pacific development
  • Tikanga maori/maori cultural studies
  • Te reo maori/maori language
  • Maori media and communication
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Screen and media studies
  • Spanish (languages)
  • Theatre studies
  • Writing studies

Standard entry requirements

NCEA Level 3

Study pathways

Honours is available.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Hamilton International: $21,396 No

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