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To enrol in the Bachelor of Arts programme you must qualify for undergraduate admission, either through Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations, NCEA Level 3, New Zealand University Entrance, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Adult Admission. Please visit http://enrol.massey.ac.nz for details.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
The transition regulations focus strongly on the completion of the citizenship core courses of 230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa NZ, 230.210 Tū Rangaranga: Global Encounters, and 230.310 Tu Tira Mai: Practising Engagement for most students because this is an area of strategic importance to the university, New Zealand and beyond. Examining the concept of citizenship allows students to engage with diverse disciplines within the college to build their analytical, reflective and communicative skills in relation to real-world situations.
Note: The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to ensuring a smooth and fair process for all students transitioning to the 2016 regulations. Working principles have been put in place to allow for individual assessment to determine optimal study plans.
Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in a double major in Bachelor of Arts prior to 1 January 2017 who have completed at least 30 credits towards the degree may complete that double major by passing at least 120 credits in each of two of the majoring subjects listed in Regulation 7 including:
(a) at least 45 credits at 300 level for each major;
(b) any compulsory courses identified in the Schedule to the Degree.
These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2023.
For our Top 10 Tips to start your BA right check out our BA Starter Pack.
To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the regulations button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.
If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.
The Bachelor of Arts degree consists of 360 credits (24 courses).
230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand
230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking
230.210 Tū Rangaranga: Global Encounters
230.310 Tū Tira Mai: Practising Engagement
Note: Up to 120 credits (8 courses) of can be from other undergraduate degrees. You may choose a minor subject from the BSc or BBS qualifications.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
All Bachelor of Arts majors are available as minors. The following minor-only subjects are also available in the BA:
Examine the processes that are transforming people's lives throughout the world.
Get useful career skills in disaster prevention and management that can be applied in a range of fields.
Gain knowledge of French language and culture in an ever-growing multilingual global economy.
Contribute to the design of better communities and sustainable use of resources.
Gain knowledge of the Portuguese language and culture.
Public and Professional Writing
Get the practical, discipline-focused writing skills you need to succeed in a variety of working environments.
Get a broad general knowledge of the purpose, practice and philosophy of rehabilitation.
Te Reo Māori
Participate in a Māori language community in ways that reinforce the everyday use of te reo.
This exciting applied theatre and performing arts course combines theatre for social change with real-world communication techniques.
We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
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