Bachelor of Arts Program By University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    258
  • QS Stars
    5
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Subject History
  • Fees(NZD) 81000-84000
  • Scholarships Yes

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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.

About University

Immersed in the heart of Ōtautahi
– the second largest city in New Zealand – Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha |
University of Canterbury provides an experience unlike any other university.
Nestled between Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, the majestic Southern Alps, and Te
Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, the abundant Pacific Ocean, the University of Canterbury
offers students endless opportunities for education, exploration and
recreation, with all the conveniences of a modern city.

People come first at the
University of Canterbury, reflecting our intrinsic values: whanaungatanga,
manaakitanga and tiakitanga. These values are rooted in trust, care and
reciprocity, and were embedded over generations of Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāi Tahu
presence in the region. In fact, in 1861 Pita Te Hori, the first Upoko of Ngāi
Tūāhuriri, instructed the founders of Ōtautahi: “kia atawhai ki te iwi – be
kind to your people.” Today, these words underpin the relationships we foster
amongst our students, staff and community. We are proud to open our doors to
students and staff throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and the world, welcoming
everyone to learn from one another and contribute to our diverse and
flourishing community. The University of Canterbury is a place for everyone.

Our vision for the University
of Canterbury is a contemporary university, a place of learning that is
grounded in our shared history, values our differences, and aspires towards
research and tertiary education that is equitable and accessible to all. We are
determined to remain agile, responsive and pioneering, pushing boundaries to
meet the evolving needs of our students. Since the Canterbury Collegiate Union
was founded with Henry John Tancred’s inaugural address in 1872, the University
of Canterbury has stood for the encouragement of talent without barriers. With
our 150th anniversary on the horizon in 2023, we are reflecting on our past so
that we can take our successes and our learnings into the future as we set our
aspirations for the next 50 years.

Our relationships with
manawhenua are integral to these aspirations, as we strive to ensure that Te
Tiriti o Waitangi is the bedrock of the University of Canterbury. As we
continue to strengthen our partnership and grow our understanding of mātauranga
Māori, we are creating a programme of collaborative knowledge creation that
sets the University of Canterbury apart. In doing so, we also acknowledge New
Zealand as an integral Pacific nation, and embrace the shared whakapapa and
reciprocal relationships with our Pacific neighbours.

We seek to cultivate a spirit
of curiosity that honours those who have gone before us, while contributing to
the pool of diverse knowledge that we will in turn pass on to the next
generation. In this, we are inspired by the Ngāi Tahu whakataukī: mō tātou, ā,
mō ngā uri ā muri ake nei – for us and our children after us. We know that our
students are our future, and we believe in empowering them to overcome the
challenges of the changing world, and to create a more sustainable, equitable
and inclusive future for us all.

The University of Canterbury
provides a learning and research gateway, from the vast expanse of the galaxy
and to the depths of the Antarctic continent – offering the connection,
understanding and opportunities that will enable us to overcome the challenges
facing our society. We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of
education and facilitating creative and innovative research for the benefit of
both local and global communities. Our international networks provide opportunities
for partnerships, research collaborations and student exchanges. Our academic
leaders are encouraged to be courageous, forward-thinking and generous with
their knowledge. They explore their fields of expertise with integrity and
vigour, encourage conversations and challenges, and share their learnings with
the intent of creating better outcomes for everyone.

Our people are powered by
resilience and determination, using our combined knowledge and experience to
chart a course into the future – aukahatia tō waka, he hekenga tai roa. We
stand with our community in times of need, mobilising our networks to provide
solutions, resources and simple kindness.

Our students are smart, innovative and caring, and we are
proud to support them to grow as individuals and members of our warm and
vibrant University of Canterbury community. We offer endless opportunities
outside traditional learning, giving our students the chance to find
themselves, to connect with others and to positively contribute to a changing
world. When you graduate from the University of Canterbury, you join a whānau
more than 140,000 strong, a cohort of engaged and empowered alumni affecting
change across the globe. There is a place for you at the University of
Canterbury – nau mai, tauti mai – come join us.

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