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BA conjoint programmes

Full-time:

4-5 years depending on the

programme (part-time study also available)

Points:

255 (1715-point courses) for the BA;

270 or more for the other degree

Taught at:

City Campus

Application closing date:

8 December 2016

(applications received after this date may be

considered).

Classes start Semester One:

6 March 2017

BA conjoint combinations:

Commerce

(BA/BCom); Engineering (BA/BE(Hons));

Fine Arts (BA/BFA or BA/BFA(Hons));

Health Sciences (BA/BHSc); Law (BA/LLB or

BA/LLB(Hons)); Music (BA/BMus);

Science (BA/BSc).

Conjoint programmes are approved

combinations of two degrees that you take at

the same time. You can study two completely

different fields and finish in less time than

it would take to complete them separately.

Conjoint programmes involve a heavier workload

and you are expected to maintain a grade

average of B- or more. Because you will take

fewer courses for the BA conjoint, you need to

be clear about the subjects you want to study.

You may want to take a conjoint degree if you wish

to pursue interests in two different disciplines.

Your interest in the humanities, languages or

social sciences does not mean that you cannot

also pursue a degree in Law or Engineering.

Your first year

In your first year you will usually enrol in a total

of nine courses – we recommend enrolling in

four for Semester One and five for Semester

Two. Four or five of these nine courses would

normally be for the BA component (this will

depend on your other degree).

Choose the two BA subjects that interest you

the most and take two courses in each. If you

can, take a fifth BA course in a third BA subject.

These subjects should all be available as BA

majors (not minors only, as this will limit you in

the future). It is best to leave General Education

for later years so you can use your first year to

explore BA subjects.

Below is an example of how the first year of a

BA/BSc conjoint might be structured. Note that

each conjoint combination is different and this is

only one pattern of study.

BA subject 1

2

= 5 BA

courses

BA subject 2

2

BA subject 3

1

BSc subject 1

2

= 4 BSc

courses

BSc subject 2

2

= 9 courses

The BA conjoint structure

After your first year you will choose one of the subjects you studied in that first year to be your major.

You will study your major subject to the most advanced undergraduate level. You can also choose to

take two majors (a double major; there is no minor in the BA conjoint.) You do not need to know what

your major is when you begin the degree. It is best to use your first year to try out two or three BA

subjects.

You will have to take a certain number of advanced courses, including five courses at Stage III, the

most advanced undergraduate level. You will have the opportunity to take courses in other BA

subjects. As part of your conjoint programme as a whole, you will take one General Education course

and one further course from any programme at this University, including the General Education

programme.

Whereas in your first year you take courses towards both degrees, in one or more later years you may

study for just one of your degrees. You generally need to fit your BA courses into the requirements for

your other degree, and you will need advice from your other faculty.

Below are examples of how the BA component of a conjoint degree might be structured. These

subjects are examples only, and other patterns of study are possible.

Example 1: BA conjoint with a single major

Stage I course Stage II course Stage III course

Sociology

Linguistics

Philosophy Chinese

BA courses

Year 1

2

2

1

5 BA courses

(75 points)

2

1

3 BA courses

(45 points)

1

2

2

5 BA courses

(75 points)

2

1

1

4 BA courses

(60 points)

= major

(9 courses –

135 points)

BA conjoint total =

17 courses (255 points)

Example 2: BA conjoint with a double major

Stage I course Stage II course Stage III course

Sociology

Linguistics

Philosophy

BA courses

2

2

4 BA courses

(60 points)

2

2

4 BA courses

(60 points)

1

2

1

1

5 BA courses

(75 points)

1

3

4 BA courses

(60 points)

= (double) major

(8 courses –

120 points)

= (double) major

(8 courses –

120 points)

BA conjoint total =

17 courses (255 points)

For more information about the BA conjoint,

visit

www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/ba-conjoint

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