The 2017 Faculty of Arts guaranteed entry scores for undergraduate entry into the Bachelor of Arts
are: 150 (NCEA Level 3), 150 (CIE) and 26 (IB).
To find out more about entry requirements and application closing dates for admission in 2017, refer
to the University of Auckland’s
Undergraduate Prospectus( www.auckland.ac.nz/prospectus ) an
For advice about the faculty’s entry requirements, see information atwww.arts.auckland.ac.nz/ futureundergraduates
The Faculty of Arts offers a Targeted Admission Scheme and Conditional Admission for students
who do not meet the guaranteed entry scores. For information see the faculty’s entry requirements
The University has introduced an Academic English Language Requirement (AELR) into all its
undergraduate programmes to ensure you have a sufficient level of competence in academic English
to support your study at University. The AELR will not affect whether you are offered a place on a
programme, and may be met through your entry qualification or through satisfactory completion of
an approved course in your first year of study. Applicants who have not met the AELR through their
entrance qualification will be provided with advice at the time of enrolment. For further information,
Transferring from another tertiary institution
We welcome applications from students who wish to transfer to a University of Auckland BA from other
tertiary institutions. If you have studied at another tertiary institution in New Zealand or overseas, we
will need to assess your results to determine your eligibility for admission to the University of Auckland.
When you apply for admission, you may also apply for transfer of credit for tertiary courses completed
elsewhere (please note application fees may apply for credit assessments).
Depending on the amount of credit you have been awarded, you may be able to be awarded a
University of Auckland Bachelor of Arts after completing the equivalent of one year’s full-time study
and passing 120 points.
To find out more, see the entry requirements information about recognition of previous academic
A specific topic within a subject. Courses are the basic units from which a programme is
built. Each course is assigned a points value that counts towards your degree and has its own code
and title, eg, HISTORY 103 Global History.
General Education is a component of undergraduate degrees at the University
of Auckland. It is designed to give you an appreciation and understanding of fields outside your
usual area of study.
The subject that is the main focus of your BA and is studied to the most advanced
The subject that is the secondary focus of your BA.
A University of Auckland degree, diploma or certificate.
The level of a course, either Stage I (beginning at University), Stage II (intermediate) or
Stage III (advanced undergraduate level).
An area of knowledge you study as part of your degree, eg, History.
“I actually swapped from Engineering to
Arts after my second year of study. For me,
studying in the Faculty of Arts was so much
more interesting and engaging.
“The best part of my current role is the
impact my work has on aiding and
influencing upper management’s decisions.
Recently I created a quick one-page
summary of our top eight markets for the
President of Hasbro Brands, who was very
impressed with the simplicity and the
engaging format of the data I presented.
“I’ve found that the ability to construct
creative data displays and the practice of
writing essays, short stories and reviews
has been crucial in my career. You wouldn’t
believe the amount of researchers and
insight generators that like to data dump, or
provide 100+ page reports or presentations
instead of short, streamlined, visually-
“The ability to quickly find pertinent data
or information from a wall of text and
the ability to deduct or formulate an
appropriate hypothesis from data are skills
that were fostered in my time at the Faculty
of Arts. In an Arts degree it is possible
to cross-pollinate across different fields
of study. This frequently allows for ideas
and combinations of approaches that are
unavailable to people that have too narrow
a scholastic focus.”
completed a Bachelor of
Arts in Film, Television and Media Studies*
and Philosophy and is now an
in Hasbro’s Global Consumer
Insight division, working in the Strategic
* This subject is now called Media, Film and