What will I learn?

Further your study and enhance you career potential with advanced courses and supervised research alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.

Programme overview

After graduating with a BA, you can complete a one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) as a qualification in its own right. Alternatively, it can be a pathway to a further year of study in a Master of Arts programme.

The BA(Hons) is an opportunity to extend your understanding of an academic area that you already find intellectually rewarding and personally meaningful. There's also the option of pursuing a subject that's different from your undergraduate major so long as you have the required background.

During your honours year, you can deepen your knowledge in small classes with some of New Zealand’s leading scholars. It's a great opportunity to hone skills that will be an advantage in any career.

Semester Two admission may not be available for some subjects.

English

English involves the study of texts of all kinds.

You can take courses in reading, writing and thinking about texts written in English, from the classics of English and American literature to exciting imaginative writing across the world today.

You can develop sophisticated reading and writing skills and gain an in-depth knowledge of cultural history. You can also take courses that develop your own creative writing skills and interests.

Where can English take you?

English provides excellent training in critical thinking, analytical skills and in organising and expressing your ideas.

Our graduates have careers in the arts, business, communications, local and national government, publishing, teaching and libraries.

Programme structure

120 points
Advanced taught courses (75 or 90 points)
A small research project such as a dissertation (usually 30 or 45 points)
You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
One year full-time
The structure of your programme depends on the subject that you are studying.

Where could this programme take you?

The BA(Hons) can enhance your career potential by taking your transferable skills and specialist knowledge to the next level. You will develop insights and solutions, sharpen your analysis of complex information, and formulate robust arguments. The enduring experience of honours-level study can steer you in many different directions as you prepare for the future world of work.

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Further study options

Master of Arts
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
Master of Heritage Conservation
Master of Indigenous Studies
Master of Public Policy
MTESOL

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$40,306.00 (US$ 28,572) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $36,086 - NZ $44,526 (This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

Taught 120 points

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Taylors College Auckland
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About University of Auckland

University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and leading research university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

  • Among top 100 global universities according to QS Rankings
  • New Zealand’s largest research organisation
  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
  • New Zealand’s leading university for entrepreneurship