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Bachelor of Arts - BA

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Victoria University of Wellington


Gain a new understanding of the world and the people who live in it. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is ranked first in New Zealand and in the top 1 percent worldwide for Arts and Humanities and for Social Science (2021 QS World University Rankings). This degree will give you insights into cultures, languages, art, history, politics, and societies that will challenge your thinking and expand your view of the world.

Capital opportunities

Study in New Zealand’s beating heart. The BA at Victoria University of Wellington offers opportunities you won’t find anywhere else in the country—we’re just a walk away from the centre of politics, national archives, museums and libraries, as well as foreign embassies and the public service. Make the most of our links with many local and national organisations to develop your own connections in the capital.

Wellington is New Zealand’s creative and cultural capital. Discover its treasure trove of theatre, film, music, art, heritage and, of course, cafés, and make the city your own.

Future-proof your career

The job-market is changing fast with many current jobs predicted to be automated within 10 to 15 years. Gain skills valuable in any workplace studying for a BA develops your creativity, flexibility and imagination, and teaches you how to think critically and present an argument. You'll also develop research skills and learn to communicate complex ideas in both speech and writing.

Get your degree in a subject you have a genuine passion for and set yourself on a path to a fulfilling career. BA graduates are employed in almost every part of the workforce. Your ability to view things from different perspectives, and skills in research and analysis can be applied in a vast array of careers. At Victoria you'll be encouraged to think about how what you learn can contribute to a progressive, inclusive and internationally connected society.

Entry criteria

Achieve the International Baccalaureate Diploma, or three GCE Advanced Level passes at C grade, or equivalent.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5
  • TOEFL: minimum overall score of 80 (internet-based test)
  • Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 50 (with a 'Communicative score' of not less than 42)
  • EAP: minimum final scores of 4,4,4,3

Application Deadlines - Trimester 1: 1 Dec and Trimester 2: 1 May.

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