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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media and Screen Studies

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

University of Auckland

Summary

Further your study and enhance your 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.

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 or up to two years part-time

The structure of your programme depends on the subject that you are studying.

You can find the specific courses that you can take in the BA(Hons) Schedule.

Postgraduate pathway

Download the Arts postgraduate pathway (14KB, PDF)

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

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 an advanced understanding in your field, 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

Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Entry criteria

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.

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