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Bachelor of Arts (Education)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Education for your Bachelor of Arts at Massey

The Massey Bachelor of Arts (Education) delivers skills and strategies for learning, from the sociological to the philosophical. You’ll explore the developmental and cultural factors that influence approaches to learning. You’ll gain transferable skills that will serve you personally and professionally.

Expand your skillset

A BA (Education) will develop your ability to analyse, articulate and disseminate ideas that incorporate a range of viewpoints. You’ll engage with the research that examines how we learn, what we learn, and how we transform that learning into action.

Explore your interests

The range of issues in education is vast, yet you’ll be able to explore topics of your choice in depth. A major in education gives you access to a wide range of learning experiences to enable you to engage positively in any context.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Bachelor of Arts (Education) does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to become a teacher, please explore your options in our education pathways tool.

A Bachelor of Arts in Education is a good fit if you:

want to understand more about social and cultural aspects of education

are considering teaching or developing policy

have a passion for a particular subject and want to explore it in depth.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University. To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, you will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Education), outside of university admission regulations.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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