Bachelor Degrees in New Zealand

Find 72 Top Bachelor Programs in New Zealand 2017

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Ranked by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment, New Zealand's education system ranks the seventh best in the world. Whether in a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Dance Studies, students can be sure they will learn the essential knowledge and skills at a school in New Zealand to prepare them for success in their professional careers or further education.

Bachelor degrees are conferred upon graduates after three to four years of study at any of over 33 universities, colleges, polytechnics and private institutions across the islands. The University of Aukland is the highest internationally ranked academic institution in New Zealand, hosting approximately 39,000 students. The Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Otago and the Auckland University of Technology also offer a range of Bachelor programs for students in New Zealand. Tuition costs and added fees depend on the university, program and the student applying, with national New Zealanders' fees being subsidized by the government.

To learn more about how you can apply to enroll in a Bachelor program in New Zealand at a university, college, polytechnic or other academic institution, simply scroll down and click to read more, today!

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Fine Arts graduates create compelling and powerful visual expressions of their ideas. By understanding and operating within the ever-expanding field of visual art, they learn to adapt quickly, think critically, and take a lead in shaping contemporary culture. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Bachelor of Fine Arts Whitecliffe Fine Arts graduates create compelling and powerful visual expressions of their ideas. By understanding and operating within the ever-expanding field of visual art, they learn to adapt quickly, think critically, and take a lead in shaping contemporary culture.

The development of a sustainable art practice through a variety of creative media is the cornerstone of Fine Arts study at Whitecliffe. Students explore traditional and contemporary materials, techniques and approaches in relation to their projects. Each student's understanding of theoretical and visual issues is developed and challenged in order to help them position their work in relation to relevant national and international art. Exploration Fine Arts students develop skills and experience with painting, printmaking, photography, video, digital media and spatial installation. From entering the Fine Arts major in year two, students respond to set assignments which develop formal and conceptual skills while leaving latitude for individual thematic interpretation. As students progress they are encouraged to reflect upon the strengths of their work and develop their own creative voice. This process enables them to have an increasing hand in the development of their own programmes of study while remaining under the close supervision of lecturers. Students majoring in Fine Arts they are mainly situated St Georges Bay Road Studios and are assigned their own studio facilities with access seven days a week. In addition to receiving regular feedback on their work throughout the course (sometimes from external sources), students must stage... [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates are thinking practitioners with an understanding of both contemporary practice and traditional mythologies of the sphere of Graphic Design. [+]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates are thinking practitioners with an understanding of both contemporary practice and traditional mythologies of the sphere of Graphic Design. Their broad technical skills mean they are well equipped to explore and articulate a diverse range of visual outcomes for design projects, making them highly sought after by the industry.

The Whitecliffe programme prepares students for a life-long career in Graphic Design, an industry that offers a broad range of creative and commercial possibilities.Your favourite magazine, beautiful books, functional maps and signage systems, movie credits, the latest company brands and packaging - everywhere you turn, you see the work of a graphic designer. Our students explore how to communicate visual messages to the world - to use their conceptual and visual skills to inform, persuade and educate. Whitecliffe students also graduate with a broad range of technical skills so they are well equipped to explore and articulate a diverse range of visual outcomes for design projects, making them highly sought after by the industry. BFA Year One Year One students begin by engaging in a broad range of art and design projects that introduce them to the fundamental processes, theories and practice of being a tertiary level visual-art student. In the second half of the year students pick a major area of study. In the Graphic Design major students engage in projects that introduce them to the fundamental processes, history, mythologies and practices of graphic design studentship. BFA Year... [-]

Bachelor in Fashion Design

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Fashion Design graduates think creatively, take risks, and have a high level of industry standard technical skill. They are innovators with a personal vision who build careers as highly respected professionals within the fashion industry. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design Whitecliffe Fashion Design graduates think creatively, take risks, and have a high level of industry standard technical skill. They are innovators with a personal vision who build careers as highly respected professionals within the fashion industry.

Fashion Design is an influential and creative medium offering a dynamic means of personal expression. Fashion is fast to react to global socio-economic and cultural events and represents contemporary concerns of the designer and the wearer, as well as providing a dialogue between the past and the present. The Whitecliffe Fashion Design major encourages students to challenge the traditional boundaries of fashion and to foster their creativity while developing high levels of experimentation and technical skills. What To Expect Whitecliffe’s Fashion Design major encourages you to challenge ideas, re-examine boundaries and foster creativity while experimenting and developing the strong technical skills required for a future in the fashion industry. The Fashion Design major focuses on design development and research, pattern drafting and garment construction. Industry targeted workshops include fashion technology, pattern drafting, and garment construction, design and concept development, tailoring and fabric manipulation techniques. Studio practice is complemented by courses in fashion history, theory, illustration, and professional practices. Classes are small and provide a nurturing learning environment with a strong focus on individual students. BFA Year Two Year Two students can choose a specialist area to work in, such as women’s wear or men’s wear within an overall framework of both... [-]

Bachelor in Photo Media

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Photo Media graduates are articulate, technically skilled and creative image-makers. They have a good understanding of industry standards and a strong belief in their ability to communicate effectively in the contemporary environment. [+]

Bachelor in Photo Media Whitecliffe Photo Media graduates are articulate, technically skilled and creative image-makers. They have a good understanding of industry standards and a strong belief in their ability to communicate effectively in the contemporary environment.

Photography and other lens-based media are integral to many top contemporary artists' practices both nationally and internationally. The Photo Media major at Whitecliffe College focuses on both technical and conceptual learning in order that students can fully engage with this challenging medium. The program is committed to an understanding of both analogue and digital media as well as an engagement with photographic art history and contemporary critical thinking. What to expect The Photo Media course focuses on contemporary fine art photographic practice, its formal visual language and the theory and debate surrounding photography today. The course is underpinned by teaching the necessary skills, techniques, and methodologies to foster students' creative, practical, and contextual development. The emergence of an artistic practice through a variety of creative media is an integral part of the photo media major at Whitecliffe and students develop their creative potential while gaining skills and an understanding of professional practice applicable to the photographic industry. The delivery of technical instruction and an understanding of professional practices in areas such as intellectual copyright ensure graduating students have currency in the commercial environment. Facilities Each student is provided with his or her own studio space and is encouraged to develop a practice that utilises this facility effectively. At the end of each... [-]

Bachelor of Teaching

The University of Waikato
Campus or Online Full time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Teaching at the University of Waikato is a qualification that sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Bachelor of Teaching Teaching at the University of Waikato is a qualification that sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world. Teachers are influential community members, making a difference to young people and their learning, knowledge and skill acquisition. They play a major role in helping their students develop their independence and success in their lives. As a graduate of this programme you will be among the best prepared teaching graduates and highly regarded by education employers, within NZ and overseas. You'll have the understanding, skills and academic requirements to be an early childhood, primary or secondary teacher. You'll be eligible to apply for a provisional practicing certificate, and after two years of full time teaching be granted a full practicing certificate with the New Zealand Education Council. 82% of recent teaching graduates are in employment. At the University of Waikato: We consistently place in the top 100 for education in the international QS subject rankings, which assesses more than 800 universities across the world. Our staff are dedicated to inspiring the next generation of teachers and improving classroom practice and conducting research inquiry of their own in their specialist areas. We have: 50+ years of teacher education a wide variety of programmes a small student to staff ratio school experience from the first day of your degree, right through until your final year Strong partnerships... [-]

Bachelor of Sport, Health and Human Performance

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The rapidly growing sport and leisure industry is now worth over $12 Billion dollars per year to New Zealand. Waikato's Bachelor of Sport, Health & Human Performance will give you a foundation in this exciting and dynamic career. [+]

Bachelor of Sport, Health and Human Performance This qualification was previously known as Bachelor of Sports and Leisure Studies The rapidly growing sport and leisure industry is now worth over $12 Billion dollars per year to New Zealand. Waikato's Bachelor of Sport, Health & Human Performance will give you a foundation in this exciting and dynamic career. As one of New Zealand's fastest growing industries, the sport and leisure industry provides exciting career opportunities. The Waikato Bachelor of Sport, Health & Human Performance (BSHHP) will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills to excel in this dynamic environment, and help to improve the physical, social and mental well-being of others. As a university located in the heart of the Waikato Region, we are proud to foster collaborative relationships with some of the country's top sports organisations and facilities. Our partnerships allow students to get a taste of industry careers from high performance sport (Waikato Chiefs, BOP Magic and Cycling NZ) to community organisations (Sport Waikato, Parafed and Disabilities Waikato). Our facilities boast the latest equipment in sport science specialisations, namely The University of Waikato Sports Labratory at the Cambridge Avantidrome and The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance, in Tauranga. Both are equipped with cutting-edge facilities to test athlete performance, exercise and recovery, including an environmental chamber for altitude training. Specialisations Movement Cultures You'll understand the social and cultural aspects of consuming, producing and experiencing sport and leisure in contemporary and historical settings, as well as critically... [-]

Bachelor of Social Work

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Tauranga

When studying for a Bachelor of Social Work at Waikato, you'll be learning how to make a positive difference to the lives of others. If you're a person who wants to contribute to society – this is a professional qualification that helps you to do just that. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Bachelor of Social Work When studying for a Bachelor of Social Work at Waikato, you'll be learning how to make a positive difference to the lives of others. If you're a person who wants to contribute to society – this is a professional qualification that helps you to do just that. Throughout your Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) studies, you'll be learning a range of skills from many different disciplines. The skills you develop and the knowledge you'll gain will give you the level of competence you'll need to thrive as a social worker. Successful social workers are vital in our increasingly complex society, and you'll be part of a valued and important profession. The Waikato BSW is recognised by the Social Workers Registration Board, and qualified social workers are sought after both within New Zealand and overseas. You'll study for your BSW at Waikato's Windermere Campus in Tauranga. During your studies, you'll learn about a wide range of topics: social policy and social issues, social science research and social work approaches and decision making. You'll learn about family and children at risk. You'll also develop your knowledge and skills in the areas of community development and bicultural and multicultural social work practices. The BSW may be awarded with Honours. When you've finished your studies, there are a range of different organisations you might like to work for including district health boards, family services, government agencies, non-profit organisations or iwi social services. Career opportunities Case... [-]

Bachelor of Social Sciences

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

You'll explore the drivers and influences behind humanity and why society acts in particular ways when you study a Bachelor of Social Sciences at Waikato. The degree focuses on contemporary social issues, the ways in which humans interact with these issues and how such actions can be monitored and modified. [+]

Bachelor of Social Sciences You'll explore the drivers and influences behind humanity and why society acts in particular ways when you study a Bachelor of Social Sciences at Waikato. The degree focuses on contemporary social issues, the ways in which humans interact with these issues and how such actions can be monitored and modified. Waikato's Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) will challenge your thinking about the world and the people who live in it. Composed largely as a research-orientated degree, the BSocSc covers contemporary and relevant areas of study such as employment relations, social policy and environmental planning. You'll develop invaluable research capabilities and skills in information gathering, analysis, reporting and informed decision making under the expert guidance of our world-recognised researchers. We offer a range of exciting subjects and specialisations to choose from. Two of our major subjects – Geography and Sociology – are ranked among the top 250 in the world (QS Rankings). This degree may also be studied at the University of Waikato in Tauranga. ... [-]

Bachelor of Music

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Sharpen your musical talent with the guidance of our internationally acclaimed musicians and lecturers when you study a Bachelor of Music at Waikato. With countless opportunities for public performance and access to a world-class performing arts venue, you’ll be learning among the best. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Bachelor of Music Sharpen your musical talent with the guidance of our internationally acclaimed musicians and lecturers when you study a Bachelor of Music at Waikato. With countless opportunities for public performance and access to a world-class performing arts venue, you’ll be learning among the best. The Bachelor of Music (BMus) is a specialist degree that will suit you if you have musical skill and ambition or just a sheer love of music. Choose an Academic or Performance based programme and learn different styles and techniques that build your skill-base in the areas of music that interest you. Combining theory with practical tuition, you’ll have access to our specialist teaching facilities, including the acclaimed Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts. The two BMus streams are: Academic Programme Composition Digital Music Māori Musical Instruments in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts Māori Song and Dance in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts Western Music History Performance Programme Chamber Music Performance Performance Techniques Western Music History Tuition is available in voice, piano, cello, violin, classical guitar, and a range of orchestral instruments. Soloist Specialisation Within the BMus degree, we offer a soloist specialisation for exceptionally talented music students who have the potential to become successful international soloists. Every specialisation student has their own programme of study and we provide intensive one-to-one teaching to raise technical and interpretative skills, with a strong focus on performance skills. You'll develop your on-stage personalities through multiple opportunities to perform... [-]

Bachelor of Maori and Pacific Development

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Bachelor of Maori and Pacific Development is the only degree of its kind in New Zealand that is solely committed to critically assessing the relationship between development strategies and Maori and Pacific Island communities. [+]

Bachelor of Maori and Pacific Development Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development is available for B semester 2017. From 2018, the Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development will not be available for new enrolments. The Bachelor of Maori and Pacific Development is the only degree of its kind in New Zealand that is solely committed to critically assessing the relationship between development strategies and Maori and Pacific Island communities. The Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD) is an interdisciplinary three-year degree, which opens doors to careers working alongside Māori and Pacific Island communities to enhance their development and life choices. You will address the issues affecting Māori, Pacific and other Indigenous peoples facing the future, and will examine strategies to help iwi, hapu, whanau and communities for a sustainable future. Studying the BMPD you'll explore current economic, political and social issues, including Treaty of Waitangi principals, which will set you up for a career in local or national government, community leadership, policy, iwi, and tribal advisement. The programme of study considers areas of governance, capacity building, resource sustainability and globalisation, and the effects they have on Māori and Pacific Island groups at community, national and regional level. You can be assured that you are studying with the best. Our lecturers remain at the coalface of global development challenges and discourses including the refugee crisis, climate change, environmental issues, economic development challenges, labour migration, sustainable development, poverty and illiteracy. You will be learning with those who are recognised as development... [-]

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Gain the management expertise and leadership qualities you need to become a globally-minded manager, with New Zealand's most comprehensive business degree. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours The Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours is changing. Thinking about enroling in Bachelor of Management Studies in 2017? Check out the current information. Gain the management expertise and leadership qualities you need to become a globally-minded manager, with New Zealand's most comprehensive business degree. Waikato's Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours is New Zealand's premier four-year business degree - our graduates are highly regarded by employers in the private and public sectors. Top business leaders need a well-rounded understanding of all the key areas of management, and that's exactly what this comprehensive degree delivers to maximise your career opportunities. The BMS(Hons) is an ideal choice for those who are looking to develop a broad range of business, financial and people skills. The 'Business Fundamentals' papers at the heart of this degree provide an introduction to all the key areas of management, including accounting, economics, finance, strategic management, marketing, digital business and supply chain. You have the flexibility to specialise in up to three different subjects, known as 'Majors' (eight papers) and 'Minors' (four papers). You can also use this degree to fast-track your journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant, by taking a specific suite of professional accounting papers recognised by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The BMS(Hons) degree will hone your abilities to identify new market opportunities, strategise for future growth, make business operations more efficient and profitable, lead teams of people, and build a culture of... [-]

Bachelor of Laws

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Study in one of the top 200 law schools in the world. Look deeper to find out why laws are made, who made them, how they work and how to change them. [+]

Bachelor of Laws Study in one of the top 200 law schools in the world. Look deeper to find out why laws are made, who made them, how they work and how to change them. Why study the Waikato LLB? Assessed by Lawyers & Judges Lawyers and judges will be involved in teaching and assessing your law assignments and will provide you with valuable feedback. This sort of contact with the profession will stand you in good stead when you come to apply for a full-time job. Practical experience At Waikato, you’ll get to practice skills you need to succeed in the profession – whether it’s interviewing a client, making a case in court, negotiating settlement for a client, or drafting a required contract to perfect a merger. You’ll analyse how law operates in local, national and global contexts and learn to consider the business practices of financial markets, corporations, national and local government, trusts and iwi. Internships There are plenty of opportunities for you to apply your practical experience to real-life problems. From your second year onward in the law degree, you’ll have the opportunity to gain work experience at the Hamilton District Community Law Centre, Police Prosecution Office, Defence Office, several city and regional councils, law firms and other organisations. You’ll also be eligible for the National Summer Clerking Employment Programme. Direct entry Our students do not require a special invitation to progress into 2nd year of their law degree. Our selection process takes place at application stage.... [-]

Bachelor of Environmental Planning

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

A multi-disciplinary, research-led programme that provides the theory and practice consistent with contemporary environmental planning. Waikato's Bachelor of Environmental Planning provides a pathway into a career in urban planning and resource management, with a focus on practical industry experience such as preparing policy on the environment and attending resource management hearings. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Bachelor of Environmental Planning A multi-disciplinary, research-led programme that provides the theory and practice consistent with contemporary environmental planning. Waikato's Bachelor of Environmental Planning provides a pathway into a career in urban planning and resource management, with a focus on practical industry experience such as preparing policy on the environment and attending resource management hearings. The Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) at Waikato focuses on local, national and global environmental management issues. Areas of research include sustainable housing, freshwater management, Maori resource management and biodiversity conservation. You'll be taught by leading industry experts who are at the forefront of the latest research and innovation. Their expertise will provide you with a solid foundation in professional planning skills and a specialist degree accredited by the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). With close connections to the wider Waikato Region and its wealth of natural resource, Waikato's Environmental Planning programme brings together papers from subjects including Environmental Planning, Biology, Economics, Political Science, Geography and Māori and Pacific Development. The BEP provides you with practical, industry experience gained across labs, workshops and field trips. You'll also benefit from guest lecturers and practical activities, and will attend industry-focused events such as resource management hearings, case law presentations and mock hearings. This four-year degree is divided into two pathways, each with three streams: Environmental Science and Resource Planning Pathway: You'll develop a strong science knowledge to compliment the core environmental planning papers. Coastal and Marine Environments Freshwater Environments Terrestrial Environments Socio-Economic... [-]

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 4 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is the basis for a professional career in engineering, and at Waikato you're provided with plenty of opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt in real-life work situations. [+]

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is the basis for a professional career in engineering, and at Waikato you're provided with plenty of opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt in real-life work situations. The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) focuses on how problems can be solved by using design and engineering processes. At every stage of your degree, you'll be involved in creating, designing and realising sophisticated engineering products. You will have the opportunity to showcase your research and design work at the Oji Fibre Solutions Engineering Design Show – a conference-style event open to industry and the public. As a Waikato engineering student you will also complete 800 hours of work experience – usually paid – with a company or organisation that suits your interests, and you’ll make valuable industry contacts which in many cases leads to part or full-time work. Our Cooperative Education Unit actively seeks and oversees your industrial work placement, ensuring a good fit for your area of study and career goals. Specified programmes At Waikato our eligible engineering programmes are fully accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ); meaning your degree is internationally recognised and you can work just about anywhere in the world. You can choose from the following specified programmes: Civil Engineering Chemical and Biological Engineering Electronic Engineering Environmental Engineering Materials and Process Engineering Mechanical Engineering Software Engineering Facilities Students can work in specialised laboratories including the Large Scale Lab complex that features a suite... [-]

Bachelor of Education

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Education is a broad and interesting field of study with applicability well beyond a traditional career in teaching. [+]

Bachelors in New Zealand 2017. Bachelor of Education This degree is subject to approval. For more information call us at 0800 WAIKATO or email recruitment@waikato.ac.nz Education is a broad and interesting field of study with applicability well beyond a traditional career in teaching. This three-year degree will set you up with an expert and unparalleled understanding of education, and the role it plays in social, political, cultural and economic life, allowing you to keep an open mind for career pathways. With widespread relevance, this is a comprehensive degree that equips you with educational skills and knowledge that will serve you well in a range of roles. These include; business, technology development, adjunct roles in schools and classrooms and community education activities such as health promotion. The Bachelor of Education Studies also provides a well-rounded complement to many other fields of study. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how people think and learn, both as individuals and in groups. You will see beyond the classroom to education in local and global environments, get an understanding of developmental processes, gain an ability to classify and impart forms of knowledge, work with individuals and groups, and develop a broader grasp on education theories and practices. The skills taught by this degree will allow you to think outside of the box and are transferrable into critical analysis, research, and effective communication of complex ideas – all of which are abilities highly sought by employers. This degree requires you to take a second major from... [-]