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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    34,790 NZD

  • Application fee

    0 NZD

  • Years of study

    3 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    60 out of 100

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Winter-July 01-May-2023 01-May-2023
Fall-February 31-October-2021 31-October-2021
Winter-July 01-May-2022 01-May-2022
Fall-February 31-October-2022 31-October-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

In the Bachelor of Arts (Geography) you’ll study how human interacts with cultural, social and physical environments. Geography is a diverse and dynamic subject. It covers issues such as:

sustainability, urban development, globalisation, people’s lived experiences of their environments. 

Geographers like to get out into the field to study the world as it really is. They use a variety of tools, including geospatial mapping technologies.

Stage one of the BA Geography includes both human and physical geography.

  • Human geography looks at how social processes affect space, place and landscape.
  • Physical geography looks at how natural landscapes take shape and change.

You will gain a solid foundation for understanding world as the product of a combination of social and natural processes. More advanced courses expand on the themes established at stage one.

You can specialise in human geography, or include more advanced geospatial and physical geography courses as well.

Travel opportunities

Geography is a globally oriented discipline. You’ll learn about New Zealand and its place in the world. You'll study internationally significant topics like globalisation, urban change, climate change and geopolitics.

The university lecturers are deeply involved with the vibrant international geography community. You'll learn at the cutting edge, whether it’s the latest geospatial and mapping technologies, or the most recent thinking on how cities are changing in a digital world.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$45,314

Total costs

yearly

$7,260

Cost of living

1 person

$3,264

Accommodation

1 bed room

$34,790

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year bachelors level study from a recognised institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two year Diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three year Diploma from a recognised institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier one score from the related province

India: All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12 with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English.

 

If you do not have the entry requirements

Full Foundation - Certificate in Foundation Studies: Successful completion of this qualification will give you admission to university and prepare you for undergraduate study.

Summer School: If you need to do a course before you start your programme, there may be options for you in Summer School.

Required documents

  • Birth certificate or current passport
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • Course outlines, if applying for credit assessment
  • Evidence of any scholarships
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If applicable)
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
19
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

170
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Alternative methods for English requirements during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 impact the university is accepting online testing sites as alternative methods for students to obtain the necessary English requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
  • IELTS Indicator

If you do not have the entry requirements

EAP provides you with flexibility of two entry and exit points depending on your individual goals and pathways: 

Entry pointEntry requirementExit pointExit
Week 1Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.0 overallWeek 10Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
Week 11Minimum equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overallWeek 20Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
Programme LevelIELTSTOEFL iBT PTE AcademicCambridge English
English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1)5.0 overall61 overall 36 overall 155
English for Academic Purposes 2 (EAP 2)5.5 overall70 overall42 overall 165

Career Opportunities

  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Climatologist 
  • Emergency Management Specialist 
  • Geospatial analyst
  • GIS specialist 
  • Hydrologist 
  • Location analyst 
  • Pollution Analyst 
  • Remote Sensing Analyst 
  • Soil Conservationist 
  • Surveyor 
  • Town planner
  • Water conservation officer
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Resource manager
  • Business and market researcher

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