Develop your reasoning skills, express your thoughts clearly and concisely, and critically evaluate complex ideas.
These skills will make you a highly employable graduate.
If you are fascinated by the big questions of what kind of beings we are and how we interact with the world in which we live, then Massey’s Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) is the degree for you.
Philosophy isn’t just about abstract thinking. Massey’s BA (Philosophy) offers you the chance to learn highly applicable and useful skills.
Studying philosophy develops your critical thinking skills: your ability to assess whether arguments are rationally compelling and to make your arguments compelling to others.
You will learn how to:
The intellectual skill of critical thinking is important in the workplace.
It is consistently ranked by employers among the most desirable attributes in an employee.
It helps you in your day-to-day life too, such as when watching the news or reading stories on the internet.
Through your study of philosophy, you will learn how to understand and evaluate what you read rather than just remembering it.
You’ll become more aware of the reasons why you hold the views you do.
A major in philosophy will challenge your thinking and encourage you to continue asking questions.
|Cost of living||1 person||$9,804|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$11,680|
Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.
|English Test||English for Academic Purposes 1||English for Academic Purposes 2|
|English Entry||IELTS||5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)||5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)|
|iBT TOEFL||40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)||50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)|
|PTE||38 overall||46 overall|
|EAP1||10 weeks||Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall|
|EAP2||10 weeks||Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall|
To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.
The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.
If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.
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