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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Philosophy

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 25-February-2019
Campus:
Hamilton Campus
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Summary

With a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Waikato you gain an internationally recognised degree, leading to diverse career opportunities. Our graduates are in demand for their flexible skills, practical outlook and depth of understanding they bring to their roles. A Waikato BA develops sector-specific analytical abilities and research experience, well-honed written and verbal communication skills, and a broad perspective on the world and its various cultures. You'll learn about human nature and the human mind as they are revealed by the arts, the languages, the politics, and the cultures of the past and the present. The effective communication skills developed while studying the Arts are valued as essential in the modern workplace.

Philosophy is for thinkers and doers. It's about solving real-life problems, and applying intellectual rigour to how we understand and interact with others, society and the world. Studying Philosophy at Waikato will teach you how to learn, think and write clearly, argue vigorously, and question deeply held assumptions and beliefs.

The study of Philosophy involves tackling ethical and science-related issues, logic problems and debates about the nature of reality. It asks fundamental questions about what it means to be human, at this time and in this place. Questions such as: what is truth; what is reality; what is the mind; and what is good?

Employers understand the value of graduates who can think, and decide, for themselves. Waikato Philosophy graduates have the practical and analytical skills needed for careers within the public and private, health, business, environmental, publishing, information technology and education sectors, among others.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Consultant
  • Editor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Health Policy Adviser
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Practitioner

Entry criteria

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

You can apply if you have international academic qualification equivalent to NCEA University Entrance. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more details, please visit university site.

Students must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English. The University's English language entry requirements are:

  • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 overall (no band less than 6.0)
  • iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 79-80 with a score of 20 in writing
  • Pearson PTE Academic - 57 with no less than 57 for each communicative skill
  • Waikato Pathways - Successful completion of Level 7 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE) program.

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