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Bachelor of Arts - Children and Learning

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 24-February-2020
Campus:
Auckland University of Technology
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Summary

The Bachelor of Arts prepares you for a huge range of careers, and you can build your degree in a way that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide range of minors or add elective papers from another area of study. Throughout your Bachelor of Arts you’ll develop effective communication, critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as the ability to research and present professionally. These skills are key to any professional role.

Interested in the development of children’s thinking? The Children and Learning major in the Bachelor of Arts prepares you for a range of careers working with children and youth.

Unique in New Zealand, the Children and Learning major is designed for those interested in the development of children’s thinking and understanding across several disciplines and from a range of cultural perspectives.

Because this major is part of the Bachelor of Arts, it’s easy to combine it with many other aspects of society and culture. Choose from majors in areas as diverse as education, social sciences, psychology and international studies. You can build your degree in a way that suits you – study either one or two majors, select from a wide range of minors or add elective papers from another area of study.

Career Opportunities:

It’s a great pathway for a number of careers in fields working with children and youth, or for further study to become a teacher.

The skills you develop in this major are valuable for a range of careers, including:

  • Child and youth work
  • Social work
  • Community services careers
  • Non-governmental organisations

It’s also good preparation for further study, which could lead to teacher registration.

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects

All subjects are useful, in particular Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Media Studies and other languages.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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