Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is mainly aimed at high-achieving students in the Bachelor of Arts who want to advance their skills and make their CV stand out. It can also serve as a pathway to advanced research at master's or doctoral level.

Within this programme you can specialise in criminology and criminal justice, education, hospitality, psychology or tourism. You complete a research methods course, advanced courses relevant to your discipline as well as a supervised research project.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts with a B+ grade average or higher in level 7 courses in the selected subject area for this degree, or equivalent

International student entry requirements

English language requirements


  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and all other bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

Other specialisations

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

You complete a research methods course, courses on advanced topics related to your chosen specialisation, and a supervised 60-point research dissertation that is relevant to your discipline.

Refer to your chosen specialisation for specific courses in your discipline.

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Wairua Taru Grant Pukeiti
Madeleine (Madz) Crouth
Elena Titkova
Laura Upson
Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
City Campus
North Campus
South Campus
15 Jul 2024
3 Mar 2025
21 Jul 2025
Students in criminology and criminal justice can normally only start on 24 Feb. Students in psychology can normally only start on 3 Mar.

Key semester dates
$10,607 (for 120 points)
($9,461 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$35,846 (for 120 points)
($34,700 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.


The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.