Education - Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Advance your understanding of education with this one-year honours degree, and research an area of your interest within the field of education.

Already have a degree in education? Want to further your knowledge or prepare yourself for further study at master’s or doctoral level? The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) can help you advance your skills and make your CV stand out. It's mainly aimed at high-achieving students in the Bachelor of Arts. You can choose from advanced level courses in the field of education.

This is not an initial teacher education programme and will not lead to registration with the Education Council of New Zealand.

This is part of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

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You complete a research methods course and courses in advanced theoretical studies, research methods and a supervised 60-point research dissertation that is relevant to your discipline. You should discuss your courses and intended study sequence with your programme leader before enrolling.

Complete the following course

And choose 30 points from


The final course is the 60-point honours dissertation, which is at the heart of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

The honours degree enhances the academic, research and professional expertise of education graduates when entering the workforce, such as:

  • Teaching
  • Educational leadership.
Key features
  • Opportunity to research an area of your interest
  • Choose from advanced level courses in education
  • Academic staff with expertise across the field of education
  • Taught at the North or South Campus

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