Rā Tōmene | UC Open Day

College Information Sessions


College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
School of Law | Te Kura Ture
College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao

Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts

Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | The College of Arts  is academically vibrant and culturally diverse. Arts degrees have been offered at UC since 1873, with programmes now available in over 30 disciplines spanning the humanities, social sciences, languages and creative arts, including Fine Arts, Music, Social Work and Communication.

By studying Arts you will gain critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication skills sought after by employers.

  • Bachelor of Arts BA                                       3 years full time
  • Bachelor of Communication BC                      3 years full time
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts BFA                              4 years full time
  • Bachelor of Māori Innovation BMInn               3 years full time*^
  • Bachelor of Music MusB                                 3 years full time
  • Bachelor of Social Work with Honours BSW     4 years full time
  • Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability BSEnS    3 years full time*

Staff will be on hand in the Beatrice Tinsley Plaza to answer all your questions on studying in the College of Arts.

*Subject to New Zealand Universities CUAP approval
^ Primarily designed for students currently employed wuthin the Iwi or Māori sector

Education in the BA

Education is a multidisciplinary field of study with a focus on three core areas: learning, child and adolescent development and health, and social and cultural studies. Students of Education gain a thorough understanding of human development across the whole lifespan of teaching and learning processes. A breadth of study takes you from discussion on sociological perspectives and social justice issues in education to the exploration of inclusive education, adult learning, adolescent well-being and more.

Bachelor of Arts Specialisations 

With a Bachelor of Arts at UC, you can now choose from two pathways: the traditional major and minor pathway or our new Specialisation pathway*. The traditional BA pathway has over 30 subjects to choose from towards your major and minor and offers you the flexibility to choose the subject you want to study. Our Specialisation pathway provides you with a set programme of courses that relate to a broad theme, there are seven of these to choose from. No matter which path you choose, over the three years of your degree, you will gain the critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication skills that employers want. Adding an internship through our PACE programme also allows you to take those skills and apply them in a workplace!

BA Specialisations 

Choose from seven specialisation pathways:

  • Creative Industries and Contemporary Practice
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Global Societies and Cultures
  • International Affairs
  • Language Brain and Behaviour
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Society, Diversity, Change

Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability
Our new Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability teaches you how to lead a fair and sustainable transition in this age of rapid and far-reaching social and ecological change. With four majors to choose from, you will look at complex global problems and learn about the wider context for just decision-making including indigenous rights. You will develop a critical understanding of the ways to advance social, ecological, cultural and economic sustainability, as well as the barriers and pathways for creating societal wellbeing and a sustainable, low-carbon future.
Come along to this session to find out more about the new qualification, which is proposed to open for enrolments from February 2022. 

Bachelor of Communication
This applied degree prepares you for work in journalism, public relations, social media, advertising, political and advocacy communication and other related areas. You will choose from one of four majors: journalism, communication strategy and practice, Tauwhitinga Māori (Māori communication strategy and practice) and political communication. In each major, you will take courses from six different departments that combine practical skills, from media production to data analysis, and designing communication campaigns, with critical thinking and media analysis. The degree weaves an emphasis on biculturalism throughout each major and provides opportunities for internships.

Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a four-year degree in visual arts and design subjects. With a high teacher/student ratio, the School of Fine Arts offers a boutique-style education in both the practical field of fine arts and the wider liberal arts. The ability to specialise in one of the five disciplines - design, film, painting, photography and sculpture - is unique within New Zealand. Staff are all practising designers or artists with established reputations. Our graduates are highly employable with lateral thinking skills as well as solid organisation skills.

Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)Social workers help people to overcome personal and institutional barriers to well-being and achieve their full potential. They work with individuals, families, groups and organisations in a wide range of contexts. The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW(Hons) is a great option to consider if you are interested in working in a people-focused career. Professionally trained people are needed in increasing numbers to work in the social services, nationally and internationally.

Note: 100-level courses will not be offered in 2021, however you can still include Anthropology courses in your degree studies

Anthropology is the study of humanity. This subject offers insights into many of the social issues and problems facing Aotearoa New Zealand and the world today. Anthropologists are employed in a variety of employment situations, especially where sensitivity to people, an appreciation of cultural diversity, and an ability to grasp alternative ways of seeing the world are required.

Art History and Theory
Art History and Theory helps you to find messages encoded within the visual world, and to think about the effects they have in and on society, while gaining insight into a variety of places, histories, and cultures. Graduates often go on to work in museums, galleries, education, libraries, and heritage conservation. However, many seek careers beyond the art and heritage world, and professional possibilities are diverse.

Cinema Studies
Film was the most popular art form of the 20th century and continues to play an important role in the development of digital media. Courses explore a wide range of films and directors reflecting the global scope of film history. A Cinema Studies graduate is ideally suited for work in the creative and cultural sector, especially in the constantly evolving areas of film and multimedia.

Covering the languages, literature, ideas, history and art of ancient Greece and Rome, Classics is a wide-ranging, holistic discipline. Many issues confronting us today were experienced in the ancient Mediterranean and discussed with great insight by people of the time: questions of cultural identity, abuses of political power, the nature-nurture debate and much more. Graduates have gone into teaching, art conservation, museum curatorship, music, law, public policy and more.

Cultural Studies
What do zombies, New Zealand music, trans-politics and Koko the talking gorilla have in common? You learn about them in Cultural Studies! In Cultural Studies, ‘culture’ is understood broadly, but with an emphasis on local everyday life. We offer four dedicated pathways of study in these specific areas: gender, sexuality and embodiment; animals, nature and the environment; popular culture; and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities is about digital technologies and their role in society and culture. Using digital tools in the study of humanities and social science prepares students to think critically about technology, and offers essential skills for success in today’s digital workplace. Graduates gain the skills needed to work in new media and digital industries, especially ones requiring a blend of analytical and technical aptitude.

Do you enjoy reading and writing? Novels, plays, short stories, poetry and non-fiction help shape and reflect our identities and culture. Studying literature opens up worlds beyond our experience. It also helps us understand and question our own environment. English students develop skills in research, interpretation, analysis and writing. Graduates work in journalism, law, communications, publications and creative writing.

European and European Union Studies (EU Studies)
European and European Union Studies looks at the institutional, legal, political, economic, and social aspects of the integration process of the EU as well as the languages and cultures of Europe. Graduates work in foreign affairs, international trade and development, government service, the business sector, tourism, law, non-government and not-for-profit organisations, and in private multinational companies where European interests are significant.

History is a big subject, at the very heart of the humanities. Everything has a history, and every history can be challenged by a fresh mind. Students who study History will gain the skills to analyse complex evidence, present evidence-based arguments and put things in perspective. Career opportunities are vast including media, heritage, politics, public policy, teaching, and advertising.

Human Services
Human Services is a discipline that involves analysing, critiquing and debating the contexts, activities, structure and organisation of human service organisations and professions. A degree in Human services opens the door to a range of positions in local, national, and global human service agencies, including in the third sector (not-for-profit organisations or NGOs) and government departments.

Are killer drones immoral? What about genetic engineering? Should rich countries give substantially more in overseas aid? These are a few of the questions that are studied in UC Philosophy classes. Philosophy teaches you how to think about such questions rationally, carefully, and clearly. Graduates have gone on to become policy analysts, lawyers, web developers, teachers, business, and much more.

Languages and Social Sciences
Learning about influential languages and cultures is advantageous for many careers around the world as graduates are increasingly required to be culturally competent, globally aware, and ready to work internationally. Languages are a great complement to other Arts subjects and offer students many opportunities to take their degree overseas for internships or exchanges. 

At UC we teach Chinese, French, GermanJapaneseRussian, and Spanish for absolute beginners or on a more advanced level.

Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It addresses questions relating to the structure of language, how and why languages differ, the acquisition of language, and the relationship between language and society. Studying Linguistics prepares you for any profession that requires skills in analytical thinking, problem solving, critical thinking, and written and oral expression.

Media and Commuication
Media and Communication examines the influence and impact of the media, including the profound shifts in communication that new information technologies have enabled. The subject emphasises understanding communication within its social context, drawing on both the humanities and social sciences. Media and Communication courses are an excellent preparation for a career in a communication industry or profession, from the news media to marketing or government communication. 

Māori and Indigenous Studies, Te Reo Māori and Māori Innovation.
Te Ao Māori moves fast and Māori Studies has to keep up. This broad subject seeks to understand the culture, knowledge, and philosophies of Māori and indigenous peoples and their economic, political, and social realities. Our te reo Māori programme is designed for both those just starting their journey and those with existing te reo Māori knowledge. Inspiring, challenging and encouraging students is why we are here. Make the most of real-world experiences with Te Ao Māori through the Māui Lab, relax at a number of Aotahi events, and be supported in your studies. We are also proposing a new applied undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Māori Innovation, primarily designed for students with employment within the Iwi or Māori sextor *
*Subject to New Zealand Universities CUAP approval.

MusicOur School of Music has revamped their Bachelor of Music (MusB), introducing a new major in Creative Music Technology. This will be the fourth major to choose from, alongside Composition, Performance, and Music Studies. The revised MusB is innovative and future-focussed, with a high degree of flexibility, including the option of a double major. It is a specialist degree for those who want to concentrate all, or nearly all, of their studies on Music. The subject Music within a Bachelor of Arts offers flexibility to combine music study with other subjects. Come along to this session to find out more.

Political Science and International RelationsIf you are interested in the world around you and how to make a difference in your community, locally, nationally, or internationally, then Political Science and International Relations at UC is the course for you. Studying POLS helps you address complex social problems like health and environment policy, peace, security or human rights. Graduates gain skills in analysis and problem solving as citizens and community leaders, for work in a wide range of exciting careers in international, national or local political institutions including the UN, aid organisations, human security or urban planning. Many students also study POLS with Law, Business, Geography or Journalism.

Sociologists investigate the structure of societies, organisations and groups. Courses in sociology deal with subjects as diverse as crime and justice, cities, religion, social movements, death, migration, and much more. If you are interested in how the modern world came to be the way it is, what is happening and why, and what alternatives are possible, then Sociology is for you.




Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora | College of Education, Health and Human Development

There are many exciting and rewarding careers in the Education and Health sectors that require well-educated and skilled practitioners. If you are inspired by the world around you and want to make a difference in the lives of young people and your community, then start your journey with us.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Education) BA: 3 years full time
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences BHSc: 3 years full time
  • Bachelor of Sport Coaching BSpC: 3 years full time
  • Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) BTchLn(Early Childhood): 3 years full time      
  • Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) BTchLn (Primary): 3 years full time
  • Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership BYCL: 3 years full time
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) GradDipTchLn(EC): 1 year full time
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary or Secondary) GradDipTchLn: 1 year full time
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary or Secondary) PGDipTchLn: 1 year full time

Staff will be on hand to answer all your questions on studying in the College of Education, Health and Human Development. Visit the Education plinth in Rehua.

Early Childhood Teacher EducationWorking in early childhood education will offer you a challenging and rewarding career. You will enhance the lives of infants, toddlers and young children, and provide support for whānau in the important task of parenting/caregiving. The early years of a child’s life have a critical impact on their lifelong development; high-quality learning experiences within those years lay the foundations for later learning.

Primary Teacher EducationTeaching at primary level allows you to discover the potential of each child. As a primary teacher, you will engage children in future-focused learning through a range of curriculum areas and through a commitment to bicultural practices in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will support children in Years 1 to 8 (ages 5 to 13) to develop their skills and knowledge and prepare them for a changing world.

Secondary Teacher EducationWhat are your passions in life and who were the people who supported you on those journeys? As a Secondary teacher, you will be able to teach one or more subjects that you are passionate about and inspire your students. At UC you will study professional and educational studies, curriculum studies and have practice placements to develop your skills and gain experience.

Sport Coaching and Physical Education
Sport Coaching graduates are motivated and passionate leaders, who inspire others and are committed to success. They are equipped with key skills employers are looking for, not just in sport, recreation or athlete development, but in everything from people development and motivation in business environments, to events and corporate management.

Education in the BALearning is something that we do every day, and it can be in applied in settings ranging from classrooms to the workplace to sport and gaming. Students of Education gain a thorough understanding of human development across the whole lifespan and of teaching and learning processes. A breadth of study takes you from discussing sociological perspectives and social justice issues in education to exploring inclusive education, adult learning, adolescent wellbeing, and more.

Health SciencesHealth Sciences students are passionate about getting involved in their communities and improving the health of the population. Healthcare delivery is becoming more person-centered and focused on wellness and prevention. Health Sciences at UC provides students with a non-clinical degree and a multidisciplinary introduction to important health issues such as: measuring health and disease in populations; environmental health; health education; Māori and indigenous health; psychology; public health; society and policy.

Youth and Community Leadership
Become a resilient and agile leader in a changing world, qualified to lead yourself and others toward beneficial social change. Studying youth and community leadership offers an innovative learning pathway for anyone interested in working with young people, the community, global humanitarian organisations or as social entrepreneurs. Throughout your studies, you will explore issues of social justice, equity, innovation and social and cultural sustainability in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.


Te Rāngai Pūkaha | College of Engineering 

The College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha offers innovative degree programmes tailored to careers in the real world, with study options in various different types of Engineering, along with Product Design, Forestry Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Financial Engineering and Computer Science. UC also has close links with companies involved in Christchurch’s regeneration, and offers a unique opportunity for students to work alongside them and be part of reshaping a new, vibrant city. Talk to us about where a career in Engineering could take you.

  • Bachelor of Engineering BE(Hons)                 4 years full time
  • Bachelor of Product Design BProdDesign        3 years full time
  • Bachelor of Forestry Science BForSc              4 years full time

Forestry Science 
The Bachelor of Forestry Science (BForSc) is a professional degree offered by the New Zealand School of Forestry. It is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares our graduates for managing forest resources by combining the study of core science courses with management, commerce, and technologies.

Computer Science and Software EngineeringComputer Science and Software Engineering are about designing computer systems to help people do their work efficiently and effectively. When people think of Computer Science and Software Engineering they often simply think of programming, but there are many more aspects to it including communication and networks, security, graphics, software engineering methodologies, web computing, information systems, operating systems, performance evaluation, computer languages and artificial intelligence

Chemical and Process Engineering
Chemical and process engineers transform raw materials into processed, marketable products by chemical, physical or biological means. They take science experiments performed in the laboratory and operate them on a commercial scale, taking into account economics, safety and sustainability. Others are involved in the research and development of new products and processes, such as those in nanotechnology, biotechnology or advanced materials.

Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering covers vital aspects of modern life: from the provision of safe drinking water and the development of efficient transportation systems, to creating infrastructure with the ability to withstand powerful forces from earthquakes, wind and waves. Both disciplines focus on providing people with a reliable, safe, sustainable and modern environment to live in.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering will give you the power to change the world. From providing clean, efficient energy to controlling digital data, from global communication to nanotechnologies, from robotics to entertainment, the future is being created by Electrical and Computer engineers today. 

Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science and Financial EngineeringMathematics, Statistics, Data Science & Financial Engineering are all offered as part of a Bachelor of Science (BSc). This session will provide an overview of each subject area, study pathways and career opportunities.


Mathematics is a living subject with new processes, techniques, and theories constantly being devised, tested, and explored. Mathematicians are at the forefront of breakthroughs in science, technology, and finance.


Statistics is the profession associated with making meaningful sense of data. Study and employment opportunities range from statistical theory to its application in biology, medicine, the social sciences, engineering, physics and economics.

Data Science

Data Science combines mathematics, computing, technology innovation and practical results. You will study at the forefront of modern practices and issues in the digital world, including ethics and security of data, strategy development and statistical programming.

Financial Engineering

Financial engineering combines financial and economic theory with the mathematical and computational tools needed to design and develop financial products, portfolios, markets and regulations. Financial engineers manage financial risk, identify market opportunities, design and value financial or actuarial products, and optimise investment strategies.

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineers design and develop everything that is moving or has moving parts – from airplanes to wind turbines to dishwashers, as well as everything from macroscopic (large) down to nanoscopic (very small). Mechanical engineers are systematic thinkers with a sense of social responsibility that leads them to constantly seek better ways of doing things.

Mechatronics Engineering
Mechatronics is the field behind “smart products and systems” that increasingly dominate many aspects of our lives. It sits at the intersection of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and combines sensors, software, and motors to create innovative and amazing new devices.

Product Design
Product Design combines creative design, science, engineering and business studies. Product designers plan and develop items for use in homes, businesses and industry. From creating a new lightweight kayak or a phone app to formulating natural cosmetics, studying product design will prepare you for a wide range of occupations. Study Applied Immersive Game Design; Chemical Formulation Design ; or Industrial Product Design.

Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science

UC’s College of Science is a place of wonder, discovery and innovation. Here you’ll find like-minded people, leading researchers to mentor you, state-of-the-art facilities and challenging, rewarding degrees – some which are unique in Australasia.

Come along to Open Day 2021 and find out about our science degrees and the wide range of exciting subjects you can study – from Astronomy and Medicinal Chemistry to Environmental Science and Psychology.  Learn about the future of science and career opportunities on offer. Tour our new buildings and labs and meet our staff and students.

Tour Ernest Rutherford and Beatrice Tinsley buildings in the science precinct. Enjoy self-guided tours of the labs, demonstrations and interactive displays. Our lecturers will be on hand to showcase the facilities, talk about the courses they teach and exciting research underway at UC, and answer any questions you have.

Our undergarduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science  BSc                                                       3 years full time
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology  BSLP(Hons)        4 years full time

Our staff will be on hand to answer all your questions with our lecturers available over the day in the Ernest Rutherford science building or come and see us at the science stand in the Info Hub.


Ernest Rutherford building in the science precinct will be open all day for self-guided tours of the labs and interactive displays. Staff and students will be on hand to showcase our labs, provide demonstrations and answer questions.


Science Information Sessions

Going to Open Day? Into science? Come along to one of our info sessions and find out more about your favourite areas of science or explore a new one. Open Day Info Sessions:

Bachelor of Science
A Bachelor of Science (BSc) at UC is your first step to a career in science, it can open doors to many other careers too. A BSc has lots of subjects to choose from, exposes you to new ideas and technologies, and gives you the skills and tools you’ll need to understand and influence the world around you. 

Come along to this info session and find out how to get the most out of your BSc degree. We’ll explain how the degree works and how to structure it. We’ll introduce you to the 19 ‘major’ subjects on offer and discuss how to incorporate additional ‘minor’ subjects so you can build a degree that suits your individual interests and ambitions. 

You’ll also learn about the knowledge and skills you’ll gain and the careers opportunities for BSc graduates and where it can lead you.

Bachelor of Data Science
The Bachelor of Data Science (BDataSc) prepares students to analyse and interpret data, inform decision-making and forecast trends. It is a practical, work-focused degree developed in response to industry demand, to deliver graduates who know how to work with data responsibly, can extract information and value from data to inform decision making and use specialised computational and statistical techniques for data analysis. In this session you will find out more about the range of specialised majors you can choose to suit your particular interest, including biology, computing, geography, health and linguistics.

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons)
As demand for the planet’s limited resources grows, so does the need for people who understand the environment and how to protect it. The Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours (BEnvSci (Hons)) is a career-focused degree that will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to solve environmental and global sustainability challenges.  The degree is unique with an interdisciplinary, quantitative, and bicultural approach to environmental science and includes work-based learning courses and placements. Help governments, whānau, hapū, iwi, industries and communities solve complex problems and make good decisions for our environment – now and in the future.

Antarctic Studies
Antarctica is the world’s highest, coldest and most isolated continent. If you’ve ever dreamed of going there, a degree or knowledge in Antarctic studies is the place to start. An in-depth knowledge of Antarctic issues and its effect on the world’s climate and ocean currents can be useful in many careers including science, politics, tourism, education, and law. 

AstronomyAstronomy and astrophysics study the nature and distribution of matter and radiation throughout all time and space in the Universe. It’s helping us answer some of life’s biggest mysteries and is an exciting field with many amazing and unexpected discoveries being made. If you’re curious about the unknown try astronomy – who knows what you’ll discover!

Biology is the study of all living things – from molecules and cells to individual organisms, populations and even entire ecosystems. Biology graduates are sought after for their ability to innovate and solve complex problems. They can use their knowledge of the living world to develop disease-resistant crops, conserve threatened species, produce new antibiotics and vaccines, grow transplant organs, and more.

ChemistryChemistry shows us how things work at an atomic and molecular level and is essential to all areas of science. Chemistry is a fascinating field with lots of career options – from pharmaceuticals, medicine and product development to energy and the environment. It’s helping improve the world through new materials, medicines, technologies and understanding.

Data Science
Data Science combines mathematics, statistics, computing, technology innovation, and practical results. You will study at the forefront of modern practices and issues in the digital world, including etchics and security of data, strategy development, and statistical programming. As a BSc student, you'll investigate the big issues confronting our planet including climate change, human health and diseases, the global water crises, food security, enviromental protection, and much more.

Environmental Science
Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment –incorporating its structure and functioning, and our interactions with it. Environmental science graduates are in demand for their ability to identify, monitor and solve a variety of problems associated with the environment. They use robust, scientific evidence to help governments, industries and communities make good decisions for our environment.

Geology investigates the formation of geological features and earth building process. Geologists are increasingly in demand to study and evaluate geological hazards and discover natural resources. As a geologist you could help search for water or mineral deposits; assess risks of volcanic eruptions or earthquakes; measure environmental effects of resource extraction; and more.

Geography is about people, places and environments. It prepares you to find innovative solutions to problems faced by society such as climate change, poverty, sustainability, health and inequality. A geography degree develops a valuable set of skills—research, data analysis, enhanced ability to synthesize different views and complex information—that are transferable to a range of careers.

Medicinal Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry is the branch of chemistry that underpins drug discovery and development. It is the link between lab-based synthetic chemistry and the real world of health care, prescription medicines and pharmaceuticals. As a medicinal chemistry student you will learn the entire process of drug design and be equipped for a career in pharmaceutical science. The overall focus of the programme is on understanding drug action, linking structure to function, and how drugs interact in an organism. You will also gain an understanding of intellectual property and ethics, and learn how to correlate science with societal needs.

PhysicsPhysics aims to understand the behaviour of matter and energy from the scale of subatomic particles to the universe. It’s an incredibly exciting time to study physics. Research in physics over the past 20 years has led to significant advances in everything from cancer treatments and life-saving MRI scanners, to computers, GPS and protecting the ozone layer.

PsychologyPsychology is the scientific study of human and other animal behaviour and associated biological, cognitive and social processes. It’s a rapidly developing field with advances in neuro-imaging and molecular biology rapidly enhancing our understanding of how the brain works. An understanding of psychology is useful on a personal level and in many careers including science, business, engineering and marketing.

Speech and Language PathologySpeech-language therapy is the treatment, support and care of people who have difficulties with communication or swallowing. This may include difficulties with speech, language and cognition (thought processes), or physical processes. Speech-language therapists are professionals educated in the study of human communication, how it develops and the many differences and difficulties that children and adults experience. 


Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School 

Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School offers a range of internationally recognised qualifications that prepare you for life in the fast-paced and dynamic business world. Our flexible BCom allows you to combine 12 majors and 13 minors in commerce with non-commerce subjects to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations. You’ll gain core business skills, an innovative and entrepreneurial outlook, and practical experiences that will help you to stand out in the job market. Our undergraduate options are:

  • Bachelor of Commerce BCom 3 years full time
  • Certificate in Commerce CertCom 6 months full time
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce GradDipCom 12 months full time

Staff will be on hand to answer all your questions on studying in the UC Business School. Visit the Business plinth in the Info Hub. (Map E4)

Bachelor of Commerce (Overview and opportunities)
Business is a diverse and exciting field of study with practical applications to the world we live and work in. In this session you’ll learn about our 14 BCom majors, study tours and exchanges, and explore opportunities for students in the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship and UC Trading Room.

Business Postgrad Options
Are you a current student, studied before or looking at what professional development options there are for you? Our Business Postgrad session looks at what options are available for you in your future study to help you find the best fit for your needs.

Accounting and TaxationAccounting covers a range of practices and theories from auditing to financial accounting, and taxation to risk management. Accountants assess and report on financial information to provide insight for business owners and managers to make organisational decisions. They understand the importance of taxation and legislation in the redistribution of wealth and corporate social responsibility.

Centre for Entrepreneuship
The UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) provides a dedicated, student-focused space where ideas and innovation can flourish, stimulating the development of entrepreneurs through a combination of research, teaching and community engagement.

  • UCE is also open for visitors from 10am – 2pm (Map G3)

Economics and FinanceEconomics looks at how people behave and the reasons behind the choices they make. While Finance examines the acquisition and allocation of financial resources, enabling firms or investors to plan for the future. Studying Economics and Finance at UC puts you in a unique position to observe Aotearoa New Zealand’s fastest growing regional economy in action.

Information SystemsBusiness technology, digital media and e-commerce are leading the way in creating new and innovative products and services. Learn how to use our growing access to information, information systems and digital technology to work smarter, faster and achieve strategic business goals. Studying Information Systems prepares you to be both tech and business savvy and can lead to many exciting careers.

International Business
Aotearoa New Zealand organisations are becoming increasingly globalised and need well-prepared graduates able to operate with confidence in the international business environment. An International Business major provides the opportunity to gain skills relevant for conducting business in a global, multicultural economy.

Management involves creating organisational performance. People in a variety of roles practise management. Some are line managers and executives who manage teams and systems, others manage specific functions or processes in an organisation.  This session includes our majors in Human Resource Management, Management and Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Strategy and EntrepreneurshipThe study of Strategy and Entrepreneurship examines aspects of setting up, running and growing a business venture as well as the fundamental process of making decisions to generate profit and provide overall direction to an enterprise.

Marketing and Tourism

This session covers our subjects of Marketing and the more specialist area of Tourism Marketing and Management. . Marketing goes beyond advertising and sales pitches. It is the analysis of customer needs and design of goods or services to meet buyer expectations. Tourism Marketing and Management explores the growth of the contemporary tourism industry, and its vast impact on a country’s economy, environment, culture, residents, and on tourists themselves.


Te Kura Ture | School of Law 

By studying Law or Criminal Justice, you will gain a better understanding of the rules that govern our daily lives and understand the processes undertaken by our criminal justice system. Talk to us about how you can get the most out of studying at Te Kura Ture | School of Law. Our undergraduate options are:

  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice BCJ         3 years full time
  • Bachelor of Laws                 LLB         4 years full time

Criminal JusticeCriminal Justice looks at the criminal justice process and the treatment of offenders and victims. It is a multi-disciplinary field of study which seeks to draw together elements of many areas, including policing, developmental and abnormal psychology, criminal law and procedure, sentencing and the treatment of convicted offenders. Criminology, which forms a subset of topics within Criminal Justice, primarily focuses on the theory and sociology of crime and is often less concerned with practical issues.

LawAs a Law student, you will learn how to think critically, analyse complex facts and issues, and persuade by logical argument. You will gain a comprehensive grounding in working with statutes, cases and other legal material, and gain deeper understanding about the law in its wider social, political and historical contexts. The LLB is the degree you need to practise as a lawyer in Aotearoa | New Zealand.