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Undergraduate subject


12 October 2023
Education focuses on three core areas: learning, child and adolescent development and health, and social and cultural studies.




Learning is something we do every day. It happens in more places than the classroom and includes community settings, the workplace, art, sport, and even gaming.

Studying Education will give you the knowledge to understand how human development and learning are shaped by the history and context of Aotearoa New Zealand, and the opportunities and challenges we face in designing inclusive and effective educational experiences for everyone.

If you wish to study to become a registered teacher, check out our Teacher Education qualifications.


What will my study involve?

  • Study from three broad themes, including learning, child and adolescent development, and social and cultural studies in education.
  • Education can be studied as a major or a minor and combined with many different degrees, so you are able to study Education alongside your other subject interests.



Education major

For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:




Education minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Psychological Science, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:



Career opportunities

Due to Education being a multidisciplinary field of study, it can lead to a range of career opportunities in and out of a classroom.

Career pathways could include:

  • curriculum/programme designer
  • community support officer
  • education advisor
  • educational psychologist.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Education.

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

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International Prospectus

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