What can I Study in New Zealand?

What can I Study in New Zealand?

What can I study in New Zealand as an international student is a question that always comes to mind when you prepare to go New Zealand for higher study. Here you will find available degrees in New Zealand for international students.

Bachelor’s Degree:

The nominal length of a bachelor’s degree is usually 3 years, requiring a total of 360 credits from levels 5 to 7, with at least 72 credits in 7th level. The name Bachelor’s degrees awarded usually refer to the program taken, such as Bachelor of Accountancy or Bachelor of Social Work etc. It is also possible to take a ‘conjoint’ programme, during which two bachelor’s programmes with subjects in common are completed over 4 years, and the student is awarded two degrees.

Bachelor Honors’ Degree:

A bachelor Honors’ Degree may be either a 480 credits degree with nominal duration of 4 years, or a discrete 120 credits degree of 1 year following a 3 year bachelor’s degree. It has a minimum of 120 credits at level 8, with a research component that represents 30 credits at that level. An honors’ programme includes more detailed study of the student’s major.

Master’s Degree:

A master’s degree can be obtain after a 2-year postgraduate and/or research programme, with a 3-year bachelor’s programme as an admission requirement. The admission requirement for master’s programmes of fewer than 240 credits is usually a Bachelor Honors’ Degree, or a Bachelor’s degree with relevant work experience.


All New Zealand universities provide programmes up to and including doctorate level. To qualify for admission, candidates must have completed an honors’ bachelor or have a research master’s in a relevant subject. A doctoral degree takes an average of 3 to 4 years of study and research to complete and normally consists of 360 credits (level 10).

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