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Bachelor of Arts (Education)

Massey University
3 years
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Palmerston North
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Program description

Embrace learning and diversity

Pursue your passion for education with Massey’s Bachelor of Arts (Education).

What is it Like?

The Massey BA (Education) delivers skills and strategies for learning, from the sociological to the philosophical. You’ll explore the developmental and cultural factors that influence approaches to learning, and gain transferable skills that will serve you personally and professionally.

Expand your skillset

A BA (Education) will develop your ability to analyse, articulate and disseminate ideas that incorporate a range of viewpoints. You’ll engage with the research that examines how we learn, what we learn, and how we transform that learning into action.

Explore your interests

The range of issues in education is vast, yet you’ll be able to explore topics of your choice in depth. Whatever inspires you, a major in education gives you access to a wide range of learning experiences to hone your abilities and enable you to engage positively in any context.

Your qualification options

Please note that the Bachelor of Arts (Education) does not qualify you to be a teacher in New Zealand. If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification.


A Bachelor of Arts (Education) provides the foundation for a range of careers in areas such as policy, professional practice, management and teaching. Our graduates can be found in many industries working as:

  • Health professionals
  • Professional educators/teachers
  • Expert administrators
  • Management executives
  • Network administrators
  • Sales and marketing managers

Bachelor of Arts (Education) structure

Your major in Education will give you the chance to take a wide range of courses looking at the mainstays of educational policy and practice. You will begin your major with two 100-level courses: ‘An Introduction to Social and Cultural Studies in Education’, and ‘Human Development’. Both courses are compulsory for a major in Education.

When you have completed these you will begin to look at the more advanced areas of education. This includes courses on history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology of education. You can also take courses on human development and education research methods.

A major in Educational consists of 135 credits (nine courses).

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Massey University

Massey University is one of New Zealand's largest universities with more than 34,000 students studying across three vibrant campuses. We welcome more than 4,400 international students from more than 100 countries each year. We also have a growing number of...

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