Scan the QR code using the  NZ COVID Tracer app when you enter campus.

Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all courses available at all campuses or each year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

Fees calculator

Get an estimation of the fees payable for your chosen study programme.

Estimate fees

Workload tool

Determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.

Estimate workload


Details you need to know about the structure, courses and requirements for this programme.

View regulations

Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics) structure

You may know you have an interest in Mathematics but you are unsure about what courses might complement this interest or lead on to a second major, or minor. The following list provides possible choices for interests in Education, Philosophy, Sociology or Statistics to help with planning your first year of study. A usual full-time workload for first year is eight courses; four courses in Semester One, and four courses in Semester Two.

You should take:
230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand
230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking
160.101 Calculus 1
160.102 Linear Mathematics

Choose three electives from:
134.101 Knowledge and Reality
134.104 Practical Ethics
161.120 Intro Statistics
161.130 Intro Biostatistics
172.131 Language and Communication
176.101 Intro to Sociology
176.102 New Zealand Society
176.104 Identity and Culture in NZ
254.101 Social and Cultural Studies in NZ
275.102 Human Development

This is not an exhaustive list of options and you can search for courses in other interest areas e.g. Business via the course search webpage.


All 100-level Mathematics courses presuppose some experience in the subject.

For 160.102 students are expected to have passed 160.105, 160.103 or 160.132 or have obtained at least 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus or its equivalent. Students enrolling in 160.101 should have at least 16 externally assessed credits in Mathematics at level 3 of NCEA, or a pass in 160.105, 160.103 or 160.132, or its equivalent.

Major requirements

A major in Mathematics consists of 135 credits (nine courses)

Minor requirements

160.102 or 160.132 (unless exempted for prerequisite purposes), 160.101 (or 160.133) (or at least one of 160.101 or 160.102); 45 credits from courses with 160.2XX and 160.3XX, with at least 15 credits at 300-level.

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Note: Not all courses will be offered in all modes or across all campuses in any given year.

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey