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Take your study to the next level
With a Massey conjoint Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science you can complete two different degrees simultaneously and enjoy the benefits of both.
The Bachelor of Arts will make you a responsible, world-conscious citizen. You’ll apply your knowledge and transferable skills to real-life scenarios. Prepare to become a free and original thinker who will lead Aotearoa New Zealand into the future and help solve some of the world’s big problems.
With the Bachelor of Science you’ll learn the quantitative skills that employers are looking for across a wide range of industries and science-related organisations. You’ll gain a broad scientific education while also studying one or more specialist areas in depth.
Full-time students can complete the conjoint Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences in four years, instead of the six years it would normally take for two separate degrees. Part-time students are allowed 10 years to complete.
You’ll learn from some of the top science researchers and arts practitioners in the world, and get to use some of the best facilities in New Zealand.
With loads of majors to choose from in both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, you’ll have many choices to create your ideal undergraduate qualification. With this choice and flexibility you can follow your interests and delve deeply into multiple subjects. You’ll also develop amazing time management skills!
With a conjoint Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences you’ll take on a rewarding but challenging four-year degree, studying for two degrees concurrently. You’ll have to work harder than your peers but you’ll walk away with double the benefits.
Your conjoint bachelor’s degree will give you far greater opportunities than a single degree. Combining two degrees will enhance your employability and give you a competitive edge in the job market. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary for success in science, local and central government, horticulture, education, agriculture, psychology and many more areas.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
There are no specific entry requirements for this programme, outside of university admission regulations.
If you have already started the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, in order to transfer into this conjoint programme, you must meet the following requirements:
You will submit verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey.
To study this programme you must meet Massey University's English language standards.
It is recommended students studying science will have a good background in at least one of mathematics, biology, physics or chemistry depending on your major choice in the BSc component.
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:
If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses and programmes that may help.
From the Schedule to the Bachelor of Arts including:
BA elective courses
From the Schedule to the Bachelor of Science including:
BSc elective courses
This is an achievement-based qualification. This means there are regulations around your completion of courses before progressing your enrolment in the programme.
Attend contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.
See ‘Courses for this programme’ below for schedules of courses.
You should normally choose about half your credits for each year from each degree.
If you are full-time in your first year you should enrol for a total of eight courses (120 credits), including the 100-level courses required for the BA and BSc subjects they intend to study at 200-level. Generally, your eight courses should include four courses from each of the BA and BSc degrees. Be careful to select the conjoint degree from the list rather than the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science.
In your second year you will need to take nine courses, so that by the end of the year you have passed at least 255 credits.
In your third year you will normally take a combination of 200- and 300-level courses which will allow you to complete your 300-level requirements in your fourth year.
Please note, once you are enrolled in the conjoint programme, you must:
The BA part of the qualification consists of 255 credits (17 courses) to be made up of:
You must obtain at least 45 additional credits (three courses) from courses in the BA Schedule B or C excluding courses with a prefix of 121, 160, 161.You may include courses with prefixes 121, 160, and 161 in the BA component only if they are listed on the schedule for a major in Environmental Studies, Mathematics or Statistics, and only if you are enrolled in that major.
The BSc component must be completed with a major and consists of 255 credits (17 courses) from Schedule A and B of the BSc Schedule as follows:
A recommended structure for the conjoint degree is shown below:
Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.
There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.
Current and returning Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.
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Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.
If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.
You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.
Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.
You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.
You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.
When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:
Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.
More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.
You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!
If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.
Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).
You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.
Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.
There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.
The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.
The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:
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Electives are courses that are not compulsory. Certain guidelines are usually provided on courses you may take. Elective courses contribute to the programme, but not to your major or specialisation.
Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.
For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.
In some cases the programme or specialisation you enrolled in may be no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.
There are a number of scholarships available for new and current students. They could relate to your situation, achievement or interest.