Qualification
Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code OP702032

Are you interested in culture, society and the arts, and how people make sense of their place in a changing world? The Bachelor of Arts in Humanities will provide you with interdisciplinary knowledge in a number of areas including history, art history, philosophy and classical studies. Based on internationally recognised courses from Open University UK, you will gain a broad knowledge of humanities and the arts in a variety of contexts from Europe to New Zealand. You will also learn how to think critically, research effectively, interpret complex issues and communicate clearly. 

New Students

From 23 October 2016 we are no longer accepting new student enrolments in the Bachelor of Arts (Humanities).



  • Level 7  
    Credits 360 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $13,140 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

New Students

From 23 October 2016 we are no longer accepting new student enrolments in the Bachelor of Arts (Humanities).

Existing Students

If you started studying this version of the Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) OP702032 with Open Polytechnic from October 2012 you can continue to enrol in this qualification but must complete all required courses by Trimester 3, 2022.. Please continue to enrol in your next courses as normal from the ‘choose courses’ tab.

If you began studying this qualification before 11 September 2012, please click here to view enrolment information.

Please be assured that while Open Polytechnic will no longer be offering this qualification, it will continue to be recognised by NZQA, employers and industry.

Completing your courses

We will be progressively closing individual courses for enrolment until we stop offering the degree completely. Please note below the final trimesters we will be offering the following compulsory courses:   

Course 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

74104

Trimester 1 Trimester 1        

74105

Trimester 2 Trimester 2        
74106

Trimester 2 Trimester 2 Trimester 1      
74109
(20 credit course)
Trimester 1 Trimester 1 Trimester 1      
74210
(60 credit course)

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

 
74307
(60 credit course)

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will:

  • have a deepened understanding of human culture, society, creativity and belief
  • be able to apply your interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to specific cultural, social and work contexts
  • be able to use your analytical skills to develop arguments and support judgements and views with appropriate evidence.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a broad range of roles which require critical thinking, research skills and the ability to communicate clearly.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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