Bachelor of Arts (Information and Library Studies)


Closed to new enrolments

Entry requirements

You must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the programme and have one of the following:

  • New Zealand University Entrance (visit for details).
  • Passes in New Zealand certificate/diploma qualifications/courses considered appropriate by the programme leader.
  • An overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to either of the above by the 
    programme leader.

International students

You can study this programme part time if you’re an international student living in New Zealand. You will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit. 

International students living overseas cannot enrol in Open University U.K. courses

Find out about the special conditions and fees which you’ll need to meet

English language

English is the language of study at Open Polytechnic. You will need to be able to read and write well in English so that you can understand course materials and also submit written assessments. There are criteria that must be met if English is not your first language. Find out more about English language requirements or contact us.

Computer and internet requirements

This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.