Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities, and Information and Library Studies)

Qualification code OP702072

This double major will give you essential skills for a career in information services. You will gain an understanding of the rapidly changing role of libraries and information organisations, learn critical thinking skills and acquire the knowledge necessary for a role in the information profession. Upon completion of this qualification, you will be able to research effectively, interpret complex issues and communicate clearly. You will also study history, literary studies, philosophy, art history and classical studies as part of the humanities component of this degree. 

This qualification is recognised by LIANZA (Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) for the purposes of professional registration.


Abigail Willemse - Information Specialist and Bachelor of Arts (Humanities, Information and Library Studies)

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  • Level 7  
    Credits 400 
  • 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 $14,600 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2017 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.

Qualification update

This qualification has been revised. If you began studying this qualification before 11 September 2012, please click here to view the old structure and enrolment information.

From 2011, 73213 Research Methods and Interpretation has been added as a major course at Level 6 to fulfil the professional registration requirements of LIANZA.

Graduate profile

As a graduate of this double major, you will:

  • be skilled in critical analysis, argument and expression
  • be able to analyse texts and their contexts and apply their knowledge to interdisciplinary study in the arts
  • have a broad knowledge of the Humanities
  • be able to draw on knowledge of the traditional underpinnings of librarianship and apply these to 
    contemporary contexts
  • be adept at using information technology
  • be able to demonstrate broad subject knowledge with an arts focus
  • have a strong understanding of the New Zealand context and the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi.

You will also be equipped to work in a range of careers, including management, human resource management, marketing, teaching, policy analysis, heritage conservation and library and information management.

Key dates

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

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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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