University of Canterbury - Bachelor's Degree

University of Canterbury (UC) is located in Christchurch, New Zealand. UC offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees through its five colleges of Arts; Business and Law; Engineering; Science; and Education, Health and Human Development.

  • Average Tuition NZD 23,800

School Description

University of Canterbury (UC) is New Zealand's second oldest university, having been founded as Canterbury College in 1873 by scholars from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford. In the 1970's, UC moved to its current campus in the suburb of Ilam in Christchurch. In 2007, UC merged with the neighboring Christchurch College of Education to form one of the five colleges of UC.

University of Canterbury has over 14,000 students with 80 nationalities represented. It is made up of seven dimensions called UC7, that help prepare its students to change the world. These dimensions are: Academic, Support, Enterprise, Global, Active, Bicultural, and Community. UC has exchange programs in over 50 destinations around the world. The many partnerships that UC has with universities around the world allows international students to study part of their qualifications in their home country and part at UC. The university also has an event dedicated to incoming international students called 'International Welcome'; which is an event organised at the start of the semester for new international students can get helpful information concerning their studies and the city.

Bachelor Programs

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Childhood Education

    NZD 23,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Commerce

    NZD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Criminal Justice

    NZD 27,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Education

    NZD 23,300 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Engineering

    NZD 37,800 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Fine Arts

    NZD 27,600 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Forestry

    NZD 33,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage and develop forest areas for economic, recreational, and ecological purposes. Includes instruction in forest-related sciences, mapping, statistics, harvesting and production technology, natural resources management and economics, wildlife sciences, administration, and public relations.

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Health Science

    NZD 29,100 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Music

    NZD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Physical Education

    NZD 23,300 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • 20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

    Social Work

    NZD 27,600 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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  • QS Rankings (Global) 214
  • SchoolApply Ranking 390
  • Times World University Rankings 357
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 401

Facts

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 600

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    Established in 1873

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    The University of Canterbury has an extensive network of field stations in places that include the sub-Antarctic Snares Islands, Antarctica, and Nigeria, as part of the Nigeria Montane Forest Project.

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          • 2008-2010, Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

            Canterbury

            Thank you for all you have done for me. Hard work paid off. Stay up, learn, listen, achieve. E-Books should be cheaper is all I have to say besides "Thank You" You gave me the tools and now I am building my future with all that I learned, and I am still learning, I have passed the Brass Ring going for the GOLD. You are in control of your future, what's it going to be?

          • 1989-1994, Engineer's degreeEngineer's degree

            Canterbury Engineering School

            I have been fortunate to be able to work around the world as a Engineer in the oil and gas industry, including Asia ,India and the Middle East, and I feel the tools and training from Canterbury University gave me the basis I needed for a successful international Engineering career.

          • 2007-2014, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

            University with a heart

            I've spent a few years studying at Canterbury, and want to acknowledge the warm heart of the people at each campus. Despite the ups and downs of earthquakes and restructuring, University of Canterbury has been a place that helps you see the world differently.