Faculty of Education

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Education (BA(Hons))

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About the BA(Hons) in Education

Following on from a BA in Education, studying at Honours level encourages you to engage in critical and reflective analysis of many of the central issues facing education. Courses on offer cover areas such as education policy, research, Māori and indigenous education, pedagogy, educational psychology and curriculum and assessment topics. This qualification is awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first or second division) and Third Class Honours.

The BA(Hons) in Education is administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Students who have completed a BA in Education are also encouraged to consider the Faculty's new 180 point Master of Education as an alternative to the BA(Hons) in Education.

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Programme Requirements

  • 90 points from EPOL, EPSY, KURA 401-488, and
  • compulsory research project (EPOL, EPSY or KURA 489).

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Entry Requirements

A BA degree with a major in Education.

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Part-time: two years, four years.

Full-time: one year.

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For course information go to the Course Catalogue and search under the following subjects:

• For EPOL courses, select the subject Education Policy & Implementation

• For EPSY courses, select the subject Educational Psychology & Pedagogy

• For KURA courses, select the subject Education Māori Pasifika & Indigenous


EPOL 404 The Critically Reflexive Practitioner
EPOL 405 Curriculum: Theory, Research and Practice
EPOL 406 Contemporary Education Policy
EPOL 485 Special Topic: Advocacy, children’s and young people’s rights in contemporary society
EPOL 489 Research Paper in Education
EPSY 401 Research Methods in Education
EPSY 404 Diversity under Scrutiny: Theory and Practice
EPSY 405 Social and Emotional Development 
EPSY 406 Learning and Motivation
EPSY 486 Special Topic: Infant and Toddler Pedagogy
EPSY 489 Research Paper in Education
KURA 401 Research as Praxis: Indigenous Perspectives
KURA 403 Critical Pedagogies of Place
KURA 404 Education for the Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific
KURA 405 Education, Development and Change in Aotearoa
KURA 489 Research Paper in Education

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How To Find Out More

The BA(Hons) in Education is administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information contact:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Level 4, Murphy Building, Room 411
Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus
Phone: 04-463 5745
Email: fhss-enquiries@vuw.ac.nz
Website: www.victoria.ac.nz/fhss

The BA(Hons) in Education courses are taught by the Faculty of Education. For more information contact:

Student and Academic Services Office
Faculty of Education
Level 3, Tennant Block
Karori Campus
Phone: 04-463 9500
Email: education@vuw.ac.nz

For the latest information prior to enrolment, check the online Course Catalogue: www.victoria.ac.nz/home/catalogue

Email online at: www.victoria.ac.nz/enrol

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