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Undergraduate Study in Humanities

The Division of Humanities covers a broad range of subject areas and professional programmes, from Anthropology and Classics, to Media Studies and Pacific Islands Studies, to Social Work, Teaching and Law. You have a lot of great subjects and programmes to choose from!


Choose from a number of undergraduate qualifications in Arts, Music, Social Work, Education and Teaching, Law, and Theology.

Humanities subjects available

Here are the subjects available for all Humanities qualifications. Please note that students studying towards Commerce or Science qualifications can usually add a few Humanities papers to their degrees.

View a list of all Humanities subjects taught at Otago.

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Information on Humanities subjects

Find out more about Humanities subjects, what their requirements are and what career opportunities they might lead to.

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Interested in the Humanities Internship Practicum papers - HUMS301/HUMS401?

These papers give you the opportunity to gain valuable workplace skills while making useful connections with employers.

Find out more about the Humanities Internship Practicum.

Course advice and planning

If you need help to plan and structure your degree, our Advisers of Study in the Humanities Divisional Office can help. For more specific subject advice, our Academic Subject Advisers are there to help.

View contact details for Advisers of Study and Academic Subject Advisers in the Division.

Student Exchange

The Division of Humanities recognises and values the benefits of student exchange opportunities for Humanities students.

Find out more about the Otago Global Student Exchange programme

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About the Bachelor of Arts

A Bachelor of Arts will help you gain a range of very useful enduring skills such as proficiency in verbal and written communication, and analytical and problem solving skills. It will also give you the widest possible scope to enter almost any occupation.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Download a copy of the Bachelor of Arts prospectus. (PDF, 1.5MB)

Prospective International Students

Visit the International Office’s website for a range of helpful information

For study-related enquiries please complete the web enquiry form

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