Specialisations provide you with another opportunity to shape your qualification to your interests and needs. They can be used to broaden your knowledge, allow you to focus on an aspect related to your first major, or perhaps provide some cohesion to your elective papers in an area of interest to you. Specialisations meet all of the requirements for a qualification but provide for further specialisation in or beyond the major (bachelors degree), subject (honours or masters degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, postgraduate certificate, or postgraduate diploma) or field (undergraduate certificate or undergraduate diploma).
For more information and advice on how a specialisation might fit into your programme of study, talk to a Student Adviser in your Faculty or School of Studies.
Specialisations at degree level
Specialisations at degree level allow students to include complementary study within their overall programme of study. For example, including a language specialisation in a Bachelor of Tourism degree creates a specialised programme in the area of international tourism.
Specialisations available at degree level are:
Advanced Pedagogy BEd
Agribusiness BBA(Fin), BCMS, BMS, BSc and BSc(Tech)
Chinese Language BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour
Creative Writing BA and BMCT
Events Management BCS, BMS, BSpLS, BTour
French Language BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour
German Language BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour
Health Communication BCS, BMS
Management Education Abroad BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS and BTour
Japanese Language BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour
Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Tourism BTour
Science International BSc and BSc(Tech)
Spanish Language BA, BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour
Te Pūtaiao me ngā Take Māori BSc and BSc(Tech)
Te Reo Māori Language BBA(Fin), BCS, BECom, BMS and BTour
Specialisations at major or subject level
Specialisations at major or subject level allow students to focus in depth on a particular aspect of that subject. For example, within a Sport, Health and Human Performance major, specialisations in Applied Movement Sciences, Movement Cultures, or People, Movement and Professional Practices are available.
Specialisations available at major or subject level are listed under the subject entries in the Catalogue of Papers.
Specialisations at field level
Specialisations at field level allow students to focus in depth on a particular aspect of that field. For example, within a Diploma of Management, specialisations in Electronic Commerce, Financial Analysis, or Management Studies are available.
Specialisations available at field level are:
Electronic Commerce Cert(Mgt) and Dip(Mgt)
Financial Analysis Cert(Mgt) and Dip(Mgt)
Hospitality Management Dip(Tour)
Management Studies Cert(Mgt) and Dip(Mgt)
Tourism Management Dip(Tour)