New Zealand

top General Information


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Institution Funding



Founded 1873 as Canterbury College, became Canterbury University College 1933 and acquired present title 1957. Incorporated Christchurch College of Education 2007.

Academic Year

March to November (March-June; July-November)

Admission Requirements

New Zealand citizens, acceptable grades in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA); international students, equivalent or by admission ad eundem statum (by equivalent qualification)



top Officers

Head : Rod Carr

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Alan Hayward

Job title:Registrar/Director of University Services

International Relations Officer : Bob Kirk

Job title:Deputy Vice-Chancellor

top Divisions

College : Arts

Fields of study:American Studies, Anthropology, Austronesian and Oceanic Languages, Chinese, Classical Languages, Cultural Studies, Education, English, Film, Fine Arts, French, Gender Studies, German, Health Sciences, History, Japanese, Journalism, Linguistics, Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Religious Studies, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre

College : Business and Economics

Fields of study:Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Management

College : Education

Fields of study:Education

College : Engineering

Fields of study:Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Forestry, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Statistics

College : Science

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Disorders, Geography, Geology, Physics, Psychology

School : Forestry

Fields of study:Forestry

School : Law

Fields of study:Law

School : Music

Fields of study:Fine Arts, Music

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor Honours Degree

Master's Degree

Doctoral Degree


Postgraduate qualifications (including B(Hons) degrees) require an undergraduate degree with a major in the same field of study

top Academic Periodicals


Canterbury French Monographs

Canterbury Law Review

History Today

New Zealand Natural Sciences Review

Research Report, Department of Mathematics

Sound Ideas (Journal of the School of Music)

Main Press

Canterbury University Press

Updated on 31-08-2011