The University of Canterbury

The University Of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury offers a stimulating range of courses, a vibrant campus environment with students from around the globe and a great student lifestyle. We host students from more than 60 countries and encourage them to enjoy not only their time at the University, but also the many cultural, social and recreational opportunities available in Christchurch and the South Island of New Zealand.

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    The University Of Canterbury Overview

    The University of Canterbury in Christchurch was founded by scholars from Oxford and Cambridge Universities in 1873. The University of Canterbury has an international reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. Its first (undergraduate) degrees and higher (postgraduate) programmes aim to foster intellectual independence, critical thinking, and professional excellence in every field.

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    • UC is the 1st New Zealand university to receive the prestigious QS 5-star rating for internationally renowned research and teaching.
    • UC is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, 214th in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2017.
    • UC is New Zealand’s second oldest university.
    • UC is in the top 100 in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering — and has 15 subjects ranked in the world’s top 200 by QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017.
    • UC is ranked in the world’s top 3% of universities and has a strong reputation for high-quality degrees, research active teaching staff, and world-class facilities.
    • UC is ranked first or second in New Zealand for research in 10 of 17 disciplines.


    • The University provides accommodation options for future and current students.
    • Provides different options for both first year and postgraduate students.

    The University Of Canterbury Campus Life

    The University Of Canterbury College Programs (Courses)

    Bachelor Of Science In Computer Science - The University Of Canterbury
    • Duration: 3 years full-time.
    • Venue: City Campus.
    • Intake: February, July.
    • Credits: 360 alternative credits
    • Languages: English
    Bachelor Of Laws (Llb) - The University Of Canterbury
    • Prestigious Law School founded in 1873.
    • High employment rates in stimulating, diverse careers.
    • Many legal textbooks are written by UC lecturers.
    • Guest lectures by Supreme Court judges and top international lawyers.
    • Law courses can be credited to most other degrees and students can study towards a double degree.
    • International exchanges including the prestigious US Congressional Internship Programme.
    • Active Law Students' Society (LAWSOC) and Te Putairiki Maori Law Students' Association.
    Bachelor Of Sport Coaching - The University Of Canterbury
    • Duration: 3 years full-time.
    • Flexible structure and learning delivery.
    • Internationally recognised sport coaching qualification.
    • Strong practical element, including coaching in schools, of teams and in sport-related organisations.
    • 120-hour internship in your final year.
    • Leads to a range of careers.
    Bachelor Of Health Sciences - The University Of Canterbury
    • Opens up a wide range of non-clinical career opportunities, both nationally and internationally, in careers such as health and public policy, public health, health management, and health research.
    • Enables graduates to improve health and well-being through disease prevention, health promotion, and health service planning, delivery, and evaluation.
    • The programme is based on the world-leading research undertaken by UC staff in the School of Health Sciences.
    • Some majors offer the opportunity to undertake internships in health-related workplaces.
    • The Public Health major meets the New Zealand competencies for public health and health promotion.