Beyond lie detectors: 'The brain does not lie'
29 June 2016 What if we had the technology to read your mind? UC's Law School is leading a project to investigate the forensic potential of brain scanning technology. (read article)
MBA helps with business startup
Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine talking about her MBA
Gain an OE in your degree
See Luke Gillespie's amazing trip to China as part of his UC MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour.
Law at UC
Michael Copeland talks about what he loves about studying Law at university of Canterbury and the opportunities it provides for law internships and community engagement.
Commerce at UC
Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.
Get your study programme sorted
Whether you're new to UC or a returning student, take the time to contact us for course advice and degree planning.
Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.
Studying Law at UC gives you the chance to learn from the lecturers who write the textbooks. Find out how Jennifer enjoys her studies and is challenging herself.
Hear Althea talk about the Entre entrepreneurship scheme and how it provides UC students the opportunity to get practical experience in business while they study.
Thinking about Postgrad or Professional Development?
Enhance your leadership capability and business acumen. UC offers fulltime and part-time study options to suit your work commitments and career goals.
Broaden your horizons
Study Commerce at UC
A Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury will broaden your experience, knowledge and future job opportunities.
Wondering where to next after you graduate?
Whether you are thinking about an academic career or extending your business and legal knowledge and skills, consider postgraduate studies in Business or Law at UC.
School of Business and Economics earns prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation
The School of Business and Economics has earned initial accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Make a difference to the world
The School of Law has over 140 years of experience in leading legal research and teaching. Be part of a new generation of professionally relevant, community-focused law and criminal justice professionals
Test your business ideas with the help of mentors and business connections
Entré is a student-run company at the University of Canterbury, inspiring students to aspire to excel in the business world.
Awards for Excellence
Find out about the College of Business and Law Awards for Excellence and Young Enterprise Scheme first-year scholarships
21 Day Challenge
The UC 21 Day International Challenge is an opportunity like no other in New Zealand. Student teams develop projects to make a real difference and have the chance to implement them in the community.
Take a virtual tour
Experience a 360-degree view of our college by taking a virtual tour online through Google Map View. Zoom in, navigate, explore!
UC Teaching Medal
The Teaching Medal is the University's highest award for teaching excellence. In 2015 medals were awarded to Professor Ursula Cheer, School of Law, and Dr Herb de Vries, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (read more)
July Start for Study in 2016
Semester Two begins on 11 July. UC is offering reduced study costs and academic assistance to help you get started (terms and conditions apply). There is a wide range of study options available, from a preparatory course to undergraduate degrees, diplomas and masters study (read more)
Announcements and Events
UC Teaching Awards 2016
Congratulations to Dr Sarah Wright, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, on receiving a University of Canterbury Teaching Award. Sarah's teaching philosophy promotes complete learner exploration of the subject matter and relies on students taking an active role in their learning (read more)
Enrol now for Semester Two
Why wait until next year? Start your studies in Semester Two beginning 11 July. UC is offering reduced study costs and academic assistance to help you get started (terms and conditions apply). There is a wide range of study options available, from a preparatory course to undergraduate degrees, diplomas and masters study (read more)
Extend your reach into the digital market
Apply now for our new MKTG316 Digital Marketing course starting in Semester Two. This course will prepare you to use digital marketing platforms to make effective business decisions and cover social media marketing, search engine optimisation, and mobile marketing techniques. Associate Professor Ekant Veer tells you more in this YouTube clip or you can download the brochure (PDF, 99KB) and check out the course information online
UC Connect: 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture
Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being is our guest speaker at the 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture. Professor Currie will explore the topic of "Early Life and the Roots of Economic Inequality" and provide an overview of the literature highlighting the importance of early childhood and the fact that while children are fragile, they are also resilient When and where: Monday 4 July 2016, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, LAWS 108 Lecture Theatre (read more)
Apply for the MGMT228 study tour
What if an OE was part of your degree? If you missed the MGMT228 information session, check out the presentation online and make sure you get your application in by 15 July 2016.
21 Day Challenge students heading to Niue
Five entrepreneurial UC students will be flying to Niue to make a real difference to a local community, with help from their Kiwi business and Niuean cultural mentors (read more and listen to Associate Professor Sussie Morrish talk about the challenge on Radio New Zealand)
What makes the tourism industry more resilient?
Organisational resilience in the tourism industry, particularly in a post-disaster environment, is at the heart of innovative research by Senior Lecturer in Marketing Dr Girish Prayag. Among his fields of interest, Girish is studying consumption experiences in the services industry focusing on the tourism and hospitality industries (read more)