Prospective Students - College of Business and Law - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Thinking about studying Business or Law at UC?

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Welcome to Business and Law at UC

Law and Business are diverse and exciting fields of study with practical applications to the world we live and work in. Whether you want to work in the private or public sector, or contribute to the wider community, our commerce and law qualifications will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed.

The University of Canterbury School of Law and UC Business School form part of the wider College of Business and Law. We are committed to offering you the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification with courses underpinned by leading-edge research in a vibrant learning environment. We offer you:

  • A world-class reputation
  • High quality qualifications
  • A fantastic location and facilities
  • A very competitive cost of education

Thinking about studying Law or Criminal Justice at UC?

The UC School of Law has a strong reputation in the traditional areas of law and is also at the forefront in introducing innovative courses such as those in Antarctic Legal Studies, Media Law, Law and Sport and Computers and Law. Our Law graduates are well-prepared in all ways and highly valued by employers for careers in many countries in the legal profession, business or in governmental or non-governmental organisations.

Thinking about studying Business at UC?

From financial markets and economics, to the latest management practices and the rapidly expanding world of e-commerce, the UC Business School provides the knowledge and learning environment to prepare you for a successful future. With 12 majors and 11 minors to choose from, studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) is the perfect way to start your career in business. If you already have an undergraduate degree, we offer postgraduate and graduate qualifications that can take you to the next level.

Talk to a Student Advisor anytime

Take the next step and contact a College student advisor. They can help you with your course selection and planning your degree from first year through to graduation. It is important that you talk to a student advisor early on so you know you are meeting any pre-requisites (required courses for some degree majors) and are on track to complete your degree. Student advisors can also help with planning double majors and double degrees. Even if you are unsure of what you want to study, our student advisors are a good starting point for exploring your options at UC.

UC has a great selection of careers brochures online that cover various subjects and job opportunities that they can lead to.
Visit the Careers website to download a brochure

Good preparation is a major factor in successful study. ‌If you qualify for University Entrance, but plan on studying a subject you don't feel confident in, or if you have been away from study for a while, then the Headstart pre-university catch-up programme may be for you.
Headstart runs over the summer after NCEA results come out, usually in late January to early February.
Visit the Headstart webpage

Visit the UC Campus

UC Open Day is normally held in July and is a great opportunity to visit and explore what UC has to offer. During the year, the Liaison Office run tours of the University campus to prospective students. These give you an opportunity to see our facilities and meet with College advisors to discuss your study options. Check out campus tours and future student events

Visits to Colleges are available on the first Friday of every month (April to November) and during the school holidays. If you are interested in a College visit please complete a College Tour Booking Form.

School group tours can be arranged on request, see