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As Auckland is a research-led university, your courses will incorporate the latest findings and perspectives related to your discipline, including the research carried out by your teachers. The University of Auckland is full of opportunities for students, from developing English language skills to a wide choice of programmes, and provides access to a wonderful range of extra-curricular activities.
We’ve earned a great reputation for delivering academic and research excellence within an inspiring and supportive learning environment. I would like to warmly welcome you to be a part of the University of Auckland community. By choosing to study with us, you will give yourself a foundation that will set you apart for the rest of your life.
The University of Auckland Business School is one of Asia-Pacific’s foremost research-led business schools, known for excellence and innovation in research, learning and partnership with enterprise. Our internationally qualified staff, up-to-date technology, and strong focus on student development mean that from day one you will receive a business education that is among the best on offer in New Zealand.
The Business School holds leading international accreditations including the triple crown: AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA. These accreditations are your assurance of the highest academic standards and offer global credibility and recognition.
University of Auckland Business School graduates occupy leading positions in business and professions within New Zealand and around the world. The home of the Business School, the Owen G Glenn Building, is a state-of-the- art facility which is designed to promote a stimulating sense of community among staff and students and will provide you with an extraordinary learning environment.
Faculty of Education and Social Work
The Faculty of Education and Social Work is committed to improving the quality and understanding of education and social services provision in New Zealand and internationally through quality teaching and research. The University of Auckland is ranked 34th in the world for Education making it an excellent choice for your study.
The Faculty of Education and Social Work holds significant research expertise, and many of our academic staff and supervisors have a high international profile. The faculty is one of the largest teacher education providers in New Zealand and hosts several specialist research centres and units.
The faculty is actively involved in the community, turning knowledge gained through research into tangible benefits for society.
Our postgraduate programmes give you the freedom to focus on research of interest to you and to review, inform and improve your knowledge and professional practice as well as enhance your career opportunities. Your research can contribute valuable knowledge and understanding to your area of study and you could also get involved in faculty-led research initiatives, interventions and projects at both national and international level.
Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts offers degrees and diplomas in the humanities, social sciences, indigenous studies and languages, with over 40 subjects available for study and research. As well as knowledge of their specialist subjects, undergraduate students can develop transferable skills for a variety of careers.
Postgraduate students pursue advanced study and research in their specialist areas. At postgraduate level there is the opportunity to undertake professionally oriented study (eg, language teaching, public policy, translation and interpreting) and to carry out research projects under the supervision of academic staff.
The University’s Faculty of Arts is internationally recognised as New Zealand’s leading arts faculty1, with some subjects ranked among the world’s top 50 universities for their discipline.
Academic staff in the faculty have diverse interests and pursue research across a wide range of subject areas. Staff include scholars who are internationally acclaimed as leaders in their fields. Teaching and learning are informed by this commitment to research, which means you will be exposed to developing areas of knowledge and encouraged to undertake your own research wherever possible.
Faculty of Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering is committed to providing internationally-recognised qualifications that equip the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers and entrepreneurs with the tools required to build a better tomorrow. As New Zealand’s leading engineering faculty, ranked 66th in the world, we offer a wide range of both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across five departments.
All nine of our undergraduate degree specialisations are accredited by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), enabling graduates to work anywhere in the world. We also foster close relationships with industry partners so that our undergraduates are able to prepare for the workforce by completing practical work experience while studying.
The faculty is actively involved in world-class research, attracting high levels of external research income. We are home to more than ten research units and centres, including the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, the Geothermal Institute, the Advanced and Nano Materials Research Centre and the Yacht Research Unit. Our Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers are considered world leaders in Inductive Power Transfer technology.
In world-class facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, you will be taught and supported by inspiring subject matter experts.
Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law has a proud history and produces many outstanding graduates. In 2014 it was ranked one of the top 30 law schools in the world in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject. It is the largest law school in New Zealand and has an international reputation for academic excellence.
The Auckland Law School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer the largest range of courses of any law faculty in New Zealand.
The Law School has high entry standards for its Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees and has an outstanding postgraduate programme (10% of the faculty’s students are enrolled for masters degrees and PhDs). Leading scholars from top overseas universities regularly visit the Law School and teach courses for the Master of Laws (LLM) programme.
Situated in the heart of the legal precinct, the Auckland Law School has strong links to the legal profession and judiciary. It is supported by the staff and resources of the Davis Law Library, New Zealand’s leading legal research library. The school provides a complete legal education, preparing students for legal practice as well as many other careers in an internationalised world. Law at the University of Auckland is challenging, exciting and taught by some of the best legal scholars from New Zealand and around the world.
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is large, diverse, and committed to improving the health of our local, national and global communities through excellence in teaching, research and service.
Graduates of the programmes offered by the faculty will find rewarding and challenging careers in a broad range of professions around the world. Whether as doctors, scientists, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists or health sector professionals, graduates are actively involved at the forefront of modern medicine, science and health care.
The faculty is New Zealand’s largest provider of medical and biomedical research, and continues to attract eminent researchers, talented students and high levels of research funding. The University is ranked 39th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology and maintains its place in the top 100 universities for Life Sciences and Medicine.
Major research strengths include bone disease, cancer, perinatology, epidemiology, clinical trials and neuroscience. Researchers and research groups in these and other key areas provide nurturing and supportive postgraduate training in a flexible and innovative learning environment, in facilities that are state of the art.
National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI)
The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) is a centre of creative excellence bringing together the University’s School of Architecture and Planning, Elam School of Fine Arts, School of Music, Dance Studies Programme and the Centre for Art Studies.
NICAI provides a lively, creative environment filled with inspirational teachers and opportunities for you to explore different perspectives and broaden your horizons. The studio-based learning approach enables you to work closely with other creative, like-minded people sharing and exchanging ideas.
At NICAI many of our staff are nationally and internationally recognised artists, practitioners, teachers and researchers. NICAI’s strong
links with national and international creative communities enable you to connect and foster relationships with relevant professional and business organisations as part of your study.
Studying at NICAI cultivates imaginative thinking, fresh ideas and innovation. Our bachelors and professional masters degrees offer you a pathway to a wide variety of creative professional careers. Opportunities for research are offered at master and doctoral levels. The PhD is available for advanced research and knowledge across all professional and creative disciplines in NICAI.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science is the largest in New Zealand and offers a wide variety of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. New Zealand’s unique geological history, its biota, climate and location in the South West Pacific provide opportunities for the application of science to many environmental and global problems.
While the faculty continues to offer the full suite of traditional and career-oriented subjects, there is also a range of exciting inter-disciplinary subjects such as ecology, environmental science, marine science and industrial maths. The faculty ranks highly in a number of areas and is particularly strong in biological science, psychology, computer science, statistics and operations research.
Our research programmes make important contributions to international knowledge and developments. Many benefit from collaboration with the faculties of Medical and Health Sciences, and Engineering, as well as links with international universities and New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes. The faculty is involved in leading-edge developments in areas such as: information technology, biotechnology, food science, medicinal chemistry, genetics, cancer research and environmental management.
The University of Auckland is ranked 92nd among the world’s top universities. We are a QS Five Stars Plus institution, having achieved five stars in eight categories including Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalisation and Innovation.
The University of Auckland is the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21, a prestigious international consortium of research-led universities that fosters academic exchange and quality benchmarking among its members.
The University of Auckland is also the only New Zealand member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a network of major international universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
The University of Auckland is alsp the member of the Worldwide Universities Network, a group of leading universities focused on international research collaboration with the aim of addressing some of the major issues facing humankind.
The University of Auckland provides a safe, comfortable accomodation and supportive environment in quality, fully-catered
or self-catered residences. All are within easy walking distance of the City Campus, as well as many of Auckland’s main attractions. Benefits include internet access and membership to the University Recreation Centre. Bedding packs are available to purchase. The price for a shared room starts from NZ$230 per week.
Lunch in the business district costs around NZ$17, fast food meal - NZ$10.
The University offers a diverse range of events, activities and resources to support our multicultural student base. As a student you can pursue your passions through music, performances, cultural events, clubs, sports and other outdoor pursuits; and benefit from an inspiring campus experience.
iSPACE is a student lounge at the City Campus with couches and an outdoor deck area where you can meet friends, relax, study and eat lunch. Dedicated to student activities, the space is often used for events, and as a meeting place by student clubs and cultural groups.
Clubs and societies
Are you keen to get involved in student activities? There’s something for everyone, whether you’re into student politics, want to write for the student magazine, join the team at the University radio station 95bFM, or volunteer for community projects. On campus there are more than 200 clubs and societies, ranging from cultural associations from all over the world, to clubs for tramping, canoeing, photography, film and yoga.
Recreation and sports
The University Recreation Centre at City Campus has a great range of facilities including a
sports hall, extensive cardio and weights gym, bouldering wall, squash court, and spin and stretch studios. We also provide a women’s only space. There are regular group fitness, yoga and dance classes each week. If you are into sport, you can drop in and play, join a social league, or compete against other universities. Whatever your interests, there are plenty of opportunities to get fit, play sport and have fun.
With a reputation for being open minded, real-world thinkers, our graduates are highly regarded by employers around the world.
Most international students are eligible to work while studying, allowing you to gain valuable work experience before you graduate.
International PhD students receive a range of special benefits including eligibility for a government funding scheme allowing them to pay the same tuition fees as New Zealand students.
As a student you will have the opportunity to apply to spend one or two semesters at one of more than 110 partner universities in 24 different countries, through our 360° Auckland Abroad exchange programme.