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Prospectus 2018
Honours | Postgraduate diplomas and certificates | Masters | Doctorates
Welcome to the
University of Auckland
Postgraduate study at New Zealand’s leading university¹ offers the opportunity to fulfil your academic
and career potential, and make a significant contribution to society.

Whether you choose one of our taught or and are a valued part of our academic
research programmes, you can expect to community. As such, we offer a wide range of
challenge your thinking, learn new skills support and opportunities, including:
and position yourself for the next step in • More than 130 taught and research
your career, whilst gaining a qualification postgraduate programmes
from a University recognised for graduate • $26 million in postgraduate scholarships and
employability. awards each year
We have been ranked as the most innovative • Extensive pastoral and learning support
university in Australasia² and one of the world’s I invite you to join us at the University of
top five emerging leaders in entrepreneurship³. Auckland and discover the opportunities that
As you pursue advanced study and your postgraduate study has to offer.
passion for your subject, you could be
involved in the discovery and development of
innovations that improve our social, cultural,
economic and environmental wellbeing.
As well as innovation through research, we offer
specialised innovation and entrepreneurship
postgraduate degrees and innovation STUART MCCUTCHEON
activities such as Velocity, a student-led Vice-Chancellor
entrepreneurship programme.
The University of Auckland
Our postgraduate students play an important
role in the university’s innovation ecosystem
2.Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities.
3.MIT Skoltech Initiative. Creating university-based entrepreneurial ecosystems evidence from emerging world leaders.
Welcome to
the University of Auckland
Welcome to the University of Auckland 2
Get a taste of postgraduate study 5

Postgraduate programmes
Our postgraduate programmes 7
Postgraduate research 11
Arts 16
Business School 18
Creative Arts and Industries 20
Education and Social Work 22
Engineering 24
Auckland Law School 24
Medical and Health Sciences 26
Science 28

Supporting your study
Funding your studies 31
Enhancing your career potential 32
Gaining an international qualification 33
Utilising student services and support 35
Finding accommodation 38
Arriving from abroad 40

How to apply 42
Dates to remember 44

Glossary 46
Find out more 47

“I chose the combined
Architecture and Urban
Design degree to open
up a wider range of job
opportunities and to
be able to contribute
to issues that affect
our Pacific communities,
such as the housing

“Architecture and urban design engage well

with each other: architecture looks at the
design of an individual built object and how
it interacts with its immediate surroundings,
while urban design takes a step back and
designs the way the built form relates to its
greater context and public space.
“Not much attention is being paid to
architecture in the Pacific, which is why we
are seeing poorly designed buildings (the
majority of which are aid buildings) being
built. These buildings are shaping our urban
environment and are completely removed from
their context. My research looks into Pacific
regionalism, and lack thereof, analysing both
the individual buildings and the urban context
and history.
“I hope to come up with a ‘type’ of
architectural form that will take into
consideration its whole context and provide a
first step towards an appropriate regionalist
style for the Pacific. Through this project, I will
be able to give something tangible back to my
parents, who sacrifice for me to be here, and
to my homeland (Samoa) that will contribute
to the preservation of our culture and enhance
appreciation of our architectural history and
built environment.
“The studio environment at the University
allows me to work alongside and learn
from other brilliant students. Architecture
is demanding and requires a high level of
commitment so the environment we spend
most of our time in needs to be healthy and
enjoyable. The facilities are a fantastic asset
and the teaching staff are very approachable,
always willing to help and play a big part in
creating the quality of the course.”
Matilda Mareta Talalupelele Phillips
is studying a combined Master of Architecture
(Professional) and Urban Design.
Get a taste of
postgraduate study
Meet our academics and current students, explore our campuses and see
what postgraduate study could be like for you.

Postgraduate Information 3 Minutes Thesis

Evenings The 3 Minute Thesis competition gives students
just three minutes to explain the gist of their
17–21 July 2017
thesis. The event is a must-do on the postgraduate
If you live outside of Auckland, come and meet calendar – get inspired by other postgraduate
our Dean of Graduate Studies in Hamilton, researchers or share your own research with the
Wellington, Christchurch or Dunedin. Don’t miss postgraduate community and beyond.
the opportunity to talk to us about our wide range
of taught and research programmes and the many
scholarships available. We can also give you advice
about how to apply and what to expect. This is a Exposure – Postgraduate
free event so registration is essential.
Research Exposition
October 2017
Fly to Auckland Exposure is an opportunity for our postgraduate
students to gain public recognition of their amazing
We’re bringing students from around New Zealand research.
to discover postgraduate life at the University of
Auckland. Students will have a visit tailored to
their research interests, meeting academics and
students in their discipline.

15–26 May

Postgraduate Festival is a celebration of all things postgraduate at the

University of Auckland, the home of research excellence.

Festival events will be held in faculties across the University. Come along
and be inspired by presentations, performances and exhibitions from
some of our leading academics and postgraduate students. Discover
opportunities to start your postgraduate journey, with information
sessions, tours and taster days.

“I started a postgraduate
certificate to support
my practice and
hadn’t intended to
continue beyond that
first qualification.
Postgraduate study
provided a much needed
developmental stretch,
I was surprised and
encouraged by my results
and rediscovered a love
of learning.”

“Having a scholarship has made it possible

to continue on to masters and I’m now
considering a PhD. It means I’ve been able to
focus my attention on my research without the
pressures of working alongside study.
“My research has the potential to raise the
profile of group work practice in New Zealand,
validate current practice and determine
further learning needs. I previously worked for
Community Alcohol and Drug Services, which
had a very robust group work programme.
Groups were mostly open membership, this
allowed clients to join at any time, meeting
their needs while they were motivated
for change. However, group theory and
practice frameworks are primarily based on
closed groups and I want to explore other
practitioners’ experiences of open-entry group
“Postgraduate study has been a completely
different experience to undergraduate study. I
enjoy the independent nature, the phenomenal
degree of experience the faculty staff bring,
and more collegial relationships with staff.
Considerable thought has gone into learning
resources and structuring classes to fit around
work schedules. My wonderful research
supervisors have been incredibly supportive
of my study and wider aspirations. As cliché
as it sounds, my study experience has literally
changed my life.”
Kiri Wilder, Master of Social Work student,
is a recipient of a University of Auckland
Research Masters Scholarship, which is one
of a range of guaranteed scholarships the
University offers to high-achieving domestic
postgraduate research students:

Our postgraduate programmes
Postgraduate study enables you to deepen your understanding of your subject, develop specialist skills
and knowledge, follow your passion for research, stand out from your peers in a competitive job market
or change careers. We offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes to help you reach your goals.

Pathways to our postgraduate programmes

Bachelors degree

Entry to some 180 and 240-point masters

Postgraduate diploma may be possible with a bachelors degree Bachelors (honours) degree

Masters degree

PhD and other doctorates

We offer an extensive range of masters degrees
to allow you to increase your knowledge in

your subject, gain a professionally-accredited
postgraduate programmes are on offer across qualification, follow your passion for research
180 subjects, including PhDs in 100 different or change career whilst gaining an advanced
subjects. Options range from traditional qualification.
disciplines to emerging cross-disciplinary subjects. Taught masters provide advanced specialist
training in your field and are usually completed
Bachelors (honours) Postgraduate diploma by taught courses only, although some can
include a dissertation or research project.
Extend the knowledge you gained in your Postgraduate diplomas offer the opportunity to
undergraduate degree with a bachelors build on your major undergraduate subject and Research masters are completed by thesis.
(honours) degree. Our honours programmes can be an alternative to a bachelors (honours) They offer the opportunity to follow your
are a great way to explore an area of interest degree. Some postgraduate diplomas provide research passion whilst developing advanced
from your undergraduate study in greater depth, specialised training and the opportunity for research skills.
develop research skills and give yourself the advancement in your profession. Conversion masters enable you to study a
edge in the job market. Honours degrees are Postgraduate diplomas are normally completed masters in a different subject to your bachelors
also seen as a pathway to further study. by taught courses, but may include practical degree. To find out if a conversion masters is
Bachelors (honours) programmes usually training, formal study or a research project. available in your area of interest, contact the
combine taught courses with a research project. postgraduate adviser for that discipline:
Some honours can be completed as a Further study
research-only programme. 120, 180 and 240-point masters programmes
Postgraduate diplomas can provide an
alternative pathway to masters programmes Some of our masters are available as 120-point
Further study and, in some disciplines, can be used as the (1 year full-time), 180-point (18 months
A bachelors (honours) degree can lead onto first year of enrolment for a two-year masters full-time) or 240-point (2 years full-time)
a masters or, if you perform well in your programme; for example, the Postgraduate programmes, offering options for direct entry
dissertation, some subject areas may allow Diploma in Business is designed as a gateway to with a bachelors degree (to 180 and 240-point
direct entry to a doctoral programme. the MBA. programmes) or a bachelors (honours)
or postgraduate diploma (to 120-point
Programme entry Programme entry programmes).
You must have completed an undergraduate You must have completed an undergraduate
degree at a recognised university (or degree at a recognised university (or
Further study
similar institution) in a field relevant to your similar institution) in a field relevant to your A research masters degree can lead to entry to a
specialisation, typically with a GPA or GPE of specialisation, typically with a GPA or GPE of 3.0 doctoral programme.
5.0. Some programmes may require higher or 4.0. Some programmes may require higher
scores, including the Bachelor of Commerce scores.
(Honours) in Accounting or Finance.

“When I finished my
undergraduate study,
I found there were still
so many things that I
needed to know about
economics. I decided to
explore more and focus
on what really interested
me: how energy and the
economy connect.”

Milad is an international student from Iran

researching the impact of industrial energy
savings on the New Zealand economy. He
has developed an energy-economy model
that takes into account potential energy
savings arising from the introduction of new
technology, and traces the impact of this
innovation throughout the economy. The tool
could be used by business and the public
“I am always keen to apply my economics to
real projects. I have modelled the potential
impact of new heat exchanger technology
at Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter (which
consumes 15% of all electricity generated
in New Zealand) on the economy, and the
environmental and economic impact of the
uptake of electric cars in New Zealand.
“I’m a member of the Energy Centre (a multi-
disciplinary research centre at the University)
and really enjoy working in this environment
with a group of highly skilled researchers. I
really appreciate the great support I get from
my supervisor – he is one of the main reasons
that I’m enjoying my PhD at the University. I’m
also teaching in the Department of Economics:
it’s a great opportunity and good work
experience for me.”
Milad Maralani, PhD candidate in Economics,
is a recipient of a University of Auckland
Doctoral Scholarship, an Energy Education
Trust Doctoral Scholarship and an MBIE grant.

Programme entry Programme entry
120-point masters Acceptance to our doctoral programmes is
You must have completed one year of based on academic merit.
postgraduate study, following an undergraduate You must be able to demonstrate an ability
degree, at a recognised university (or similar to carry out independent research and have
institution) in a field relevant to your chosen already completed a significant research project,
specialisation. Four-year bachelors degrees will dissertation or thesis, at university.
be considered where the final year consists of If you have New Zealand postgraduate
postgraduate-level study. qualifications, you need to have completed a
You will typically require a GPA or GPE of 5.0. If postgraduate bachelors (honours) degree with
you are applying for the Master of Engineering first class or second class (division 1) honours,
Studies, a GPA or GPE of 4.0 is required. Some or a masters degree with first class or second
programmes may require higher scores. class (division 1) honours, in a field related to
your doctoral studies.
180 and 240-point masters
If you have overseas qualifications, you will need
You must have completed an undergraduate to have completed a masters-level qualification
degree at a recognised university (or in a field related to your doctoral studies. You
similar institution) in a field relevant to your must have a GPE of at least 5.5.
specialisation (with the exception of conversion
Your acceptance into a doctoral programme
masters), typically with a GPA or GPE of 5.0.
is dependent on the availability of appropriate
Some programmes may require higher scores.
supervision and study facilities.
Conversion masters
You will need an undergraduate degree with
good passing grades. Requirements vary, so Calculating your GPA/GPE
please check the relevant programme details: Grades or marks achieved at the University of Auckland are given a grade
Doctoral degrees point average (GPA).
Grades or marks achieved at other
A doctoral degree gives you the freedom to
institutions are given a grade point
follow your passion and undertake advanced
equivalent (GPE). Use our GPE
research in your area of interest. You can
calculator for an indication of your GPE:
develop highly transferable as well as
specialised research skills relevant to a wide
range of careers. Our doctoral candidates work
closely with at least one appointed supervisor
and many work in a team of researchers.
English-language requirements
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is available
The minimum requirement is an overall
in 100 different subjects and is offered in all
IELTS academic score of 6.5 with no
faculties and large-scale research institutes.
band less than 6.0, or an approved
The University also offers six named doctorates: equivalent. Some programmes require
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Doctor of higher levels of English proficiency, see:
Education, Doctor of Fine Arts, Doctor of
Medicine, Doctor of Music and Doctor of Musical
For the PhD, you will prepare a substantial thesis
of original research that contributes significantly
to knowledge and understanding in your
discipline. Your thesis may include publications
you have written under supervision for this
degree or, for those in a creative arts or design
discipline, you may present a body of creative
work for assessment with your thesis.
All new doctoral students will need to take a
Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment
(DELNA) as part of their provisional goals.
DELNA is a free service that determines the
level of English-language support you will need
to succeed in your studies (see page 41 for
information on English-language support).

Academic integrity requirement

The University of Auckland requires all students admitted into a programme to complete the Academic
Integrity Course in their first semester.
clinicians to complete
postgraduate study can
strengthen healthcare
practice and health
services. It provides
the opportunity to
sustain and expand
your research and
supports the integration
of research into clinical

PhD candidate Barbara Cormack is an

experienced Paediatric Charge Dietitian at
Starship Children’s Health. A growing interest
and involvement in neonatal nutrition research
led Barbara to her PhD at the Liggins Institute,
where her research centres on the ProVIDe
study, a multicentre trial of high protein
intakes for extremely preterm babies.
“Birth at extremely preterm gestation or
extremely low birthweight (<1,000g) can
be considered a nutritional emergency.
Adequate protein intake in the weeks after
birth is critical for optimum growth and
development, but there is little evidence on the
amount required. The ProVIDe study aims to
assess whether administering a high-protein
fluid in the week after birth will improve
neurodevelopment. Because the intervention
is so simple and inexpensive, if it’s successful,
it could be implemented in all neonatal units,
thereby improving lifelong health.
“The ProVIDe study began as a glimmer in
my eye, but I needed a great deal of help
to develop the study protocol and obtain
funding, ethics approval and get the study up
and running in New Zealand and Australia.
Enrolling as a PhD student and gaining
access to the experienced researchers and
infrastructure at the Liggins Institute made the
study a reality.
“Deciding to enrol for a PhD is a big decision.
I chose the Liggins Institute because I know
they do exceptional health research and I
wanted to learn how to do this too. I have not
regretted my decision for a moment. I have
been encouraged and well supported by the
academic and support staff to achieve the best
that I possibly can in my time here.”
Barbara Cormack, PhD candidate in Health

Postgraduate research
Postgraduate research is a cornerstone of the University of Auckland.
The breadth of research being conducted at the University means
we offer a wide range of disciplines to our research students. There
is a wealth of opportunities for you to undertake research as a
postgraduate student: from small research projects to in-depth
doctoral theses.

Leading researchers
The University has more internationally and
nationally esteemed researchers than any other
tertiary institution in New Zealand. This means
you could be working alongside internationally
respected researchers on a project of global
significance, whilst building your international

$26 million
networks and a reputation of excellence.

Be part of our research

community worth of postgraduate scholarships and
As a postgraduate researcher at the University awards are on offer each year.
of Auckland, you will be part of a community of
like-minded postgraduate scholars that has the
largest number of research degree completions
in the country.
Find doctoral and masters research
The University of Auckland opportunities at the University on
FindaThesis. Whether you’re searching
Our researchers*
by area of interest or looking for a
Academic staff 3,935**
specific project, the online database
Postgraduate students 8,694 provides detailed information about
Doctoral students 2,818 available projects, potential supervisors
International doctoral students 1,248
and more.
*2016 data (indicative).
**Academic staff on permanent or fixed-term contracts. You can also browse the University’s
staff directory to find potential
Renowned research-led supervisors who research in your area
University of interest.
The University of Auckland is recognised as
having the greatest depth and breadth of
research activity of any university in New
Zealand.* The University supports the work of
over 60 research units, centres and institutes,
including two internationally-renowned Large
Scale Research Institutes. The University is also
host or co-host to five of New Zealand’s Centres
of Research Excellence (CoREs).
*Performance Based Research Fund. Evaluating Research
Excellence: the 2012 Assessment.

research centres and institutes across
the University create knowledge that
benefits our social, cultural, economic
and environmental future.
“The University has been
a great place to find like-
minded people to work
on projects and create
new companies with.”

Daniel has recently completed his PhD at

the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI),
researching wearable motion capture stretch
sensors .Throughout his time at the University,
Daniel worked on innovative projects that went
on to be developed as start-up and spin-out
companies. The flexibility of the programme
enabled Daniel to work on his own startup
business, UVLens, during his PhD.
“My research developed ways to use soft, rubber
sensors to capture body motion. This technology
enables computers to analyse body movements
for motion feedback in sports coaching, motioning
patient health for rehabilitation, and motion-
activated control of computer devices. This idea
won a Spark Ideas Challenges Award and a
spin-out company from our lab (StretchSense) has
licensed the intellectual property.
“I was given a lot of support from the ABI. The PhD
programme provided me the freedom to explore
new technologies and develop my entrepreneurial
skills in a safe environment.
“Having a University of Auckland Doctoral
Scholarship allowed me to explore research that
was interesting to me, rather than in a defined
scope. My other scholarships enabled me to
travel to the US to the Ignite Entrepreneurship
Programme at Stanford (MBIE/ATEED scholarship)
and to the annual SPIE Smart Materials
Conference (SPIE scholarship).”
Dr Daniel Xu was a recipient of a University of
Auckland Doctoral Scholarship.

TOP 50
Our researchers are passionate about making a
difference to society both locally and globally,
and pushing the boundaries of knowledge and
We pore through archives, engage with people Archaeology Education English Language Psychology
and cultures across the world and get out in the and Literature
field to contribute to a better understanding of
areas as diverse as:
• Archaeology
• Conflict and terrorism
• Cybercrime

Disaster recovery
Indigenous issues
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• Linguistics and language

• Policing and restorative justice Anatomy & Geography Law Accounting &
• Public policy Physiology Finance
• Refugees and transnational migration
• The history of politics, cultures and ideas
Through your postgraduate research, you can
contribute to our understanding of the cultures
and dynamics that have shaped our world, and
influence society and human experience today.
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Engineering - Modern Anthropology Social Policy and

Auckland Bioengineering Civil and Languages Administration
Institute Structural
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is
an innovative institution dedicated to improving
healthcare and growing the medical technology
industry in New Zealand. ABI offers an inclusive
environment that fosters many exciting research
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and entrepreneurial opportunities for basic and

translational research. Statistics and Linguistics Nursing Sociology
Our primary research strengths include:
• Building realistic computational models of the
human body
• Developing experimental techniques and
instrumentation to measure cell and tissue
properties and validate models
• Translating knowledge to improve medical
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diagnosis, treatment and devices QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Research areas at ABI include the Laboratory for

Animate Technologies, which is modelling the Our broad range of research areas include: programmes that contribute to New Zealand’s
human face; and the musculoskeletal research economic and social wellbeing, and their
• Contract, torts, equity and other areas of
group, which is in partnership with the German projects frequently involve postgraduate
private law
research institute Fraunhofer IPA to develop students and collaborations with international
• Corporate and commercial law
human joint sensing and actuation technology for colleagues.
• Criminal law and justice
human exoskeletons.
• Family and relationships law and policy Our researchers work in eight disciplinary areas:
• Indigenous peoples and the law • Accounting and Finance
Auckland Law School • International and comparative law • Commercial Law
• Land and environmental law • Economics
As New Zealand’s leading law school, we have
• Legal history and theory • Graduate School of Management
a tradition of excellence proven by a strong
• Litigation and dispute resolution • Information Systems and Operations
international reputation for research. Our
• Public law, including constitutional and Management
strength is reflected in the calibre of our award-
administrative law • International Business
winning lecturers and supervisors. Auckland Law
• Tax and regulations • Marketing
School has leaders in all major areas of the law.
• Property
The New Zealand Centre for Information and
Communications Technology Law recently
Business School We also host research institutes and centres
became our fourth renowned research At the Business School we have an unconditional that focus on long-term programmes of high
centre, alongside the New Zealand Centre for commitment to quality teaching and research in relevance, such as building New Zealand’s
Environmental Law; New Zealand Centre for topics that are forward-focused and relevant to business connections with Asia, enhancing
Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice; and New the commercial world today. business leadership, retirement policy, Māori
Zealand Centre for Law and Business. Our academics are engaged in research business development, and energy and resource

“The Pacific is my
passion and my research
largely focusses on
Pacific Island legal
issues. I hope this
qualification leads to
a career where I can
continue to serve my
community in the pursuit
of social justice.”

“The Public Law specialisation allows me to

research and write about a range of legal
issues and jurisdictions. Geographically, the
Pacific is widespread and culturally diverse.
Legally, however, the Islands experience
similar issues, such as the interplay between
customary law and constitutional law; land
rights; and the impact of climate change. I
hope that my research can add value to the
rhetoric about the Pacific and inspire others to
research about the Pacific.
“The University environment can seem a bit
daunting at first, but there is so much help out
there for you. I have found the support network
of my fellow students, lecturers, student
advisers and mentors to be really encouraging
and inspiring. If I have a question to ask, there
are always a number of people available to
contact. Although it is self-driven learning, I
have never felt alone.
“I love the flexibility of postgraduate study.
You can write a thesis if you have a topic
already in mind, or you can write research for
taught papers of your choosing. The flexibility
of the class schedules has allowed me to be
able to maintain full-time employment whilst
Akatu Ramona John is studying towards a
Master of Laws in Public Law.

Creative Arts and and a commitment to ensuring we lead the way
towards a sustainable future.
Research strengths include audiology,
bioengineering, biomedical imaging, cancer,
Industries Some of our major research areas include: cardiovascular biology, clinical medicine,
The Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries is the developmental biology, genomics, immunology,
• Energy
University’s centre of creative research, teaching neuroscience, ophthalmology, population health
• Food
and practice within the fields of architecture, and reproductive biology.
• Healthcare technology
urban planning, urban design, music, dance and • Infrastructure A strong culture of collaboration exists at all
contemporary art. • Manufacturing levels through the faculty, allowing vital links
Key research strengths include: • Robotics across faculty, between faculties and with other
• Smart materials tertiary research institutions.
• Architecture and planning: urban and
architectural resilience and sustainability; We believe in inclusivity – our postgraduate
urban and spatial planning and place making; students are valued members of our research Science
design research; the history, theory and teams. Our capacities are further strengthened The Faculty of Science is New Zealand’s leading
pedagogy of the built environment, including through collaborations with industry, and other and largest science faculty. The breadth of
Māori and Pacific-focused research. faculties and research institutions, so you’re scientific research is diverse and a variety of
• Dance Studies: choreography, performance, exposed to the best knowledge on offer. high-quality postgraduate research options are
community dance, dance education,
ethnography, history and technology.
• Elam School of Fine Arts: curatorial, critical Liggins Institute Science plays a vital role in addressing the key
and theoretical research contributing to issues that confront us and future generations.
The Liggins Institute is a world-leading centre
local and international contemporary arts For this reason, research in the faculty is
for research into maternal, fetal and child
discourse. regularly successful in funding rounds for
health, nutrition, development, epigenetics
• Music: voice science, 18th and 19th century a broad range of projects, from the timing
and translational and implementation science.
music history, theory and practice, film music, of volcanic eruptions to computer software
Our mission is to improve life-long health
compositional and improvisational practice, protection.
through excellent research into the long-term
musicians’ health, studio pedagogy and music consequences of early-life events. We provide a rich research environment for our
education. students. Our many research strengths include:
Our multi-disciplinary approach enables us
to view 21st century health problems from • Astrophysics
Education and Social Work different angles at once, and our four key • Ecology
research themes reflect this: • Exercise to improve the health of high-risk
Research in the Faculty Education and Social
clinical populations
Work contributes to improving the educational • Determinants of a healthy life is a
• Molecular drug discovery
and social wellbeing of society. Our research ground-breaking area of science that has the
• Neuropsychology
harnesses the vast potential that diversity brings potential to understand why and how non-
• Software innovation
to education, social work, counselling and social communicable diseases develop.
and community leadership. • Healthy mothers, healthy babies focuses Our faculty benefits from strong collaborations
Five sub-themes summarise the key spheres on the importance of a mother’s environment, within the academic community worldwide.
of our research: advancing equity; enhancing diet and lifestyle prior to and during Our relationships with commercial industry are
indigenous opportunities; leading learning; pregnancy for her child’s life-long health. an important aspect of scientific research and
promoting life-long wellbeing; and supporting • Nutrition for life-long health encompasses innovation, and we are proud of our significant
intercultural inclusiveness. every stage of life: from the health of parents links to the Crown Research Institutes of New
at conception, to the impact of diet on muscle Zealand.
Research strengths include:
health in adulthood.
• Applied theatre in education • Research to reality is finding the best
• Education and schooling success for diverse ways to translate our research findings into
Find out more
communities within New Zealand Postgraduate research
changes in clinical practice.
• Educational leadership
• Health education, physical education and From cellular research to clinical trials, the
sports studies Liggins Institute focuses on the application of Our researchers on YouTube
• Māori and indigenous language revitalisation, knowledge, because we know that intervening in
language education and language policy people’s health early has the biggest impact on
• Social work practice strategies for promoting life-long health. The University of Auckland
the well-being of diverse populations Research Office
Our collaborative relationships with schools Medical and

and communities of practice have enabled Health Sciences

the faculty to secure significant funding for its
research and professional fellowships as well as At the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

postgraduate study scholarships for outstanding we are committed to improving the health of our
researchers from New Zealand and around the local, national and global communities through
world. excellence in research. Our faculty is the largest
biomedical research faculty in New Zealand,
with a proud history of attracting and growing
Engineering pre-eminent researchers and talented students
The Faculty of Engineering covers a wide range and generating high levels of research funding.
of innovative and exciting research – from Our faculty has fostered a very strong research Doctorates were conferred in 2016. Our
pure to applied – with demonstrable positive culture and is host to a number of internationally postgraduates’ success is at the heart
impacts on society, economics and technology renowned and highly regarded research of our research-intensive University.

Postgraduate programmes Taught Research Time to complete Part-time International
(full-time study) study1 students1

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA(Hons)) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Graduate Diploma in Arts (GradDipArts) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching (PGDipLT) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (PGDipTranslationStud) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Interpreting (PGCertAdvInterp) ✓ ✗ Part-time only ✓ ✗
Master of Arts (MA) ✓ ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✓
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies (MCTS) ✓ ✓ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓

Master of Creative Writing (MCW) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✗ ✓

Master of Indigenous Studies (MIndigSt) ✓ ✗ 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Literature (MLitt) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Public Policy (MPP) ✓ ✓ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Theology (MTheol) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Interfaculty degrees and diplomas
Master of Heritage Conservation (MHerCons) ✓ ✗ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) – International Relations
and Human Rights / Translation ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

International student fees

Postgraduate programmes (per subject area) 2018 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Arts (except science and performance-based courses) $32,392
Arts (science and performance-based courses) $38,062
Theology $32,392
Interfaculty programmes *
Doctoral programmes 2017 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) $6,8336


Points Start 2017 estimated annual More information

required Semester Semester 1 December 2 tuition fee for domestic
One Two students (NZ$)3

120 ✓ ✓4 ✗ $8,072–$8,914

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $6,784–$8,200

120 ✓ ✓4 ✗ $8,072–$8,914

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,072

120 ✓ ✓4 ✗ $8,072

60 ✓ ✓ ✗ $4,036–$4,457

120 or 240 ✓ ✓4 ✓2 $7,253–$8,914

120 or 180 ✓ ✓ $7,253–$8,073

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $7,253

180 ✓ ✓ ✗ $7,253–$9,714

120 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $7,253–$8,914

120 or 180 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $7,253–$8,914

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $7,253–$8,073

120 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $7,253–$8,073

Thesis 5
Begin at any time $6,833

120 or 180 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,072–$8,914
120 ✓ ✓4 ✗ $7,253–$9,926

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Business School
Postgraduate programmes Taught Research Time to complete Part-time International
(full-time study) study1 students1

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BCom(Hons)) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Bachelor of Property (Honours) (BProp(Hons)) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship
(PGCertCE) ✓ ✗ Part-time only ✓ ✗
Master of Commerce (MCom) ✓ ✓ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓

Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (MCE) ✓ ✗ Part-time only ✓ ✗

Master of Property (MProp) ✓ ✓ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Interfaculty degrees and diplomas
Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise (PGDipBioEnt) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research (PGDipOR) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Bioscience Enterprise (MBioEnt) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Engineering Management (MEMgt) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Operations Research (MOR) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) – International Relations and
Human Rights / Data Science / Digital Security ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Programmes (taught in quarters) Coursework Time to complete Part-time International

programme (full-time study) study1 students1

Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PGDipBus) – Administration/Health

Management ✓ Part-time only ✓ ✗
Postgraduate Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Business (PGDipMAIBus) ✓ Part-time only ✓ ✓
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
✓ Part-time only ✓ ✗
Master of International Business (MIntBus) ✓ 18 months ✗ ✓
Master of Māori and Indigenous Business (MMAIBus) ✓ Part-time only ✓ ✓
Master of Management (MMgt) ✓ 15 months ✗ ✓
Master of Marketing (MMktg) ✓ 18 months ✗ ✓
Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcctg) ✓ 18 months ✗ ✓

International student fees

Postgraduate programmes (per subject area) 2018 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Business and Economics (excluding coursework masters) $33,688
Business coursework masters $42,110
Interfaculty programmes *
Doctoral programmes 2017 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) $6,8336


Points Start 2017 estimated annual More information

required Semester Semester 1 December 2 tuition fee for domestic
One Two students (NZ$)3

120 ✓ ✓4 ✗ $8,263–$17,543

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,974

60 Quarter One start $4,487

120 or 180 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,263–$8,974

120 Quarter One start $8,974

120 or 180 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,263–$8,974

Thesis 5
Begin at any time $6,833

120 ✓ ✓7 ✗ $8,914

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,444–$9,926

120 ✓ ✗ ✓2 $8,200–$8,914

120 Taught in quarters and semesters $9,926

120 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $9,276–$9,926
120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $7,253–$9,926

Points Start 2017 estimated annual More information

required Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 tuition fee for domestic
students (NZ$)3

120 ✓ ✗ ✓ ✗ $17,5433

120 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✗ $17,5433

$17,543 (part I)
120 or 240 ✓ ✗ ✗ ✗ $27,252 (Part II and III)

240 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ $21,0863

180 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✗ $17,543 3

180 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ $21,086 3

240 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ $21,0863

240 ✗ ✓ ✗ ✓ $21,0863

Find notes on pg. 28.

Creative Arts and Industries
Postgraduate programmes Taught Research Time to complete Part-time International
(full-time study) study1 students1

Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (PGDipArch) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Master of Architecture (MArch) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Architecture, Urban Planning and Urban Design

Master of Architecture (MArch) – Sustainable Design ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓

Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof))8
✗ ✓ 2 years ✓9 ✓
Master of Architecture (Professional) and Heritage Conservation
(MArch(Prof)HerCons)8 ✗ ✓ 2.5 years ✓ ✓
Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design (MArch(Prof)
UrbDes)8 ✗ ✓ 2.5 years ✓ ✓
Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Planning
(Professional) (MArch(Prof)UrbPlan(Prof))8 ✗ ✓ 3 years ✓ ✓
Master of Planning (MPlan) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Urban Design (MUrbDes) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Urban Planning (Professional) (MUrbPlan(Prof)) 8
✓ ✗ 2 years ✓ ✓
Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Heritage Conservation

(MUrbPlan(Prof)HerCons)10 ✓ ✗ 2.5 years ✓ ✓

Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Urban Design
(MUrbPlan(Prof)UrbDes)10 ✓ ✗ 2.5 years ✓ ✓
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours) (BDanceSt(Hons)) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Dance Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies (PGDipDanceSt) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Master of Community Dance (MCommDance) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Dance Studies (MDanceSt) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (BFA(Hons)) 11
✗ ✓ 1 year ✗ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts (PGDipFA) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) ✗ ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✓

Doctor of Fine Arts (DocFA) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Bachelor of Music (Honours) (BMus(Hons)) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Graduate Diploma in Music (GradDipMus) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDipMus) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Master of Music (MMus) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓

Doctor of Music (DMus) ✗ ✓ 3 years ✓ 12

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) ✗ ✓ 3 years ✓ ✓
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Interfaculty degrees and diplomas

Master of Heritage Conservation (MHerCons) – Built Heritage ✓ ✗ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓

International student fees

Postgraduate programmes (per subject area) 2018 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Architecture $39,584
Dance Studies $39,584
Fine Arts $39,584
Music $33,688
Planning $33,688
Urban Design and Urban Planning $39,584
Interfaculty programmes *


Points Semester start 2017 estimated annual More information

required One Two 1 December 2 tuition fee for domestic
students (NZ$)3

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $7,380–$8,180

120 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $7,380–$8,180

120 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $7,380–$8,180

240 ✓ ✓ ✗ $7,380–$8,180

300 ✓ ✗ ✗ $7,380–$8,180

300 ✓ ✗ ✗ $7,380–$8,180

360 ✓ ✗ ✗ $7,380–$8,180

120 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $7,380–$8,180

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,914–$9,926

240 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,914–$9,926

300 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,180–$9,926

300 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,914–$9,926

Thesis5 Begin at any time $6,833

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,200–$8,921

120 ✓ ✓ 4
✗ $8,180–$8,921

120 ✓ ✓ ✓ 2 $8,200

120 ✓ ✓ ✓ 2 $7,396–$8,921

Thesis 5
Begin at any time $6,833

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $7,866

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $7,866

120 or 240 ✓ ✓ ✗ $7,866

360 Begin at any time $6,833

Thesis5 Begin at any time $6,833

120 ✓ ✓4 ✗ $8,072–$8,921

120 ✓ ✓4 ✗ $5,882–$8,921

120 ✓ ✓4 ✗ $8,921

120 ✓ ✓4 ✓2 $8,200–$8,921

360 Begin at any time $6,833

360 Begin at any time $6,833

Thesis5 Begin at any time $6,833

120 or 180 ✓ ✓4 ✗ $8,072 - $8,914

International student fees

Doctoral programmes 2017 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Doctor of Fine Arts $38,009
Doctor of Music $38,009
Doctor of Musical Arts $38,009
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) $6,8336

Find notes on pg. 28.

Education and Social Work
Postgraduate programmes Taught Research Time to complete Part-time International
(full-time study) study1 students1

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory (PGDipCounsTh)


✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Counselling (MCouns) ✗ ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✓
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours) (BEd(Tchg)(Hons)) ✓ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (GradDipTchg) – Early Childhood
Education/Primary/Secondary ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Graduate Diploma in TESSOL (GradDipTESSOL) ✓ ✗ Part-time only ✓ ✗
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCertEd) ✓ ✗ 1 semester ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (PGDipEdLd)


✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Education (MEd)
✗ ✓ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLd) ✓ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Doctor of Education (EdD) 4 years
✓ ✓ (first 2 years part-time) ✓ ✗
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Education options also exist within the programmes for BA(Hons) and MA. See and

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (PGCertProfSup) ✓ ✗ Part-time only ✓ ✗

Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership
(PGCertSCL) ✓ ✗ 1 semester ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision (PGDipProfSup) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✗
Social Work

Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (PGDipSW) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Master of Social and Community Leadership (MSCL) ✗ ✓ 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Social Work (MSW) ✗ ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✓
Master of Social Work (Professional) (MSW(Prof)) ✓ ✗ 2 years ✓ ✓
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Interfaculty degrees and diplomas
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCertAcadPrac) ✓ ✗ Part-time only ✓ ✗
Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) – Education/Mathematics
Education/Teaching Chinese in Schools ✓ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓

International student fees

Postgraduate programmes (per subject area) 2018 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Education $32,392
Interfaculty programmes *
Doctoral programmes 2017 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Doctor of Education $38,009
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) $6,8336


Points Start 2017 estimated annual More information

required Semester Semester tuition fee for domestic
One Two students (NZ$)3

120 ✓ ✗ $7,396

120 or 240 ✓ ✗ $7,253–$7,396

Thesis5 Begin at any time $6,833

120 ✓ ✓ $7,253–$7,396

120-160 ✓ ✗ $7,396–$9,926

120 ✓ ✓ $5,882–$8,072

60 ✓ ✓ $3,626–$3,698

120 ✓ ✓ $7,253–$7,396

120 ✓ ✓ $7,396–$17,543
120 or 180 ✓ ✓ $7,253–$7,396
120 ✓ ✓ $7,253–$17,543

360 ✗ ✓ $6,833

Thesis5 Begin at any time $6,833

60 ✓ ✓ $3,698–$4,036

60 ✓ ✓ $3,698–$4,457

120 ✓ ✓ $7,253–$7,396

120 ✓ ✓ $7,396

180 ✓ ✓ $7,396–$8,914

120 or 240 ✓ ✓ $7,253–$7,396

240 ✓ ✗ $7,396

Thesis 5
Begin at any time $6,833

60 ✓ ✓ $4,037
120 ✓ ✓ $7,253–$9,926

Find notes on pg. 28.

Postgraduate programmes Taught Research Time to complete Part-time International
(full-time study) study1 students1

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (PGCertEng) ✓ ✗ 1 semester ✓ ✓

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (PGCertEng) – Plastics ✓ ✗ Part-time only ✓ ✗
Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology
(PGCertGeothermTech) ✓ ✗ 1 semester ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology

(PGCertLMRTech)13 ✓ ✗ 1 semester ✗ ✓
Master of Engineering (ME) ✗ ✓ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Engineering Studies (MEngSt) ✓ ✓ 14 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Interfaculty degrees and diplomas
Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research (PGDipOR) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Disaster Management (MDisMgt) ✓ ✗ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Energy (MEnergy) ✓ ✓ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Engineering Management (MEMgt) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Operations Research (MOR) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓

Auckland Law School

Postgraduate programmes Taught Research Time to complete Part-time International
(full-time study) study1 students1

Postgraduate Certificate in Law (PGCertLaw) ✓ ✗ 1 semester ✓ ✓

Master of Laws (LLM) ✓ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Legal Studies (MLS) ✓ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Taxation Studies (MTaxS) ✓ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Interfaculty degrees and diplomas
Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) - International Relations and
Human Rights ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

International student fees

Postgraduate programmes (per subject area) 2018 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Engineering $39,584
Engineering (geothermal energy courses) $48,659
Law $34,012
Interfaculty programmes *
Doctoral programmes 2017 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) $6,8336


Points Start 2017 estimated annual More information

required Semester Semester 1 December 2 tuition fee for domestic
One Two students (NZ$)3

60 ✓ ✓ ✗ $4,963

60 ✓ ✗ ✗ $4,963

60 ✗ ✓ ✗ $4,963

60 ✗ ✓ ✗ $16,592

120 or 180 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $9,276–$9,926

120 or 180 ✓ ✓ ✓ 2 $9,276–$33,184

Thesis 5
Beginning of any month $6,833

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,444–$9,926

120 or 180 ✓ ✓ ✗ $7,396–$16,868

120 or 180 ✓ ✓ ✓ 2 $9,276–$9,926

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $9,926

120 ✓ ✓ ✓ 2 $9,276–$9,926

Points Start 2017 estimated annual More information

required Semester Semester 1 December2 tuition fee for domestic
One Two students (NZ$)3

60 ✓ ✓ ✗ $4,857

120 ✓ ✓ ✓ 2 $8,263–$9,714

120 ✓ ✓ ✓ 2 $8,263–$9,714

120 ✓ ✓ ✓ 2 $17,543

Thesis 5
Begin at any time $6,833

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $7,253–$9,926

Find notes on page. 28.

Medical and Health Sciences
Postgraduate programmes Taught Research Time to complete Part-time International
(full-time study) study1 students1

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) (BBiomedSc(Hons)) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) (BHSc(Hons)) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (BMedSc(Hons)) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) (BNurs(Hons)) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) - Pharmacology/Physiology
✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Diploma in Pediatrics (DipPaed)15 ✓ ✗ 1 year ✗ ✗
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education (PGCertClinEd) ✓ ✗ 1 semester ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy (PGCertClinPharm) 16
✓ ✗ Part-time only ✓ ✗
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHSc) ✓ ✗ 1 semester 17
✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science (PGDipBiomedSc) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education (PGDipClinEd) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (PGDipClinPharm) 16

✓ ✗ Part-time only ✓ ✗
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology (PGDipHealthPsych) 19
✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✗
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHSc) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology
(PGDipObstMedGyn)15 ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✗
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (PGDipPH) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) - Optometry/Pharmacology/
Physiology ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Master of Audiology (MAud) ✗ ✓ 2 years ✗ ✓

Master of Biomedical Science (MBiomedSc) ✗ ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✓
Master of Clinical Education (MClinEd) ✓ ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✓
Master of Clinical Pharmacy (MClinPharm) 16
✗ ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✗
Master of Health Leadership (MHlthLd) ✓ ✗ 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Health Psychology (MHealthPsych) ✗ ✓ 2 years ✓ ✓
Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) ✓ ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ 20

Master of Nursing (MNurs)21 ✓ ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✗
Master of Nursing Practice (MNursPrac) ✓ ✗ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Public Health (MPH) ✓ ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✓
Master of Science (MSc) - Optometry/ Pharmacology/Physiology
✓22 ✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✓

Doctor of Medicine (MD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓

International student fees

Postgraduate programmes (per subject area) 2018 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Medical and Health Sciences $42,606
Doctoral programmes 2017 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Doctor of Medicine $38,009
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) $6,8336


Points Start 2017 estimated annual More information

required Semester Semester 1 December 2 tuition fee for domestic
One Two students (NZ$)3

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,914

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,200–$8,914
120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $7,694–$8,914
120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $5,446

60 ✓ ✓ ✗ $4,457

60 ✓ ✗ ✗ $4,457

60 ✓ ✓ ✗ $4,457

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $4,457

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,914

120 ✓ ✓ 18
✗ $8,914

150 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,914

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,914
120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,200–$8,914
240 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 or 240 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 or 240 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 or 240 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

180 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,072–$8,914

240 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 or 240 ✓ ✓4 ✓2 $8,200–$8,914

120 or 240 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $8,200–$8,914

120 or 180 ✓ ✓ ✗ tbc

120 or 240 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $8,200–$8,914
120 or 240 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $7,694–$8,914
Thesis 5
Begin at any time $6,833

Thesis 5
Begin at any time $6,833

Find notes on pg. 28.

Postgraduate programmes Taught Research Time to complete Part-time International
(full-time study) study1 students1

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) ✓ ✗ 1 semester ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (PGDipAppPsych) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✗ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsych)24 ✓ ✗ 2–3 years ✗ ✗
Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science (PGDipForensic) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech) ✓ ✗ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Science (MSc) ✓ 23
✓ 1 or 2 years ✓ ✓

Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (MSLTPrac) ✓ ✗ 2 years ✗ ✓

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) 24
✗ ✓ 3 years ✗ ✗
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ✗ ✓ 3–4 years ✓ ✓
Interfaculty degrees and diplomas
Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise (PGDipBioEnt) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research (PGDipOR) ✓ ✗ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Bioscience Enterprise (MBioEnt) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Disaster Management (MDisMgt) ✓ ✗ 1 year or 18 months ✓ ✓
Master of Operations Research (MOR) ✗ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓
Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) - Data Science/ Digital
Security/ Food Safety/ Mathematics Education
✓ ✓ 1 year ✓ ✓

International student fees

Postgraduate programmes (per subject area) 2018 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Science $39,584
Interfaculty programmes *
Doctoral programmes 2017 estimated annual tuition fee for international students (NZ$)3
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) $6,8336

1. Part-time study options are generally not available to international students 4. Semester Two start may not be possible for all subjects/majors/specialisations and
on student visas. International students must be enrolled full-time to meet the only if places are available.
requirements of their student visa. 5. Upon the recommendation of the Academic Head and approval from the Board of
2. 1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor Graduate Studies, a candidate may present a corpus of creative work for assessment
availability. with a written thesis, comprising an integrated whole.
3. Based on annual tuition fees for full-time study of 120 points except: programmes 6. New international PhD students will be accorded domestic status for the purposes of
that require 60 points to complete (the annual tuition fee for 60 points is shown); tuition fees, subject to supervisory and residency requirements. A new international
some one-year programmes offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work PhD student is defined as a foreign student enrolled for the first time in a Doctor
require 150 or 160 points to complete (the annual tuition fee for the points required of Philosophy programme at a New Zealand university. Note that to be eligible for
to complete these programmes is shown); business coursework masters students the domestic fee, you must reside in New Zealand for the duration of your doctoral
complete 150 points in the first year (the annual tuition for 150 points is shown). programme. However, you may undertake research activities overseas during your
Tuition fees are indicative only and the fees for 2018 will be set at the end of 2017. All doctoral programme (for a cumulative total of no more than 12 months).
students will also pay a student services fee. As an indication, this fee is $766 for 7. Part-time only.
students undertaking a full-time load of 120 points in 2017. Students taking fewer
than 120 points pay proportionately lower fees. 8. Professional programme accredited by the relevant professional body.


Points Start 2017 estimated annual More information

required Semester Semester 1 December 2 tuition fee for domestic
One Two students (NZ$)3

120 ✓ ✓4 ✗ $7,694–$8,914

60 ✗ ✓ ✗ $4,222–$4,963

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

240 or 360 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,200–$8,914

120 or 180 ✗ ✓ ✗ $8,444–$9,926

120 or 240 ✓ ✓ ✓ 2 $7,694–$8,914

240 ✓ ✗ ✗ $8,914

360 ✓ ✗ ✗ $6,833

Thesis 5
Begin at any time $6,833

120 ✓ ✓7 ✗ $8,914

120 ✓ ✓ ✗ $8,444–$9,926

120 ✓ ✗ ✓ 2 $8,200–$8,914

120 or 180 ✓ ✓ ✗ $7,396–$16,868

120 ✓ ✓ ✓ 2 $9,276–$9,926
120 ✓ ✓ ✓2 $7,253–$9,926

9. Part-time study is subject to prior approval by the School of Architecture and 17. Full-time study may not be possible for all subjects/majors/specialisations.
Planning. 18. Semester Two start may be possible subject to prior approval by the Head of
10. Professional accreditation pending. Programme.
11. Available to qualifying students who have completed Parts I, II and III for the 19. Must have completed Master of Health Psychology.
Bachelor of Fine Arts. It is not available to students who have already graduated with 20. Part-time study may not be possible for all subjects/majors/specialisations and only
a BFA (these students may apply to the PGDipFA or MFA two-year option). if places are available.
12. After completing the initial two years of full-time study a candidate may apply for 21. Must be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
permission to continue as a part-time student.
22. Taught option only available for Optometry.
13. This programme will be offered every two years from 2018.
23. Taught option available for a limited range of majors.
14. Research option only available for Food Process Engineering and Medical Devices
and Technologies specialisations. 24. This programme has a limited intake each year and is open to New Zealand and
Australian citizens and permanent residents only.
15. Must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
*Tuition fees will be charged at the respective rate for the subject.
16. Must be registered with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand.

“The Summer Research
Scholarship allowed
me to experience what
postgraduate research
would be like: being
independent in my
research, seeing how
research is systematically
carried out and working
in a research group

After completing a Summer Research

Scholarship at the University, Paul is now
undertaking a PhD in Chemistry, researching
self-healing conductors based on conducting
“I am aiming to develop an intrinsically
conductive, stretchable plastic material that
will be able to heal itself. This material can
be applied to newly emerging areas such
as stretchable electronics and healthcare
“I enjoy the freedom of researching what I
am most passionate about. I’ve been able
to explore the different aspects of this field
and observe really interesting behaviours
from these plastics that were previously
only possible in one’s imagination. The best
parts of doing a PhD are realising what your
interests and skills are, and being able to
challenge yourself to express your creativity in
your own way through science.”
Paul Baek, PhD candidate in Chemistry, is a
recipient of University of Auckland Doctoral
Scholarship and an AINSE (Australian
Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering)
Postgraduate Research Award.

Funding your studies
The University of Auckland believes in investing in our postgraduate students – that’s why we offer
postgraduate scholarships, awards and prizes to a total value of over $26 million each year. It pays to
investigate funding possibilities as early as possible, so you know what you may be eligible for and when
applications are due. Other options also exist to help you meet the costs of your study.
Guaranteed postgraduate Summer Research Scholarships
scholarships Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to gain valuable research experience over the
The University offers guaranteed scholarships summer months, boost your CV and help you think about pursuing postgraduate study.
to domestic research students who meet The scholarships provide a $5,500 tax-free stipend and are open to high-achieving domestic
grade point average (GPA) thresholds from and international students. Applications are especially welcomed from international students,
their qualifying programme. Our guaranteed Māori students, Pacific students and students from other New Zealand universities.
postgraduate scholarships are some of the most
generous scholarships on offer in New Zealand.
As a high-achieving postgraduate research
student, you could be eligible for:
Doctoral scholarships and Student loans and
support funding allowances
Guaranteed postgraduate University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships Student loans and allowances are administered
scholarships are a generous postgraduate scholarship by StudyLink, a service of the Ministry of Social
University of Auckland Postgraduate Honours/ – paying your fees and providing a stipend Development.
PGDip Scholarships (living allowance) of $27,300 per annum for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents
University of Auckland Māori Postgraduate three years of full-time doctoral study, which may be eligible for financial assistance to
Scholarships may be extended by a further six months (on support them during their studies.
University of Auckland Pacific Postgraduate application).
Doctoral scholarships are awarded to both Phone: 0800 88 99 00
University of Auckland Research Masters domestic and international students. There
University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships
are no application forms or closing dates: you
apply for your programme and the scholarship
Employment during study
is assessed at the same time. Scholarship offers Advanced postgraduate students are often
For more information see employed as tutors, laboratory demonstrators
are made alongside offers of places in doctoral or teaching assistants for undergraduate
courses. Tutoring is a great way to gain valuable
Under a New Zealand Government scheme, new
Other postgraduate international PhD students who reside in New
professional and teaching experience during
your masters or PhD study.
scholarships Zealand during their doctoral study will pay
Other opportunities include part-time research
the same annual tuition fees as New Zealand
In addition to guaranteed scholarships, the assisting, administrative duties or library work.
students (NZ$6,833; US$4,727** per annum in
University offers a range of other postgraduate There may be limits on allowable work hours
2017). Including compulsory health insurance
scholarships, awards and bursaries including: (particularly for scholarship and international
for international students (NZ$589, see pg. 41)
students), so you need to check any conditions
and the Student Services fee (NZ$766) the total that may apply. If you are working outside of the
Postgraduate scholarships fee in 2017 was NZ$8,188 (US$5,665** per University to finance your study, it’s important
Health Research Doctoral Scholarships annum). that you discuss your work commitments with
Senior Health Research Scholarships your department’s postgraduate adviser or
Universitas 21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarships fees your supervisor to ensure you can balance your
*Exchange rate as at 1 January 2017: NZ$1 = US$0.69. workload realistically.
Various subject-specific scholarships

Our Scholarships Office provides access PReSS accounts

to a comprehensive database of external If you’re a doctoral student undertaking
scholarships to give you information about the supervised research, you’re automatically PhD
widest range of funding providers. entitled to research support funding through
For detailed scholarship information, including a University PReSS account. PReSS accounts
criteria, closing dates, online applications and provide at least $1,200 per annum (discipline
application forms, visit: dependent) over the four year period of your

$27,300 registration (or until first submission). You can
use the money for costs such as attending
conferences, research-related travel and
accommodation, and research consumables.
The annual tax-free stipend provided
by the University of Auckland Doctoral
Scholarship (fees are also covered).

Enhancing your “The PhD is preparing me
for a career as a research
career potential engineer in industry,
where I can contribute
my knowledge and
Whether you want to change career, prepare yourself for a career experience to product
in academia, develop your research portfolio or learn new skills,
postgraduate study can help you stand out amongst your peers. development.”
Postgraduate study can give you the edge The Doctoral Academic Leadership Initiative
in a crowded market place. It can also offer (DALI) prepares mid-phase doctoral students
The exponential growth of mobile data
the opportunity to change careers, upskill or for life in academia, focussing on academic
is putting pressure on traditional mobile
prepare for the next step in your career. Our leadership, research and teaching. Applications
networks, which were designed to provide
graduates are highly sought after in New Zealand open in October each year. DALI is facilitated by
low-capacity data traffic over wide areas.
and around the world. This is reflected in our the Centre for Learning and Teaching in Higher
Thiaza is researching propagation modelling of
QS Stars five-star rating for employability, and Education.
ultra-dense heterogeneous network, which has
our ranking in the top 60 universities in the the potential to meet the increasing demand
2017 QS Graduate Employability Rankings and
for mobile data.
in the top 150 universities in the Times Higher
Education Global University Employability
Career Development and “I really enjoy the amount of freedom I have as
Ranking 2016. Employability Services a PhD student to contribute my ideas. I have
The value that employers place on postgraduate been highly impressed by the support from my
At any stage of your study at the University of supervisors to get me on the correct track.”
study is reflected in the levels of remuneration Auckland, you can access Career Development
and employment that those with a postgraduate and Employability Services’ (CDES) award- “Doing a PhD is something I have dreamt
qualification enjoy. According to a Ministry winning careers service**. CDES offers a range about since childhood. By doing a doctorate I
of Education report on post-study earnings, of professional services that will help you to want to improve my abilities, and develop the
employment rates increase with the level recognise and grow your capabilities so you can confidence and skills that will lead to a career
of qualification gained and people with make a successful transition into employment with high job satisfaction.”
postgraduate qualifications command high and/or further study.
earnings, with many earning twice the national Thiaza Thasthakeer, PhD candidate in
The CDES website ( Electrical and Electronic Engineering, is
is the first stop to help you manage your world of from Sri Lanka and is a recipient of an AUEA
*What young graduates earn when they leave study.
Ministry of Education, 2014. work, life and learning. Here you will find useful Braithwaite-Thompson Graduate Research
tools and resources to assist you, including Award.
Whatever your motivation, a postgraduate
MyCDES, your personalised career management
taught qualification will provide you with the
system, a job board, workshops, large industry
chance to:
expos, recruitment events, workshops and
• Explore new and emerging fields of study. career resources. You can also make an
• Acquire further specialist knowledge and appointment with a dedicated postgraduate
theory. Career Development Consultant.
• Gain advanced knowledge of professional
Attending workshops, presentations or events
practice (depending on your programme).
will assist you to:
A postgraduate research qualification will give • Understand the employment market.
you the opportunity to: • Identify your unique brand and develop a
• Demonstrate mastery of specialist knowledge strategy to market yourself.
and theory. • Make a successful transition into
• Define and manage a research project. employment.
• Undertake original research and practice.
Discover how Career Development and
Employability Services can assist you on your
Learn new skills career journey.
To augment and enhance the skills and
knowledge you receive as a postgraduate **Best Careers Service. The New Zealand Association of
student, the University provides a range of skills Graduate Employers (NZAGE) Industry Awards 2016.
The Doctoral Skills Programme offers a variety
of courses to help develop academic and
professional skills and to help with career
planning and professional development
(see pg. 35).

Gaining an international
Our partnerships with leading universities around the world open up a range of opportunities for you to
interact with your counterparts, including joint research projects with partner universities, international
networking, exchanges, conferences and workshops.

Take advantage of our

international partnerships
and programmes
The University of Auckland is in the top 40 of
the Times Higher Education’s world’s most
international universities, reflecting our
international outlook. We have more than 100
Memoranda of Understanding with research
institutions around the world, including
universities in Australia, Canada, China,
Germany, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the US.

360° Auckland Abroad

The 360° Auckland Abroad Exchange
Programme creates opportunities for you to
complete part of your University of Auckland U21 Doctoral Student Mobility China Scholarship Council (CSC)
degree overseas. Taught postgraduate study China to New Zealand
This scholarship is available to support
may be done on exchange for one semester
University of Auckland doctoral students Top Chinese PhD students can study at the
of a one-year programme. You must discuss
who wish to undertake short-term visits and University of Auckland through a scholarship
feasibility and timing with your faculty.
placements at other U21 institutions. The programme developed in collaboration with the
The countries that you can visit on a one- or scholarship provides up to $5,000 towards the China Scholarship Council (CSC). Students who
two-semester exchange currently include recipient’s mobility experience. receive a scholarship are given a living allowance
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, by the Chinese Government for the term of
China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, U21 joint PhD agreement the scholarship, return airfare to New Zealand,
Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the A number of U21 members will allow students student visa fees and the cost of overseas
Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Scotland, to enrol in individually-tailored joint PhD student health cover.
Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the US. programmes, which enables doctoral students to enhance their research and employment
opportunities on an international scale. Students New Zealand to China
Association of Pacific Rim Universities interested in a joint programme must discuss The Confucius Institute in Auckland, in
(APRU) this with their supervisor before they enrol in a cooperation with the China Scholarship Council
Established in 1997, the Association of Pacific PhD programme. (CSC), offers up to 10 full scholarships for
Rim Universities (APRU) is a consortium of 45 Chinese language study in China each year. The
leading research universities in the Pacific Rim. scholarship provides a monthly allowance and
APRU aims to promote scientific, educational Worldwide Universities Network also covers tuition fees, teaching materials,
and cultural dialogue and collaboration among (WUN) accommodation and on-campus medical care.
Pacific Rim economies. The Worldwide Universities Network comprises
A number of opportunities exist for students, 20 research-intensive institutions spanning five scholarship
including participation in APRU research continents. The WUN creates new, multilateral
conferences and research symposia. opportunities for international collaboration in
research and graduate education.
Universitas 21 (U21) Many of WUN’s initiatives encourage the
Universitas 21 is an international association of participation of doctoral students and
comprehensive, research-intensive universities early career researchers in international
in 16 countries. The aim of U21 is to facilitate collaborations.
interchange between members. It provides
a framework for international collaboration,
capitalising on the established reputation and
operational reach of each of its members. The
University of Auckland is the only university in
New Zealand with membership of U21.

“The support from Te
Fale Pouāwhina, the
Development Studies
department, Tuākana
Arts and the Equity Office
made the transition to
postgraduate study an
easy one.”

“Postgraduate study has enabled me to look

at things I’m passionate about and develop
critical thinking around the international
development industry. The focus of my
dissertation is development through migration
and remittances. I am looking at how the
elite of the Samoan diaspora in New Zealand
contribute to the development of Samoa.
“I have always held a strong desire to work in
Samoa and I saw the opportunity to utilise my
legal and social science knowledge through
Development Studies. I hope to eventually
work in the Samoan public sector, using my
knowledge and skills to implement sound,
effective and culturally-relevant development
“When I first studied postgrad, I felt like I was
starting university all over again. As daunting
as it sounds, it was really refreshing to
establish new friendships and study something
totally different.
“There is lots of support at the University.
I’ve been involved in Hui Fono, which bring
together Māori and Pacific postgraduate
students from across the University. The
writing retreats for Māori and Pacific
postgraduate students are extremely helpful
for having engaging talanoa/korero on my
research in an encouraging and supportive
family environment.”
Chelsea Tevaga (Leauva’a and Afega, Samoa)
is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts
(Honours) in Development Studies.

Utilising student
services and support
When you embark on the challenge of postgraduate study, it’s
important to feel confident that you have the support you need to
succeed. Our extensive range of student services ensure that help
is readily available; we can assist you with everything from research
skills to career planning.
School of Graduate Studies Alumni Relations
The School of Graduate Studies has overall Everyone who graduates from the University of
responsibility for the development and oversight Auckland becomes part of our community of
of policies and procedures for graduate more than 180,000 alumni in New Zealand and
programmes and for the promotion of graduate around the world. The Alumni Relations team
study, and provides advice to all doctoral keeps you connected with your fellow graduates
students and their supervisors. and the University community through events
You can access the information and advice and reunions, international alumni networks and
they offer at social media.
graduate-studies or by emailing
There are many benefits and services available
to our alumni. Visit the alumni and friends
The School of Graduate Studies coordinates website at or email
a range of events for postgraduate students to find out more.
throughout the year, including monthly Doctoral
Morning Teas and the university-wide 3 Minute
Thesis. Doctoral Skills
Postgraduate Students’ The Doctoral Skills Programme offers
a variety of workshops to support and
Association (PGSA) assist doctoral candidates in two ways:
The PGSA aims to make postgraduate life more to help further develop the academic and
enriching and fulfilling, and is the political voice professional skills needed to complete
of postgraduate students (along with AUSA) a doctorate successfully and in a timely
within the University and the community. manner; and to help with career planning
The PGSA hosts social and academic and professional development.
events, produces a newsletter and acts as a All doctoral candidates are required to
representative for postgraduate students on attend an Induction Day and complete
various boards and committees at the University. a development needs analysis with their
Membership is free and allows you access to the supervisor. Doctoral candidates can then
Postgraduate lounge and gets you a discount at choose to attend workshops from any of
Strata café, both of which are situated on Level 4 the following strands:
of the Kate Edger Information Commons.
• Academic integrity
For membership details see
• Academic writing
The PGSA also supports Exposure, an annual
• Literature review
postgraduate research exposition.
• Digital scholarship and IT skills
• Presenting your research
To learn more about its work, have your say • Personal and professional development
about University issues and receive the latest
information about events, you can also join the
PGSA Facebook group
( or follow the
PGSA on twitter (

postgraduates form a community of like-minded
scholars pursuing their passion for learning.
Learning support The Equity Office’s Kaitakawaenga Māori (Māori
Liaison Officer) and Pacific Equity Adviser can
International student support
The University provides a comprehensive range
Libraries and Learning Services provide advice and guidance to help ensure our of support services for international students to
Māori and Pacific students succeed here. help make your transition to life in Auckland as
Libraries and Learning Services provide resources,
workshops and advice to help you successfully All our faculties offer Tuākana, a learning smooth as possible. This includes learning and
complete your study. community enhancing the academic success of academic support, English language support
Māori and Pacific students through academic and personal support (see pg. 40-41).
From the Libraries and Learning Services website
mentoring and workshops, and pastoral
you can access diverse collections of electronic
resources, including databases, e-journals and
e-books. Your University username and password Students who are parents
allows you to access the electronic resources Te Fale Pouāwhina (TFP) is a programme
anytime, anywhere. Within the libraries you can co-ordinated by Māori and Pacific Learning Accommodation
access large collections of print, multimedia and Advisers. TFP provides a friendly and The University offers a limited range of one, two
microtext materials, including unique manuscript professional service that encourages Māori and and three-bedroom apartments to postgraduate
and archive collections. Pacific scholars to thrive. Learning advisers students with young families (see pg. 38).
Workshops on a variety of topics are offered at assist students through wānanga, workshops,
key times throughout the year. Topics include study groups and advisory sessions.
finding articles, time management, reading Childcare
effectively, critical thinking and reference Postgraduate Hui/Fonotoga The University Early Childhood Centres offer
management. Online resources to support The Equity Office hosts networking events assistance with juggling childcare and study.
masters research and thesis writing are also for Māori and Pacific postgraduate students All of our centres follow the New Zealand early
available. throughout the academic year. For more childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki.
Subject Librarians offer research consultations information email Sili Mireta Pita, Student Equity There are six on-campus early childhood centres
to help you identify appropriate information Adviser: providing care for children of our students
sources, create search strategies and help you on the City, Grafton and Epsom Campuses.
to stay current with research. Bookings are essential as there can be a waiting
Libraries and Information Commons (IC) list at each centre.
facilities also provide more than 4,000 study Phone: +64 9 923 9714
spaces, many with computers and access
to printers, scanners and photocopiers.
Personal support
Two of the centres are Māori medium centres:
IC Helpdesks provide support for student
computing resources and services including Students with disabilities Hineteiwaiwa Kohanga Reo on the City Campus
Student Disability Services provides support and Te Puna Kōhungahunga on the Epsom
username and password, student email,
for students with a wide range of impairments, Campus. For further information about these
internet access, the wireless network and
both visible and invisible. Our services include centres, please contact: +64 9 623 8837.
student file storage. advocacy, assistance with access, dedicated
Parent Space and breastfeeding facilities
study spaces and lab support, as well as special
Parent Space (available at Tāmaki and City
Study space accommodations for tests and exams. Contact
us early so we can confidentially assist you with Campuses) offers facilities for students with
In addition to the plentiful general study children under 16, including study space,
spaces, the postgraduate students’ commons your support requirements.
computers and WiFi, a high chair and port-a-
has a quiet study/meeting space reserved
cot, toys and books, and a place for you to relax.
for postgraduate students. Many faculties, Breastfeeding facilities are available on all of our
schools and departments also offer dedicated Support for student equity groups campuses.
postgraduate workstations or research facilities ‘Equity’ means fairness. The Equity Office
– for example, the Arts Graduate Study Centre leads the University’s commitment to ensuring
provides computers and study space specifically everyone who has the potential to succeed
for postgraduate students in Arts. Check your
Health and counselling service
at our University can do so. We have a range
faculty website for details, or request more of initiatives, resources and support for our Your health and wellbeing is key to your
information from the postgraduate adviser in students and their whānau and families. Check success while you’re studying. Our health
your department. out the websites below or visit and counselling service has practitioners who specialise in student needs, offering you quality
advice, support and care. Our main centre is at
Māori and Pacific student Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex
the Information Commons on the City Campus.
support (LGBTI) students
Clinics are also open throughout semester on
the Epsom, Grafton, Tāmaki and Tai Tokerau
The University is committed to being safe, Students from refugee backgrounds campuses. Students who register the service as
inclusive and equitable. We welcome and their primary health organisation are eligible for
support Māori and Pacific participation and
Students from low socio-economic backgrounds discounted healthcare.
achievement in all aspects of University life.
Waipapa Marae (City Campus) and Tūtahi Tonu
Family Violence - It's not OK
Marae (Epsom Campus) provide a home away
from home for our Māori students and their
whānau. Zero Tolerance for Discrimination
Our Fale Pasifika is the centre of the University's
Pacific community. It houses the Centre for
Pacific Studies, and provides a space for
discussion and support.

Student Advice Hub as a number of Group Fitness classes you can
AUSA Student Advice Hub is a professional join. The professional Sport and Recreation staff
service that provides advice to students with a can talk you through the many options to get “Cervical cancer is one
involved, as well as offering personalised advice
range of academic, administrative and welfare
related issues. All students can access this on health, fitness and general well-being to of the most preventable
free, confidential service, which is completely ensure an active body and mind. forms of cancer, yet the
You can choose to represent your faculty in
independent from the University.
We provide advice about your rights and one of ten sports in the Interfaculty Sports cervical screening rate
responsibilities within the University, in a Championship, or get some friends together
and sign up for one of the UNIM8S Social Sports
for Asian women in New
respectful, non-judgmental and timely manner.
Our services include advocacy, support, Leagues. If you are playing a sport at a high Zealand is worryingly
assistance, information and referrals on any level, there are opportunities to represent the
University in tertiary sports. There are also some
low – just 64% in 2015.
issues that may affect your ability to meet
your academic goals. We aim to empower you 30 student-run university sports clubs that My research has the
you can join if you want to continue a sport or
to negotiate University policy and grievance
procedures and to develop an environment try something new or are looking to make new potential to provide
where the privacy, dignity and respect of all friends.
insight into the barriers
parties are maintained. You can hire equipment for swingball,
Student Advice Hub gutterboard, Viking chess and more to bring to screening and improve
Rooms G15 or G09, Old Choral Hall, City informal activities to your faculty. See our
website for more information.
participation amongst
Email: this group of women.”
Phone: +64 9 923 7294 Music and culture
hub You can often enjoy free musical events in the “My interests lie in ethnic minority health,
City Campus Quad. 95bFM broadcasts from especially Asian health. Very little research
the City Campus, providing news, views, music,
Recreation and gig guides and an accommodation guide.
has been conducted on Asian women’s health
in New Zealand. I would like to pursue a career
entertainment Visit for live streaming or to in health policy, advocating for and removing
volunteer. structural barriers to allow easier access to
Cafés and bars Visit the Gus Fisher Gallery to see work by healthcare for minority groups.
Strata, the postgraduate area on the fourth established New Zealand and international “The honours programme is challenging but
floor of the Kate Edger Information Commons, artists or try the George Fraser Gallery for a taste incredibly rewarding. The course component
features a postgraduate lounge – a large, quiet of the talent at Elam School of Fine Arts. stimulates critical and higher-order thinking;
study area – and a licensed café with a balcony Drama students frequently present productions the research component fosters independence
that overlooks the City Campus. The PGSA hosts in our Drama Studio. and initiative, which drives your motivation
a number of postgraduate functions throughout Details of music concerts, dance performances to conduct your research. I believe the
the year on and off-campus. and art exhibitions produced by the Faculty of programme has equipped me with valuable
Doctoral students are welcome to join the Staff Creative Arts and Industries can be found at research, interpersonal and time-management
Common Room (SCR) Club at Old Government, where you can skills. My honours year has consolidated
House on the City Campus. Primarily a social sign up to receive regular updates. my passion for research and I’m hoping to
club, the SCR operates a bar and organises undertake further postgraduate study.
What’s On is your online hub for events at the
social functions for its members. University. Join the What’s On events email list “The programme has an extensive support
To join, email or like the What’s On Facebook page to keep up- network and our cohort is incredibly
We have introduced a variety of exciting new to-date with what’s happening on campus. supportive and encouraging. My honours has
places to meet and eat on campus. Shaky only been possible with the support of my
Isles, Mexicali Fresh and Tank are now open on supervisor, Associate Professor Elsie Ho. She is
campus to complement our wide array of food a great mentor and adviser who has propelled
outlets. me forward throughout my research process.”
Kristy Kang has recently completed a
Clubs UniGuides Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) in
There are more than 200 student clubs and Public Health.
societies, ranging from cultural organisations to As a new student at the University of
academic interest groups and clubs for hiking, Auckland it can be challenging to meet
skiing, art, fitness and yoga. Attend the Clubs new friends, learn about campus resources
Expo at the start of semester to meet the current and services or find out where classes are
club members and find out more. located. The UniGuide Programme is a free
service designed to help make your first
semester easier, by connecting you with
a student mentor who can show you the
Sport and recreation ropes. You will meet your UniGuide at your
Play sport, get fit and have fun, whether it’s by Faculty Orientation Day.
using our gym facilities, taking part in one of
our Group Fitness classes or signing up for a
sport. Our Sport and Recreation Centre offers
a well-equipped gym with weights and cardio
machines, sports hall and squash court, as well

Finding accommodation
As a postgraduate student, you need a living environment that allows you to focus on your studies, while
enjoying all the social and recreational opportunities that the University and city of Auckland have to offer.

University-managed accommodation Accommodation for couples and families

We provide a range of accommodation for couples and families.
Furnished, self-catered options Demand is high for this accommodation and availability is limited,
All of our residences offer the opportunity to meet and make new friends especially if you are applying outside of Semester One. If you are
with other students from New Zealand and around the world. In residences applying in Semester Two or between February and November, we
that house both postgraduate and undergraduate students, postgraduate recommend you contact our Accommodation team for assistance in
students are housed close together so that they can form their own finding accommodation that best fits your needs.
How to apply
55 Symonds
You can apply online for a place in a University-managed residence for
Opening its doors in February 2017, 55 Symonds is the University’s newest 2018 from 1 August 2017 at
purpose-built student accommodation. These modern, air-conditioned
studio deluxe and studio deluxe double apartments are suitable for both
singles and couples. As well as the amenities offered in your studio, shared Private accommodation
facilities include a large communal kitchen and dining area opening onto a Apart from our University-managed student accommodation facilities,
spacious courtyard, TV room, lounge and additional study areas. there is a range of apartments and flats around Auckland. The University
is located close to the city’s central business district and is served well by
Carlaw Park Student Village buses from all areas.
Located in Parnell, Carlaw Park is only a 5-minute walk from the City If you are interested in seeking accommodation outside of the University
Campus and accommodates 697 students in a combination of two, three residences, our Accommodation Solutions team can assist you with
and four bedroom apartments spread throughout seven buildings. The comprehensive information about renting in Auckland, including rental
two bedroom, and a small number of three bedroom, apartments are agents, useful websites, tenancy requirements, bus timetables, maps,
exclusively designated for students with young families. Each building has school information and more.
direct access to shared common areas, which include a large study room, Private accommodation can be difficult to find during January and
games room, large outdoor area and laundry facilities. February, with large numbers of students looking for accommodation. We
suggest that you start your search early to secure accommodation.
Carlton Gore Student Flat
Please note that we do not inspect or guarantee the quality or availability of
Carlton Gore Student Flat offers five furnished bedrooms in a two- private accommodation.
storey flat. Located on the outer Grafton Campus, Carlton Gore Flat has
convenient access to the Grafton, City and Newmarket Campuses and is Renting
just a short walk to the Parnell and Newmarket shopping districts.
You can rent a house or a flat in a nearby suburb. You will need to sign a
tenancy agreement with the landlord. City flats or apartments are generally
Grafton Student Flats
furnished, while those in nearby suburbs are often unfurnished, although a
Grafton Student Flats offers both single and twin-share accommodation stove and oven will be provided.
to 44 postgraduate and undergraduate students. Grafton Student Flats
are located on the Grafton Campus and are a 15-minute walk to the City
Campus. University-managed accommodation fees
Single Couple Family Mobility Age
Park Road Student Flats
Exclusively for postgraduate students, Park Road Student Flats offers 21
55 Symonds ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ 18+
comfortable single bedsit rooms and seven double rooms for couples, each
with its own bathroom. Residents of Park Road share a large communal
Carlaw Park Student Village ✓ ✗ ✓ ✓ 18+
kitchen, lounge and dining area and BBQ facilities.

The Royal Carton Gore Student Flat PG

✓ ✗ ✗ ✗
The Royal offers six one- or two-bedroom self-contained apartments to
Grafton Student Flats ✓ ✗ ✗ ✗ 18+
postgraduate students with young families.

Park Road Student Flats ✓ ✓ ✗ ✗ PG

Located only a 5-minute walk from the City Campus, UniLodge provides
The Royal ✗ ✓ ✓ ✗ PG
an independent-living environment in self-catered studio, studio deluxe,
or one- or two-bedroom apartments. There are a number of recreation
UniLodge ✓ ✓ ✗ ✓ 18+
facilities for you to enjoy, including a swimming pool, sun deck, BBQ area,
games room, theatre and gymnasium. UniLodge is not suitable for families.

*Fees are based on the weekly rates for 2017. Accommodation fees for 2018 will be set in late 2017.
PG = postgraduates.
In a homestay you live in a New Zealand family home where you will have
a fully-furnished room. Your host will provide breakfast and dinner each
weekday and three meals each day during the weekends. Note that most
homestays are not usually located within walking distance of the University
campuses and may be a bus ride away. We use a homestay agency for
7 University residences are
home to postgraduate
students. Options are
available for single
postgraduates, couples
and families.

Share a house or flat with other students. You are responsible for paying
the rent, electricity, gas, insurance, water, garden maintenance and phone
charges, according to the details in your tenancy agreement. You will need
to provide basic furniture such as a bed and a desk.
We hold regular speed flatting events during February–early March, where
you can meet other students looking for shared accommodation in a safe
and fun environment.

Contact Accommodation Solutions

Come and see us at our office, call or email us for assistance.
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Room type Bathroom Self-catering Recreation Mins to Weekly

campus rate*
Studio deluxe Private ✓ BBQ, games room, lounge, study room, TV room 10 $338
Studio deluxe double Private $360
Single Shared ✓ Basketball, BBQ, games room, lounge, study 15 $259
Two bedroom family Private $410
Three bedroom family Private $520
Single Shared ✓ Swimming pool 15–20 $259

Single Shared ✓ BBQ, lounge 15–20 $259

Twin-share Shared $185
Studio Private ✓ BBQ, lounge 10–15 $295
Studio double Private $317
One bedroom apartment Private ✓ BBQ 10–15 $350
Two bedroom apartment Private $410
One bedroom apartment Private ✓ BBQ, cinema, games room, gym, pool, Sky TV lounge, study room 5 $380
Two bedroom apartment (per bed) Shared $285
Twin-share apartment (per bed) Shared $215
Studio deluxe Private $310
Studio – Anzac Private $290
Studio – Beach Private $300

Arriving from abroad
The University of Auckland warmly welcomes students from all over the world. Studying with us offers you a
wonderful opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification in a stimulating environment.
Our diverse student population includes over 6,500 international students from more than 110 countries,
so you’ll be part of a genuinely global academic community.

Why study in New Zealand? Support for international Scholarships

• As a safe and politically stable country with students The University of Auckland administers
a high standard of living, New Zealand is an scholarships that are open to international
As an international postgraduate student,
ideal place to enjoy your postgraduate study. students wishing to pursue postgraduate study.
you will have access to the extensive support
• New Zealand enjoys a global reputation for The International Office also works with external
services the University of Auckland offers
technical innovation supported by its world- scholarship agencies and government bodies to
to all its students. There are also specialist
class education system and reputation for provide opportunities for international students
international student support services to help
research excellence. who meet entry requirements.
you adjust to life in New Zealand and enjoy your
• Education in New Zealand is not just
studies at the University. A selection of available scholarships is listed
about imparting knowledge, but also
below. For a full list please consult our website.
about generating new ideas and fostering
International Student Information
independent thinking.
Centre Postgraduate scholarships for
• Studying at the University of Auckland, New
Zealand’s leading university,* will equip The International Student Information Centre international students
you for the global marketplace with an is the first point of contact for all international University of Auckland International Student
internationally recognised qualification. students. We can help with enquiries about Scholarships
* studying and living in Auckland, immigration, University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships
health, work and other general matters.
New Zealand International Doctoral Research
Benefits of studying for a PhD in International students can also renew their Scholarships
New Zealand student visa at the centre.
Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarships
• Under a New Zealand Government scheme,
New Zealand Aid Programme scholarships
new international PhD students who reside
International Orientation University of Auckland International Business
in New Zealand during their doctoral study Masters Scholarships
will pay the same annual tuition fees as New The International Office arranges an Orientation
Faculty of Arts International Masters Degree
Zealand students (NZ$6,833; US$4,727** programme at the beginning of Semester Scholarships
per annum in 2017). Including compulsory One and Two for new international students.
University of Auckland Health Research Doctoral
health insurance for international students It is designed to give you all the information Scholarships
(NZ$589, see pg. 41) and the Student you need about the University and living in
University of Auckland Senior Health Research
Services fee (NZ$766) the total fee in 2017 Auckland. In addition, the University puts on a
Doctoral Scholarships
was NZ$8,188 (US$5,665** per annum). number of social, sporting and cultural activities
Dean’s International Doctoral Scholarship (FMHS)
• Your dependent children will be classified as that provide great opportunities to make new
domestic students in New Zealand primary friends. The Business School also provides an University of Auckland Fulbright Scholarships
and secondary schools. Orientation for its coursework masters students AUEA Braithwaite-Thompson Graduate Research
• Your spouse or partner will be able to apply in Quarters Two and Four. Awards
for an open work visa valid for the duration of When you arrive, you can sign up for a Uniguide Agnes Paykel PhD Scholarships
your course of study. – a current student who can answer your University of Auckland Law School’s Dean’s Doctoral
• On completion of your PhD, you can apply questions and help you find your way around Scholarships
for a one-year Post-study work visa (open) campus during your first few weeks.
through Immigration New Zealand. For more information on scholarships available
• If you are able to find a suitable job in your
chosen field, you can apply for a two-year to international students, including selection
Pastoral care for international criteria, application forms and closing dates,
Post-study work visa (employer assisted).
students visit:
• During that two-year work visa period, you
are eligible to apply for permanent residency Our international student advisers can help
under the skilled migrant category, provided if you need to talk to someone about any
that you meet the points requirement set out difficulties. They offer a free, confidential service
by Immigration New Zealand. to help you sort out issues related to your
studies, accommodation, health, budgeting, work, immigration or adjusting to life in New
**Exchange rate as at 1 January 2017: NZ$1 = US$0.69. Zealand.

English-language support Before you arrive in
If English is not your first language, you will New Zealand “I decided to start my
be required to provide proof of your English-
language proficiency to be accepted for Immigration PhD after considering
postgraduate study (see
pg-english-reqs for more information about
You must apply for a student visa to cover the different options for a
English-language requirements). The University
period you intend to study in New Zealand.
You must show evidence that you have been
provides plenty of support to help you further
develop your academic English skills during your
accepted into a programme, have paid your career. A PhD helps
tuition fees and have sufficient funds to cover
your costs while in New Zealand. You should you to develop critical
DELNA (Diagnostic English Language Needs
Assessment) is a free service that determines
apply for your visa before entering New Zealand.
thinking and be more
Full details on rights to employment in New
the level of English language support you will
need to succeed in your studies.
Zealand while studying are available through independent. I think both
Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on
its website at
are strengths that cannot
English Language Enrichment (ELE) provides be equally developed
opportunities for students to develop their
academic English. At ELE on campus you can outside a research
use English language resources, get advice
about your English, join language learning
For help with your application, assistance context.”
with visas and insurance, or for more
groups and find language exchange partners. information about life and study in New
You can visit whenever you like and for as long Zealand, contact:
as you like. PhD candidate Beatriz is from Galicia, Spain,
and is researching atmospheric response to
ELE Online provides language learning International Office tropical diabatic heating. Beatriz will travel to
materials, including vocabulary, grammar
Postal address: the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique
and pronunciation tools to help improve your
in Paris to reproduce some of her experiments
academic English. Your student online access The University of Auckland
and see the relevance of her results so far.
allows you to use these resources anytime, Private Bag 92019
anywhere. Auckland 1142 “What I like most about the PhD is being
New Zealand surrounded by people who are keen to help at
any time. The Department of Physics organises
Street and courier address:
monthly PhD meetings on different topics,
Working while you study Room G23, Old Choral Hall which contribute to remaining up-to-date
7 Symonds St with PhD matters and are an opportunity to
If you are enrolled as a full-time student at the Auckland 1010
University of Auckland, you may be eligible to meet up with other students. I’ve also attended
New Zealand some of the events and trips run by the PGSA
work during your programme of study.
Phone: +64 9 923 1969 – they were a great way of meeting other
For up-to-date information on work rights while
postgraduate students with similar interests.
on a student visa in New Zealand please visit: Fax: +64 9 373 7405 Questions: “I’ve had the opportunity to work as a
Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University.
As an international student for whom English
Career Development and is not my first language, it’s helped me gain
Employability Services experience and confidence in public speaking,
and improve my overall English skills.
“I firmly believe this programme will serve as a
Career Development and Employability Services springboard for a career in either academia or
(CDES) can help you build your preferred future. industrial meteorology.”
Our team of career development consultants
works closely with organisations and each Beatriz Reboredo Viso, PhD candidate in
faculty to create specialised programmes Physics, is a recipient of a scholarship funded
tailored to meet specific student career by the Faculty of Science.
development needs. CDES also hosts events
such as careers expos, networking opportunities
and employer presentations to help you to meet
and talk with potential employers.
Services are free for current students and
graduates up to three years after graduation.

International students
bring perspectives from over 110 countries to our campuses.
How to apply
Honours, postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and masters programmes
Before you apply
Check the entry ( and English-language ( requirements for your
Check the application closing date (pg. 44). We recommend you apply as early as possible. You don’t need to wait to meet the requirements before applying
– as long as you meet them before the programme begins.
If you are applying for a 1-year masters with a research project, you will need to provide evidence that a member of academic staff has agreed to supervise
you. See FindaThesis (, the research webpages for your area of interest or contact the postgraduate adviser for your
programme/faculty for potential supervisor details.

Ready to apply?

New to the University of Auckland or a former student? Current student?

1. Apply for admission online: 1. Make an Add/Change programme request online:

2. You will receive an acknowledgement email listing the supporting documents we require, and a Student ID number for logging
on to your Application for Admission. You can check your application status online and see what supporting documents you
will need to provide. Your application will be assessed once we receive sufficient information (such as uploaded transcripts,
other academic results, references or a portfolio) or you have attended an interview.

2. We will assess your application and inform you of the outcome via email. The status will show on the ‘Your applications’ section
of the Application for Admission.

3. Accept (or decline) your offer online at If you have a conditional offer, you should accept your
offer straight away. There is no need to wait to meet the conditions before accepting your offer. We encourage you to submit
the required information to meet the conditions as soon as you are able.*

4. Enrol in your courses. The postgraduate enrolment process is faculty-specific. See

Applying for a Graduate School of Management programme

For information on how to apply to a Graduate School of Management programme, visit

Need help applying? *Conditional offers

Find answers to frequently asked questions: Conditional offers are made when your place in a programme is subject to one or more conditions. For example, you may need to supply final results
Email: or complete a prerequisite course.
Phone: 0800 61 62 65 When you receive a conditional offer:
Find a postgraduate adviser: 1. Accept (or decline) the offer. 2. Meet the conditions.
3. Submit evidence that you have met the conditions.

PhD or named doctorate
Before you apply
Read the academic entry requirements:
Decide on, and clarify as much as possible, your potential research topic or area of research. Look at the faculty or department websites relevant to your
topic, and consider the research interests and publications of academic staff.
Check the English-language requirements for your programme:
If you are applying for the Doctor of Clinical Psychology or Doctor of Education, check the application closing date (pg. 44). Applications for all other
doctoral programmes may be submitted at any time of the year.
Have electronic copies of the following ready:
Relevant academic transcripts
Statement of Research Intent
If English is not your first language, any approved English language test scores from the last two years
CV or résumé
You may be subsequently asked to supply your research dissertation/thesis from your qualifying degree and/or relevant refereed publications.
Arrange for two referees to support your doctoral application. Doctoral referee reports must be submitted directly from your referees.
For Statement of Research Intent and Doctoral Referee Reports forms see

Ready to apply?

1. Apply for admission online:

2. You will receive an acknowledgement email listing the supporting documents we require, and a Student ID number for logging
onto your Application for Admission. You can check your application status online and see what supporting documents you
will need to provide. Assessment of your doctoral application can take eight weeks or longer.

3. When a decision is made, the status will show on the ‘Your applications’ section of your Application for Admission and we will
inform you of the outcome via email. If you indicate in your application that you would like to be considered for a University of
Auckland Doctoral Scholarship, you will be informed of the outcome in the same email.

4. Accept (or decline) the offer online.

5. When you accept an offer of place, you are admitted to your programme. We will acknowledge your acceptance by email with
information on how to enrol. Domestic applicants have 3 months to enrol; international applicants have 6 months to enrol.

International applicants
Follow the guidelines on pages 42–43.
Read the entry requirements for non-doctoral programmes for international applications:
We recommend you apply as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for visas.
We have a number of official agents and overseas representatives who can help you with
the application process in person: see

Dates to remember
Application closing dates
Please make careful note of the application closing dates listed below. Applications submitted after the closing date will be considered if places are available.
If you wish to apply to begin your study in Semester Two 2018, you should check with your faculty to see if there are specific closing dates for the programme
you wish to study.
Doctoral applications (excluding DClinPsy and EdD) may be submitted at any time of the year.
Applications to Auckland Law School postgraduate programmes may be submitted at any time of the year.

Closing dates for applications for admission in 20181

Semester One admission
Master of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics 1 October 2017
Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) 1 November 2017
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory
Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology
Master of Audiology
Master of Counselling
Master of Creative Writing
Master of Science in Forensic Science
Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology2 1 December 2017
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology2
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Psychology
Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Health Psychology
Master of Science in Psychology
Postgraduate programmes not otherwise specified3 8 December 2017
Semester Two admission
Doctor of Education 31 May 2018
Postgraduate programmes not otherwise specified3 4 July 2018
Late Year (December) research masters admission
Research masters4 Check with faculty

1. Dates to be confirmed.
2. The corresponding date for this programme applies to students applying for the Clinical Psychology specialisation only. All other students should contact the School of Psychology
for application admission dates.
3. Subject to places being available. Check with your faculty to see if there are specific closing dates for the programme you wish to study.
4. December start is available for some 120-point research masters, subject to supervisor availability. Please check with your faculty for further information.

Graduate School of Management closing dates for applications Graduate School of
for admission in 2018 Management quarters 2018
Quarter One admission Quarter One
Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship 1 November 2017 Monday 8 January – Friday 16 March
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Quarter Two
Master of Business Administration
Monday 9 April – Friday 15 June
Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship
Quarter Three
Quarter Two admission
Monday 2 July – Friday 7 September
Master of International Business 1 February 2018 (international applicants)
Master of Management 1 March 2018 (domestic applicants)
Quarter Four
Master of Marketing Monday 24 September – Friday 30 November
Master of Professional Accounting
Quarter Three admission
Postgraduate Diploma in Business 1 May 2018
Quarter Four admission
Master of International Business 1 July 2018 (international applicants)
Master of Management 1 August 2018 (domestic applicants)
Master of Marketing
Master of Professional Accounting

Academic year 20181 Late Year (December) research

masters intake 2018
Lectures begin Thursday 4 January
Summer School 2018

Auckland Anniversary Day2

Monday 29 January December research masters intake ‒ 1 December

Waitangi Day2 Tuesday 6 February Semester One 2019

Lectures end Friday 9 February Semester One begins ‒ Monday 4 March
Study break Saturday 10 February
Examinations Monday 12 February – Wednesday 14 February
Summer School ends Wednesday 14 February
Orientation week Monday 19 February – Friday 23 February
Semester One begins Monday 26 February
International student welcome Tuesday 27 February
Mid-semester break/Easter break² Friday 30 March – Saturday 14 April
Semester One 2018

Wednesday 25 April
Graduation Monday 7, Wednesday 9, Friday 11 May
Lectures end Friday 1 June
Study break Saturday 2 June – Wednesday 6 June
Queen’s Birthday² Monday 4 June
Examinations Thursday 7 June – Monday 25 June
Semester One ends Monday 25 June
Inter-semester break Tuesday 26 June – Saturday 14 July
Orientation week Thursday 12 July – Friday 13 July
Semester Two begins Monday 16 July
International student welcome Thursday 19 July
Semester Two 2018

Mid-semester break Monday 27 August – Saturday 8 September

Graduation Tuesday 25 September
Lectures end Friday 19 October
Study break Saturday 20 October – Wednesday 24 October
Labour Day² Monday 22 October
Examinations Thursday 25 October – Monday 12 November
Semester Two ends Monday 12 November

1.Start/finish dates vary for some programmes. The Graduate School of Management programmes are taught over
four quarters. See above for GSM quarter start and finish dates.
2.Public holiday/University is closed.

Information for international students
The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Costs
Practice: The University of Auckland has agreed to observe and be bound All costs are shown in New Zealand dollars and are expressed
by the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice. inclusive of New Zealand Goods and Services Tax if applicable.
Immigration: To complete enrolment, students must have a current valid Privacy
visa that permits them to study at the University of Auckland. The University of Auckland undertakes to collect, store,
Full details of visa requirements, advice on rights to employment in New use and disclose your information in accordance with the
Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through provisions of the Privacy Act 1993. Further details of how the
the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website University handles your information are set out in a brochure
at available from the ClockTower Student Information Centre or
by phoning 0800 61 62 63.
Eligibility for health services
Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health Disclaimer
services while in New Zealand. Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy,
If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the the information in this document is provided as a general
full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded guide for students and is subject to alteration. All students
health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be enrolling at the University of Auckland must consult its
viewed on their website at official document, the current Calendar of the University of
Auckland, to ensure that they are aware of and comply with all
Medical and travel insurance regulations, requirements and policies.
All international students are legally required to have appropriate health
and travel insurance. The University of Auckland’s recommended policy
is Studentsafe-University, a scheme that meets New Zealand government
requirements. When you enrol you will automatically be covered by
Studentsafe-University and the insurance premium will be added to your
student account. You will receive details with your offer of admission letter
from the University.

This is a quick guide to common University of semesters in the same academic year. A course Auckland Bioengineering Institute and Liggins
Auckland terms used in this prospectus. These is sometimes referred to as a “paper’’ at other Institute.
are not intended to be legal definitions; refer to universities. Programme
the University Calendar when interpreting these Enrolment A programme is a prescribed set of one or more
terms: Once you have applied and been admitted to the courses or other work (such as a thesis). A
Application for Admission University and your programme, you will need certificate, diploma or degree is awarded on the
The first step in the application process is to to enrol in the courses that will make up your successful completion of the programme.
apply for admission to the University and your programme of study (see pg. 42). University of Auckland Calendar
postgraduate programme: Faculty You will find regulations and requirements for There are eight faculties at the University: each all of our postgraduate programmes in the
Course offers and administers programmes within their University Calendar, available in print and online:
The basic component of your programme discipline or group of disciplines. In addition,
of study. Courses are normally taught and you can undertake postgraduate programmes
assessed over one semester or two consecutive at one of our large-scale research institutes:

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