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International Prospectus 2020
New Zealands highest ranked University
International Prospectus 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                          Welcome to
                                                                                                                                                                                          the University of Auckland
                                                                                                                                                                                          The University of Auckland key statistics    4
                                                                                                                                                                                          Welcome to New Zealand                       5
                                                                                                                                                                                          Auckland, a top three city                   6
                                                                                                                                                                                          Research and Innovation                      8
                                                                                                                                                                                          World leading work rights                   10

                                                                                                                                                                                          What can you study?

    A warm welcome to                                                                                                                                                                     Arts

    New Zealand’s highest                                                                                                                                                                 Creative Arts and Industries
                                                                                                                                                                                          Education and Social Work

    ranked university
                                                                                                                                                                                          Engineering                                 20
                                                                                                                                                                                          Law                                         22
                                                                                                                                                                                          Medical and Health Sciences                 24
                                                                                                                                                                                          Science                                     26
                                                                                                                                                                                          Subject areas by faculty                    28
                                                                                                                                                                                          Pathways to undergraduate study             33
                                                                                                                                                                                          PhD study                                   35
                                                                                                                                                                                          360 International / Study Abroad            36
                                                                                                                                                                                          English Language Academy                    37

                                                                                                                                                                                          What else do you
                                                                                                                                                                                          need to think about?
                                                                                                                                                                                          Scholarships and funding                    38
                                                                                                                                                                                          Build a rewarding career                    40
                                                                                                                                                                                          Entry requirements                          42
                                                                                                                                                                                          Accommodation                               44
    In a world of increasing global opportunity, we want to help you to boost your life and career prospects.                                                                             Student services and support                46
    A qualification from an internationally renowned university will bring you closer to achieving your goals.                                                                            Essential information                       48
    According to international rankings, we are New Zealand’s leading university.* Our degrees are respected                                                                              - Visas, insurance, employment,
                                                                                                                                                                                          and living costs
    internationally, and our graduates are highly employable in national and global workplaces.
                                                                                                                                                                                          International tuition fees 2020             49
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dates to remember                           50
    Whatever your future goals, your time with                  university in New Zealand.** We’ve also been                       QS World University Rankings also place the
    us will broaden your horizons and help you to               recognised by the MIT Skoltech Initiative as                       University of Auckland at number one in New            How to apply / Useful web addresses         51
    become a free thinker.                                      one of the world’s top five emerging leaders in                    Zealand for Graduate Employability in 2018.
    The University of Auckland offers an extremely              entrepreneurship.                                                  When you leave the University of Auckland,
    wide variety of subjects. We’re also continuing             University is about more than just gaining                         you’ll be equipped for the next step – what that
    to diversify our array of undergraduate                     a qualification. Auckland City shines with                         looks like is up to you. Success with us is just the
    programmes by adding four innovative new                    opportunity. It offers a kaleidoscope of                           beginning.
    degrees: the Bachelor of Advanced Science                   experiences that will help to shape your future.                   We look forward to welcoming you in 2020.
    (Honours) and Bachelor of Medical Imaging                   Think about the thrill of living in New Zealand’s
    (Honours), new in 2019, and the Bachelor of                 biggest and most diverse city, the life-long
    Design and Bachelor of Education (TESOL), new               friends you’ll make, the clubs you’ll join, the
    in 2020.                                                    life skills you’ll master, and the memories you’ll
    During your time here, you’ll learn from                    cherish for years to come. We’re proud of our
    outstanding teachers, many of whom are global               rich campus and city life, our convenient and
    leaders in their field. Many of our academics               secure accommodation options, our extensive                        STUART MCCUTCHEON
    are also energetic entrepreneurs. According to              scholarships, and our comprehensive support                        Vice-Chancellor
    Reuters Top 75, we rank as the most innovative              services and pastoral care.                                        The University of Auckland

    * Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings 2018   ** Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                   Nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa
                                                                                                   QS World University
                                                                                                   Rankings by subject 2019
                                                                                                      13 subjects are ranked in the top 50
                                                                                                                                                                   Welcome to New Zealand
                                                                                                                  in the world

    The University of Auckland is the highest ranked university in                                 Archaeology                                     23               Quick facts New Zealand/Aotearoa
    New Zealand in Times Higher Education and QS rankings for 2019.                                                                                                 Population: Approximately 4.9 million
                                                                                                   Education                                       26
                                                                                                                                                                    Largest city: Auckland – population 1.5 million
                                                                                                   Geography                                       28
                                                                                                                                                                    Capital: Wellington
                                                                                                   Pharmacy and Pharmacology                       30
          More than                                                   From over                                                                                     Area: 270,534 square kilometres (104,454

      8000                                                           120
                                                                                                   Nursing                                         36               square miles)
                                                                                                   Civil and Structural Engineering                37               Official languages: English, Māori, New
                                                                                                                                                                    Zealand Sign Language
                                                                                                   English Language and Literature                 38
                                                                                                                                                                    Currency: New Zealand dollar
       international                                                 different                     Sports-related subjects                         41
                                                                                                                                                                    Exchange rates: US$0.68, £0.53 (Jan 2019 )
         students                                                    countries                     Philosophy                                      41               Diverse people: Auckland is New Zealand’s
                                                                                                   Law                                             44               most multicultural region: 59.3% European,
                                                                                                                                                                    23.1% Asian, 14.6% Pacific, 10.7% Māori, 3.1%
    Highest ranked                         The University of Auckland is ranked                    Linguistics                                     46

                                                                                                                                                                    other significant ethnic groups¹

    New Zealand                                                                                    Anthropology                                    49
                                                                                                                                                                    Climate: Daytime temperatures in Auckland
                                                                                                   Psychology                                      50
    university                                                                                                                                                      range from an average of 24°C (75°F) in
                                                                                                                                                                    summer (December to March) to 16°C (60°F)
    for graduate                                                                                                                                                    in winter (June to August)

    employability1                                                                                                                                                  Warmest months: January, February
                                                                                                                                                                    Coldest months: July, August
                                           in the world2                                                                                                            Government: Parliamentary democracy,

                                                                                                                                                                    member of the Commonwealth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New Zealand is a modern, English-speaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      country with a rich cultural heritage, known
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Why study in New Zealand?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      internationally for its stunning and diverse          New Zealand is a safe and politically stable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      natural landscapes and the culture of its             country with a high standard of living.
                                                                                                                                                                    NEW ZEALAND                                       indigenous Māori people. New Zealand                  New Zealand enjoys a global reputation for

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      has earned a reputation for its politically           technical innovation supported by research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      independent stance, support for environmental         excellence. Education in New Zealand is not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      causes, sporting achievements, and dynamic
    Most innovative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            only about imparting knowledge but also about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      political and economic reform. Its citizens have      encouraging original thinking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     AUCKLAND         made important contributions in the fields of
    university in New Zealand                                                                       In addition to over 30 undergraduate                                                                              scientific and technological discovery, medicine,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New Zealand has a progressive work-rights
    according to the Reuters top 75                                                                                                                                          North Island                                                                                   policy, which allows international students to
                                                                                                    programmes to choose from, there are 130                                                                          conservation, creative arts, food and wine.
    universities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            work in New Zealand on a post-study visa after
                                                                                                    postgraduate programmes on offer across                                                                           Situated in the South Pacific Ocean about             finishing at university.⁴
                                                     research centres and institutes across         220 subjects, including PhDs in over 100                                                                          2,200km east of Australia, New Zealand has
                                                     the University create knowledge that           different subjects. Options range from                                                                            two principal islands – the North Island and the      International PhD students receive a range
                                                     benefits our social, cultural, economic and    strong traditional disciplines to emerging                                                                        South Island. Comparable in size and shape to         of special benefits, including eligibility for a
                                                     environmental future.                          cross-disciplinary subjects.                                                               WELLINGTON             the United Kingdom or Japan, New Zealand has          government funding scheme allowing them
                                                                                                                                                                  South Island                                                                                              to pay the same tuition fees as New Zealand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a relatively small population of approximately


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.7 million people, making it one of the least        students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      crowded countries in the world.                       ¹ NZ Census 2013. Respondents can identify with more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            than one ethnic group so percentages do not total 100%.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New Zealanders are proud of their diverse
                                                                                                                                                                                    DUNEDIN                                                                                 ²
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      heritage, strongly influenced by Māori culture,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19th century British settlement, and by more
    partner universities in 27 countries                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ⁴
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      recent migration, mainly from Pacific Island
    give you the opportunity to study in                                                                                                                                                                              nations and Asia. New Zealand people are well-
                                                                                clubs make our University
    another country through the 360                                                                                                                                                                                   travelled and outward looking, with a reputation
                                                                                a great place to get
    International exchange programme.                                                                                                                                                                                 for being warm, welcoming and friendly to visitors.
                                                                                connected and meet like-         New Zealand is ranked Best in
                                                                                minded New Zealand and           Class and #1 globally for the                                                                        New Zealand is a desirable country to live in,
                                                                                international students.
                                                                                                                 Best Teaching                                                                                        ranking 16th in the world on the United Nations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Human Development Index 2018². It is also

                                                                                                                 Environment3                                                                                         ranked 2nd out of 163 countries on the Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Peace Index 2018, the world’s leading measure of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      national peacefulness.³
                                                                                                             QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019

                                                                                                             QS World University Rankings

                                                                                                             Worldwide Educating for the Future Index, EIU 2017

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Auckland, a top three city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The University of Auckland City Campus

    With a population of                                 A city flanked by two harbours, Auckland’s           Mount Eden – Dormant volcanic cone, centrally
                                                         unique geographic position means you can             located with panoramic 360° views over the city,
    approximately 1.5 million,                           enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of a large,             great for a picnic
                                                                                                                                                                       1   City Campus                                                                  5   Goldie Vineyard
    Auckland is New Zealand’s                            cosmopolitan city, and still be close to stunning    Newmarket shopping precinct – Excellent
                                                                                                                                                                      Located in the heart of Auckland,                                                This 14-hectare vineyard and winery provides
    largest city and the country’s                       beaches, nature walks and tranquil islands. You      shopping, movie theatres, restaurants and cafés;
                                                                                                                                                                      City Campus provides a full                                                      a unique venue where Wine Science students
                                                         can kayak on sparkling harbours in the morning                                                               range of amenities, including                                                    live, study and work in a boutique winery in an
    economic hub.                                                                                             something for everyone
                                                                                                                                                                      cafés, health services, libraries,                                               important winegrowing region of New Zealand.
                                                         and hike through green subtropical forests in the
                                                                                                              Auckland waterfront – Attractive, urban beaches         childcare facilities, and a
                                                         afternoon. Add to that great cafés, restaurants
                                                         and bars, excellent theatres, galleries, museums
                                                                                                              alongside a walking and cycling promenade,
                                                                                                                                                                      recreation centre.                                  North Island
                                                         and terrific shopping.
                                                                                                              cafés, bars and restaurants as well as rollerblade,                                                                                       6   Tai Tokerau Campus
                                                                                                              bicycle, sailboard and catamaran hire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers
                                                         With almost 40 percent of the population born        The Domain – A beautiful inner city park                 2   Grafton Campus                                                              courses at the Tai Tokerau Campus, located in
                                                         overseas, Auckland is more culturally diverse        close to the University, home to the Auckland           Home to the Faculty of Medical and Health                                        Whangarei, the capital of the Northland Region
                                                         than Sydney, London or New York,¹ and it is          Museum, where you can experience cultural               Sciences, the Grafton Campus is situated                              6          of New Zealand.
                                                         clear why Auckland has been ranked third out of      performances, see priceless Māori treasures and         opposite Auckland City Hospital.
                                                         231 world cities for quality of life.²               learn about New Zealand’s natural history
                                                                                                              Multicultural and local foods – A fantastic                                                                                       7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7   Leigh Marine Laboratory
                                                                                                                                                                           Newmarket Campus
                                                         ¹World Migration report 2015
                                                                                                              range of multicultural foods from all over the           3                                                                               The Leigh Marine Laboratory is the “marine
                                                         ²Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Rankings 2019
                                                                                                              world and unique New Zealand foods                      Covering five hectares, this campus is                                           campus” of the University, offering opportunities
                                                                                                              For more information about Auckland visit               designed to be a high-quality environment that                                   for postgraduate teaching and research at the
                                                         City highlights                                                                                              supports research activities for the faculties of                     Auckland   Goat Island Marine Reserve.
                                                         Sky Tower – Tallest building in the Southern                                                                 Engineering and Science.
                                                         Hemisphere, with spectacular views of the city
                                                         Eden Park – New Zealand’s largest stadium,
                                                         hosting national and international rugby and
                                                                                                                                                                       4   Epsom Campus                                    Waiheke Island
                                                                                                                                                                      The Epsom Campus is the
                                                         cricket matches
                                                                                                                                                                      main Faculty of Education                                     5
    Worldwide Quality of Living Survey                   Rangitoto Island – A dormant volcano with                                                                    and Social Work campus,                               1
    2018 – Top 5*                                        lava tunnels, fantastic views of the harbour and                                                             offering programmes in teacher            Auckland     2 3
    Rank City, Country                                   the world’s largest pohutakawa forest, only a                                                                education, sport, health and                          4
                                                         40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland                                                                  physical education, and social
    1          Vienna, Austria
                                                         Piha Beach – Most famous surf beach in New                                                                   services.
    2          Zurich, Switzerland                       Zealand, featuring black iron-ore sand, just 40
    3=         Auckland, New Zealand                     minutes from central Auckland through the
    3=         Munich, Germany                           protected forest of the Waitākere Ranges
                                                         Waiheke Island – Beautiful, subtropical island
    3=         Vancouver, Canada
                                                         famous for its golden sandy beaches, wineries
    *Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Rankings 2019                                                        The Goldie Vineyard on Waiheke Island is a University
                                                         and water sports, just 40 minutes by ferry from      of Auckland teaching facility for the Wine Science
                                                         downtown Auckland                                    programme.

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Research and Innovation
    The University of Auckland is a world-class research institution¹ and is recognised as having the greatest
    depth and breadth of research activity of any tertiary institution in New Zealand.²

    World-class research                                We have a range of academic programmes
                                                        from undergraduate through to PhD that
    The University of Auckland is a large, diverse      develop enterprising skills and the capacity to
    university with strengths in a wide range of        innovate. We have also been recognised by the
    disciplines, and a commitment to the research       Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    collaboration and impact that this breadth          Skoltech Initiative as one of the world’s top five
    enables. This shapes our sense of place and         emerging leaders in entrepreneurship.
    purpose in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. It
                                                                                                                 Ninna Granucci
    positions us, and indeed obliges us, to address
    some difficult and important global and local
    challenges.                                         Velocity is a student-led entrepreneurial
    We achieve this, and contribute to the societies,   development programme supported by the                   Ninna, from Brazil, is a doctoral candidate
    environments, cultures, health, technology          Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship               in Biological Sciences.
    and economies of New Zealand and the world,         at the University’s Business School. Velocity
    through excellence in research, connection          is New Zealand’s leading entrepreneurial
                                                        programme and involves seminars, challenges
    with our communities, and commitment to                                                                      Ninna knew she was studying towards
                                                        and workshops to inspire the next generation of
    the development of people who will lead                                                                      something that would help her make a
    positive change. Our research-intensive             entrepreneurs.
                                                                                                                 positive impact on the world, but never
    environment nurtures graduates who are able
                                                                                                                 imagined she would become an award-
    both to articulate and to challenge established
                                                        ¹ QS Stars University Ranking                            winning entrepreneur while at university.
    knowledge, and who are equipped with the skills
                                                        ² Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) report 2012.
    to reshape our world.                                                                                        The Brazilian student is working towards a
                                                                                                                 PhD in Biological Sciences at the University
    Renowned research-led                                                                                        of Auckland, and simultaneously running
                                                                                                                 sustainable food innovation company, Green
    university                                                                                                   Spot Technologies. The company is paving
    We support the work of more than 60 research                                                                 the way to a less-wasteful future. They
    units, centres and institutes, including two          Innovation hub                                         turn fruit and vegetable waste from farms
    internationally renowned Large Scale Research         Unleash Space is the University’s vibrant              and juicing companies into nutritious flour
    Institutes – the Liggins Institute and the            innovation and entrepreneurship hub with               through fermentation.
    Auckland Bioengineering Institute.                    a Create and Maker Space for students to
    We are also host or co-host to five New Zealand       grow ideas into ventures.                              In 2015, Ninna and Associate Professor Silas
    Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs), which         The student-led hub is managed by the
                                                                                                                 Villas-Boas presented their fermented fruit
    promote world-class research contributing to
                                                          Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship,            and vegetable flour concept at the University
    New Zealand’s development:                                                                                   of Auckland’s Velocity 100K Business Idea
                                                          based at the Business School, and is open to
    • The Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular            students from any faculty and any discipline.          challenge. This attracted a lot of attention
                                                          Professor Jayne Godfrey, Dean of Business              from potential investors and companies
    • The Medical Technologies CoRE                       and Economics, says the Unleash Space                  looking to get involved, which encouraged
                                                          will help prepare current students for the             them to go right ahead and launch Green
    • Brain Research New Zealand: Rangahau Roro
                                                          future world of work. “Innovative ideas need           Spot Technologies. In 2018, the company
      Aotearoa (co-hosted with the University of
                                                          entrepreneurial spirit to take them to fruition        moved to France on the back of $1.2 million
                                                          and put them into practice,” she says.                 seed funding.
    • Te Pūnaha Matatini: The Centre for Complex          The hub supports students through
      Systems and Networks                                                                                       Ninna’s long-term goal is to expand Green
                                                          all stages of development, from idea
                                                          generation and prototyping to product
                                                                                                                 Spot’s production, and mission, globally.
    • Ngā Pae o te Maramatanga: New Zealand’s
                                                          commercialisation.                                     “The amount of food that is lost or wasted
      Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence
                                                                                 every year is incompatible with current
                                                                                                                 world population growth and future food
    New Zealand’s most                                                                                           demands. Therefore we need to challenge
    innovative University                                                                                        this situation, and there’s nothing better
                                                                                                                 than science to propose solutions. The
    The University of Auckland has been ranked
    as the most innovative in New Zealand in the
                                                                                                                 appetite for our first product range had been
    Reuters Top 75: Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative                                                               growing since 2015. Fermentation has been
    Universities rankings 2018. No other New                                                                     hailed as a natural and positive process to
    Zealand university made it into the top 75 for                                                               transform the food and beverage market.”
    the region.

                                                                                                                                             Photo: Boyd Anderson

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World leading work rights                                                                                                                 What can
     Study at New Zealand’s highest ranked university and obtain the skills and qualifications in demand with
                                                                                                                                               you study?
     global employers. Grab the opportunity to gain a world-class education, learn new ways of thinking and                                    Arts                               12
     enhance your future career.                                                                                                               Business                           14
                                                                                                                                               Creative Arts and Industries       16
                                         New Zealand’s post-study work rights for            • PhD and research masters students have no
                                         international students are among the best in          restrictions on the hours they can work while   Education and Social Work          18
                                         the world – most students with undergraduate,         studying.                                       Engineering                        20
                                         masters and PhD qualifications can apply for a                                                        Law                                22
                                                                                             With a three-year Post-study work visa you
                                         visa to work in New Zealand for up to three years
                                                                                             can work for any employer in almost any job in    Medical and Health Sciences        24
                                         after they finish their studies.
                                                                                             New Zealand. Your partner can apply for a work    Science                            26
                                         We also have some of the best work rights for       visa and your children can apply to study as
                                         students in the world:                                                                                Subject areas by faculty           28
                                                                                             domestic students in New Zealand schools.
                                         • Most university students can work part-time                                                         Pathways to undergraduate study    33
                                           up to 20 hours a week and full-time during         For more information on your right to work       PhD study                          35
                                           scheduled study breaks.                            during and after study at the University of
                                                                                                                                               360 International / Study Abroad   36
                                                                                              Auckland, visit
                                                                                                                                               English Language Academy           37

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                                                  The Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland
                                                  is internationally recognised as New Zealand’s
                                                                                                         Postgraduate programmes
                                                  leading Arts faculty, ranked in the world’s top 50     Graduate Diploma in Arts
                                                  for Arts and Humanities.*                    
                                                                                                         Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
                                                  At undergraduate level, our unique double
                                                  major requirement encourages you to develop

Maud Blettery
                                                                                                         Postgraduate Certificate in Translation
                                                  substantial knowledge in two fields and gives
                                                  you a strong platform for future careers and
                                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
Maud, from France, gained a Postgraduate          postgraduate study. In your first year, you can
                                                  choose from a wide range of subjects, exploring
Diploma of Arts in Gender Studies.                                                                       Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching
                                                  the human condition in all its social and cultural
                                                  diversity before deciding on your two majors.
                                                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies
“Having grown up in New Caledonia until the       At postgraduate level, you can pursue advanced
age of 16, I always knew I wanted to study        study and research in your area of interest            Master of Arts
in New Zealand. I chose the University of         or in an area with a professional focus such 
Auckland because of its worldwide reputation      as: conflict and terrorism, creative writing,          Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
and high-quality teaching. Furthermore, as        indigenous studies, public policy, language  
someone who is interested in doing research,      teaching, and translation.                             Master of Creative Writing
the fact that the University is a leading         Academic staff in the faculty have diverse   
research institution also influenced my           interests and pursue research across a wide            Master of Heritage Conservation
decision.                                         range of subject areas. Staff include scholars
                                                  who are internationally acclaimed as leaders in        Master of Indigenous Studies
“Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field I                                                
                                                  their fields. Teaching and learning are informed
am passionate about. Gender and sexuality                                                                Master of Literature
                                                  by commitment to research, which means
shape the world we live in and every aspect of    you will be exposed to developing areas of   
our lives. Being able to critically analyse and   knowledge and encouraged to undertake your             Master of Public Policy
engage with the norms around gender and           own research wherever possible.              
sexuality allows for a better understanding       *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
                                                                                                         Master of Teaching English to Speakers of
of one’s self, of society, and of the way power                                                          Other Languages
relations and inequalities are structured.                                                     
Studying in New Zealand is interesting, as in     Undergraduate                                          Master of Theology
1893 it became the first country in the world     programmes                                   
                                                                                                         Master of Translation
to grant women the right to vote.                 Bachelor of Arts                             
“Coming from a country where relations                                    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
between students and lecturers are formal         Bachelor of Global Studies                   
and rigid, I appreciate how approachable,
supportive and helpful the academic staff         Diploma in Languages
are at the University. Their teaching methods,
                                                  Certificate in Languages
based on interaction and group work, are
very helpful in understanding the courses and
in building critical thinking.
“In the future, I want to work as a researcher
and lecturer in the field of Gender Studies. My                                                           Arts research
current studies are allowing me to develop
                                                                                                          Professor Andreas Neef is the Postgraduate
the personal, academic and research skills to                                                             Adviser of the Development Studies
pursue a research masters and later a PhD. I                                                              programme. He examines strategies used
hope to complete these two programmes at                                                                  by communities in the Asia-Pacific region
the University of Auckland.                                                                               to respond to external shocks, including
“The University has rich cultural diversity. I                                                            disasters caused by climate change and
                                                                                                          land grabbing by foreign investors.
have met students and staff from all around
the world and discovered new cultures. It                                                                 “I have always been fascinated by how
                                                      people in so-called developing countries adjust to very difficult conditions. The goal of my
is a very rewarding experience, both on an
                                                      research is to learn more about these adaptive capacities and also to understand their
academic and personal level. My advice
                                                      transnational dimensions.
for future international students would be
                                                      “In my future research, I want to find out what happens after successful resistance to land grabs,
– definitely go for it! My experiences at the
                                                      particularly among indigenous communities in rural Cambodia. Will the land be returned to the
University have been absolutely awesome.              rightful customary owners or will the process of land restitution be compromised by powerful
You will not regret it.”                              actors? This research may turn out to be of interest for New Zealand's Māori communities, as a
                                                      comparison to their own experiences.”

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                                                  The University of Auckland Business School
                                                  is one of Asia-Pacific’s foremost research-led
                                                                                                         Postgraduate programmes
                                                  business schools, known for excellence and             Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
                                                  innovation in research, learning and partnership
                                                  with enterprise. Our internationally qualified         Bachelor of Property (Honours)
                                                  staff, up-to-date technology, and strong focus
                                                  on student development mean that from day              Master of Commerce
                                                  one you will receive a business education that is
                                                  among the best on offer in New Zealand.                Master of Property
                                                  The Business School holds leading international
                                                  accreditation, including the triple crown:             Master of Professional Studies in Data Science
                                                  AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA. These   
                                                  accreditations are your assurance of the highest       Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                  academic standards. They offer global credibility

Tuyen Nguyen                                      and recognition.
                                                  University of Auckland Business School
                                                                                                         Business Masters
Tuyen is from Vietnam and was the                 graduates occupy leading positions in business         programmes
recipient of a New Zealand Scholarship,           and professions within New Zealand and around
                                                                                                         Master of International Business
funded by the New Zealand government,             the world. The home of the Business School,
to complete a Master of International             the Sir Owen G. Glenn Building, is an iconic
                                                                                                         Master of Management
                                                  facility that is designed to promote a sense of
                                                  community among staff and students. It will
                                                                                                         Master of Marketing
                                                  provide you with an extraordinary learning
“I chose to study towards my Master of            environment.
                                                                                                         Master of Professional Accounting
International Business as it supports my
work in Vietnam as a government official          Undergraduate                                
                                                                                                         Master of Human Resource Management
in charge of business issues at Ho Chi Minh       programmes                                   
City Department of External Relations.                                                                   Master of Business Administration
                                                  Bachelor of Commerce
The University of Auckland is regarded as        
the best university in New Zealand and is         Bachelor of Property                                   programme/international-students
highly ranked in the world. It offers excellent
teaching and diverse cultures, with modern        Graduate Diploma in Commerce
and convenient facilities. The teaching and
academic staff are excellent – inspiring,
approachable, and helpful.
“The University campus is well-equipped               Business research
and the available facilities are very                 Snejina Michailova is Professor of International Business in the Department of Management and
convenient and advanced. There are plenty             International Business, and Associate Dean, Research. Her main research areas are international
of accommodation choices at the University            business, management and knowledge management, and her academic work has appeared in
of Auckland, so it is easy to find something          the prime journals of all three disciplines.
that will suit.                                       Much of Snejina’s research focuses on the people side of international business. Her recent
“I lived at University Hall and I loved the           work – commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment – involves an
environment there – it’s student-friendly,            investigation of the nature of temporary migrant worker exploitation in New Zealand. This
secure, clean, with immediate support, and            research will guide the government’s efforts to stamp out the exploitation of migrant workers by
                                                      identifying regulatory and practical gaps and opportunities to address them.
is a great way to meet people.
“Auckland is a dynamic city to live in and
the University of Auckland is very culturally
diverse. I found it easy to make friends
from many countries, and went to several
amazing places around New Zealand,
including Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Taupo,
Wellington, and New Plymouth.
“My advice to future international students
at the University of Auckland is – be
inquisitive, and ready to learn and explore.
You will receive so much support to achieve
your goals.”

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International Prospectus 2020

                                                 Creative Arts and Industries
                                                 The Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries is a        Undergraduate                                     Postgraduate programmes
                                                 centre of creative excellence, bringing together
                                                 the University’s School of Architecture and             programmes                                        Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours)
                                                 Planning, Elam School of Fine Arts, School of                                                   
                                                                                                         Bachelor of Architectural Studies
                                                 Music, and the Dance Studies Programme. Elam                                                              Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
                                                 (art and design) and the School of Architecture                                                 
                                                                                                         Bachelor of Dance Studies
                                                 and Planning (architecture/built environment)                                                             Bachelor of Music (Honours)
                                                 are both ranked within the top 100 schools in                                                   
                                                                                                         Bachelor of Design
                                                 the world for their disciplines.*                                                                         Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
                                                 The faculty provides a lively studio teaching           Bachelor of Fine Arts
                                                                                                                                                           Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies
                                                 environment filled with fellow creatives and  
                                                 internationally recognised artists, practitioners,      Bachelor of Music
                                                                                                                                                           Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts
                                                 teachers and researchers. Our strong links with
                                                 national and international creative communities         Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours)
                                                                                                                                                           Postgraduate Diploma in Music
                                                 enable you to connect and foster relationships
                                                 with relevant professional and business                 Graduate Diploma of Architectural Studies
                                                                                                                                                           Master of Architecture
                                                 organisations as part of your study.          

Soomin Kim
                                                                                                         Graduate Diploma in Music
                                                 The PhD and named doctorates are available for                                                            Master of Architecture (Professional)
                                                 advanced research across all our disciplines.                                                   
                                                                                                         Undergraduate Design conjoint combinations:
                                                 We also offer a PhD with a creative practice                                                              Master of Architecture (Professional) and
Soomin, from South Korea, is studying            component. Students have the option to link
                                                                                                         Advanced Science (Honours), Arts, Commerce,
                                                                                                                                                           Heritage Conservation
towards a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor         theory and creative work into new innovative
                                                                                                         Engineering (Honours), Global Studies, Health
of Commerce conjoint degree.                                                                             Sciences, Law (including Honours), Music,
                                                 outcomes by incorporating elements such as                                                                Master of Architecture (Professional) and
                                                                                                         Property, Science
                                                 contemporary art, design, performance or film                                                             Urban Design
                                                                                                         Undergraduate Fine Arts conjoint combinations:
                                                 into their research and final submission.                                                       
“Being involved in the School of Music as                                                                Arts
                                                 Studying at Creative Arts and Industries                                                                  Master of Architecture (Professional) and
a pianist is highly stimulating. I face an                                                               Undergraduate Music conjoint combinations:
                                                 cultivates imaginative thinking, fresh ideas and                                                          Urban Planning (Professional)
endless stream of opportunities to develop                                                               Advanced Science (Honours), Arts, Commerce,
                                                 innovation. The educational experience within                                                   
my skills and fulfil my interest. I got to                                                               Design, Engineering (Honours), Global Studies,
                                                 the faculty and at the University of Auckland will                                                        Master of Community Dance
learn about early keyboard instruments –                                                                 Law (including Honours), Science
                                                 help set you up for a life of research, discovery                                               
harpsichord, fortepiano, etc. – which, as        and practice that contributes to the future                                                               Master of Dance Movement Therapy
a student of the modern piano, I had never       development of society and the creative arts                                                    
thought of encountering until I took MUS 122     and industries sector.                                                                                    Master of Dance Studies
and met Associate Professor, James Tibbles.      *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
                                                                                                                                                           Master of Design*
“I am surrounded by teachers who are                                                                                                             
fantastic not only at teaching but also at                                                                                                                 Master of Fine Arts
supporting the students. I love that my piano       Creative Arts and Industries research                                                        
teacher, Associate Professor Stephen De                                                                                                                    Master of Heritage Conservation
                                                    Interdisciplinary research is a hallmark of the faculty, highlighted by Singularity, a collaboration
Pledge, has encouraged me to experiment                                                                                                          
                                                    between Architecture and Dance Studies. Academic staff and research students examined how
with various ways of playing each piece and         computers connect our physical and digital worlds. Singularity used live render programmes
                                                                                                                                                           Master of Music
explore my own musical potential, rather                                                                                                         
                                                    with motion-tracking cameras to follow dancers as they moved and created large 3D
than just telling me what to do. I always feel                                                                                                             Master of Urban Design
                                                    holographic constructions in projections and haze particles. The research was presented at Ars
respected, which in turn motivates me to                                                                                                         
                                                    Electronica, the world’s leading digital art and technology festival, in Austria.
                                                                                                                                                           Master of Urban Planning
“The English language competency I                                                                                                                         Master of Urban Planning (Professional)
have acquired while studying Music and                                                                                                           
Commerce in Auckland will be one of                                                                                                                        Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and
my biggest strengths when it comes to                                                                                                                      Heritage Conservation
searching for employment anywhere in the                                                                                                         
world, and will provide me with a lot more                                                                                                                 Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and
opportunities to enter the international                                                                                                                   Urban Design
                                                                                                                                                           Doctor of Fine Arts
“The University is almost a microcosm of the                                                                                                     
increasingly globalised world. This is such                                                                                                                Doctor of Music
a wonderful environment to be studying in,                                                                                                       
and I am certain that anyone who decides                                                                                                                   Doctor of Musical Arts
to come to the University of Auckland will                                                                                                       
absolutely agree with me.”                                                                                                                                 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                                                                           *The Master of Design will begin in 2021 subject to
                                                                                                                                                           standard regulatory approval.

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International Prospectus 2020

                                               Education and Social Work
                                               The University of Auckland is proud to be New          Undergraduate                                           Postgraduate programmes
                                               Zealand’s leading university for Education –
                                               ranked 26th in the world, and the only New             programmes                                              Graduate diploma in teaching
                                               Zealand university to feature in the global top        Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early                  Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)
                                               50. We are also ranked 1st in New Zealand              Childhood Education specialisation            
                                               and in the top 15 in the world for Employer                                Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary)
                                               Reputation in education*. This means our               Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary      
                                               graduates are sought after by employers in local       specialisation                                          Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)
                                               and global markets.                                              
                                               Our faculty offers a broad range of programmes,        Bachelor of Education (Teaching English to              Postgraduate study in education
                                               including teaching, education, social work,            Speakers of Other Languages)
                                                                                                                                                              Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Education
                                               social and community leadership, counselling 
                                               and sport, health and physical education. We           Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical
                                                                                                                                                              Bachelor of Education (Teaching)(Honours)
                                               attract a diverse range of students from around        Education*
                                               the world.                                   

                                                                                                                                                              Postgraduate Certificate in Education
                                               The Faculty of Education and Social Work is            Bachelor of Social Work
                                               committed to learning leadership and changing
                                                                                                                                                              Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Iaoniman                                       lives. Many of our staff are nationally and            Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
                                               internationally recognised for their teaching and
                                                                                                                                                              Postgraduate Diploma in Educational
                                               research. In many of our programmes, you will          Bachelor of Arts in Education
Tema, from Kiribati, gained a Master                                                                                                                          Leadership
                                               apply your learning through practical experience
of Education and was a New Zealand                                                                                                                  
                                               in the community. Our diverse and extensive            *A conjoint BCom/BSportHPE programme will be on offer
Scholarship recipient.                                                                                from 2020, subject to official approval.                Master of Education
                                               research contributes to the educational success,                                                     
                                               health, and wellbeing of individuals and                                                                       Master of Education Practice
“I was a secondary school teacher before I     communities, and policy formation.                                                                   
came to study at the University of Auckland.   Our masters and doctoral research programmes                                                                   Master of Educational Leadership
I chose the Master of Education programme,     provide you with the freedom to focus on                                                             
with a focus on the social psychology of       research that can be applied in your context and                                                               Master of Arts in Education
                                               area of interest. This allows you to contribute                                                      
the classroom and education and policy
                                               valuable new knowledge and understanding to                                                                    Master of Professional Studies in Education
development, because I wanted to learn         your area of interest and get involved in faculty-                                                   
new concepts and strategies that would         led initiatives, collaborations and projects at                                                                Master of Professional Studies in Mathematics
contribute to my career and skills as a        national and international level.                                                                              Education
“Receiving a New Zealand Scholarship                                                                                                                          Master of Professional Studies in Teaching
                                               *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019                                                                  Chinese in Schools
was one of the best things that has ever
happened in my life. Tertiary tuition was a                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                              Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education
barrier for me to access higher education
and professional development. The
scholarship has helped me to overcome that                                                                                                                    Postgraduate study in counselling,
barrier and achieve my goals.                                                                                                                                 social and community leadership or
                                                                                                    Education research                                        social work
“My research project was based on a
                                                                                                      Dr Rae Si’ilata is an award-winning lecturer and        Postgraduate Certificate in Social and
problem in my home country – boys’
                                                                                                      researcher in Biliteracy-Pasifika Education. A          Community Leadership
academic underachievement at junior                                                                   champion for Pasifika learners, Rae is the prime
secondary schools. I explored the                                                                     mover behind a ground-breaking initiative               Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory
relationship between academic achievement                                                             supporting teachers of Pasifika learners to   
and teacher expectations, and was guided                                                              use the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s             Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
by my supportive supervisors, Dr Penelope                                                             dual language books to enable bilingual and   
Watson and Prof. Christine Rubie-Davies.                                                              biliteracy development. Rae works closely with          Master of Counselling
                                                                                                      practising teachers in primary and secondary  
“The University of Auckland is rich with
                                                   schools who are studying towards the Graduate Diploma in Teaching English in Schools to                    Master of Social Work
resources to help you learn the skills you
                                                   Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL), and with those focused on postgraduate research in         
need to succeed, international student             bilingualism, biliteracy and culturally sustaining pedagogies.                                             Master of Social Work (Professional)
support to help you survive in a different
                                                   “What gives me one of the greatest joys is changing classroom spaces for Pacific children and    
context, as well as excellent lecturers,                                                                                                                      Master of Social and Community Leadership
                                                   young people so that they have opportunity to become bilingual and biliterate, and where they
academic resources, and university                 see their own languages, cultures and identities as being central to their success at school.”   
facilities. The academic staff I worked with                                                                                                                  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Work
were supportive and caring, which made my                                                                                                           
educational experience extraordinary.”

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                                                 The Faculty of Engineering is committed
                                                 to providing internationally-recognised
                                                                                                             Postgraduate programmes
                                                 qualifications to equip the next generation                 Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
                                                 of innovators and problem-solvers with the        
                                                 tools required to build a better tomorrow. As               Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal
                                                 New Zealand’s leading Engineering faculty*,                 Energy Technology
                                                 we offer a wide selection of undergraduate        
                                                 and postgraduate programmes across five                     Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals
                                                 departments.                                                Reduction Technology
                                                 Our nine undergraduate degree specialisations     
                                                 are accredited by Engineering New Zealand,                  Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
                                                 making our graduates employable worldwide.        
                                                 We foster close relationships with industry                 Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research
                                                 partners so that you can prepare for              

Daniel Campbell                                  employment by completing practical work                     Master of Disaster Management
                                                 experience while studying.                        
                                                                                                             Master of Earthquake Engineering
Daniel is a New Zealand Scholarship              Postgraduate students can work on globally        
                                                 significant projects alongside internationally
recipient from the Caribbean state Saint                                                                     Master of Energy
                                                 respected researchers at our state-of-the-art
Vincent and the Grenadines, studying in                                                            
                                                 research facilities. Our programmes include                 Master of Engineering
the Master of Engineering programme.             taught and research options tailored to a         
                                                 variety of backgrounds and skill levels to suit             Master of Engineering Management
“I feel extremely grateful to the government     people with undergraduate degrees, as well as     
                                                 those who are already working in industry. All
of New Zealand for giving me a New Zealand                                                                   Master of Engineering Project Management
                                                 our programmes are aimed at enriching your
Scholarship. This opportunity provided me                                                          
                                                 knowledge and enhancing your employability.                 Master of Engineering Studies
with the means to pursue postgraduate
                                                 We are also home to over ten research units and   
research at the prestigious University of
                                                 centres – including the Geothermal Institute, the           Master of Operations Research
                                                 Centre for Advanced Composite Materials, and      
“My specialisation is in Civil Engineering,      the Centre for Infrastructure Research – all of             Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
focused on improving residential                 which actively produce world-class research to    
construction project resilience and              attract external income.
productivity. This study area is mutually        *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019               Find a thesis topic or
important to New Zealand and Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines (SVG) – the results may       Undergraduate programme                                     research project
eventually contribute to the economic and                                                                    FindaThesis database
                                                 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
social development of both multi-island                                                            
states.                                                                                                      Engineering research opportunities
“SVG is classified as one of the top five most
vulnerable countries in the world to natural
disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes,
landslides, rains and drought. New Zealand
has been able to continuously build its                                                   Engineering research
resilience to similar natural hazards, but
also faces challenges with improving                                                      One of the latest additions to the Faculty of Engineering’s roster
                                                                                          of notable academic staff is Professor Olaf Diegel, a multi-award-
resilience and productivity.
                                                                                          winning product design developer and researcher. As head
“The academic and teaching staff at the                                                   of our new Creative Design and Manufacturing Laboratory, he
University are great. The Engineering faculty                                             will set his sights on developing commercial potential through
has supervisors with extensive experience in                                              interdisciplinary research. This will ultimately enhance New
both industry and academia. My supervisor                                                 Zealand’s capacity in additive manufacturing – which can
Dr Garry Miller gave excellent guidance and                                               produce cost-effective, lighter, customisable, functional, and
support throughout the research process.                                                  sustainable products – and allow innovative implementation in
He shared valuable lessons learned from his                                               industry.
own research experience and always made                                              Professor Diegel’s research expertise and track record in the
time for face-to-face meetings to give high         commercialisation of new products has extended to a multitude of industries, from security
quality feedback. The International Student         to healthcare and theatre lighting. His passion for 3D printing also led to the creation of his
                                                    successful side-business, ODD Guitars, a range of printed, fully personalised guitars that allows
Advisers were also exceptional pillars of
                                                    him “the therapy to make things that are a blend of high-technology and traditional hand-crafting”.

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                                                 Auckland Law School has a proud history and
                                                 produces many outstanding graduates. In
                                                 2019, it was ranked among the top 50 law              programmes
                                                 schools in the world in the prestigious QS World      Bachelor of Laws
                                                 University Rankings by Subject.             
                                                 The Auckland Law School’s undergraduate               Bachelor of Laws conjoint with another degree
                                                 and postgraduate programmes offer the       
                                                 largest range of courses of any law faculty in        Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
                                                 New Zealand. The Law School has high entry  
                                                 standards for its Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and          Graduate Certificate in Law
                                                 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons))      
                                                 degrees, and has New Zealand’s largest                Graduate Diploma in Law
                                                 postgraduate programme in law. Leading      
                                                 scholars from top overseas universities regularly
                                                 visit the Law School and teach courses for the        Postgraduate programmes
                                                 Master of Laws (LLM) programme.
                                                                                                       Postgraduate Certificate in Law
                                                 Situated in the heart of the legal precinct, the
                                                 Auckland Law School has strong links to the
                                                                                                       Master of Laws
                                                 legal profession and judiciary. It is supported by
                                                 the staff and resources of the Davis Law Library,
                                                                                                       Master of Legal Studies

Thomas Poschitz
                                                 New Zealand’s leading legal research library.
                                                 The school provides a complete legal education,
                                                                                                       Master of Taxation Studies
                                                 preparing students for legal practice as well
Thomas is from Germany and completed a                                                       
                                                 as many other careers in an internationalised
Master of Laws, specialising in Litigation                                                             Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                 world. Law at the University of Auckland is
and Dispute Resolution in 2017.                  challenging, exciting and taught by some of
                                                 the best legal scholars from New Zealand and
                                                 around the world.
“I chose to study at the University of
Auckland because it has one of the best law
schools worldwide, and its LLM programme
features international guest lecturers who
                                                    Law research
offer an abundance of expertise.                    Associate Professor Timothy Kuhner is known for his uncompromising approach to the law of
                                                    democracy. He recently co-edited a book on campaign finance reform in the United States,
“There are a lot of new, innovative courses
                                                    entitled Democracy by the People. Published in 2018 by Cambridge University Press, Kuhner
on offer such as Artificial Intelligence (AI),      and eighteen other experts weigh in on the corruption of the American political system and the
and I really enjoy the fact the courses are         options for changing course.
not New Zealand-centric. Instead, the
                                                    Kuhner also recently co-wrote a short film called The Struggle Against Corruption with
general orientation is international with a         staff at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. In the film, he warns of democracy’s
strong focus on the UK and the USA as the           vulnerabilities to greed and authoritarianism.
determinative players in setting common
                                                    Kuhner is most known for his book, Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the
law. In the future I want to work in the            Free Market Constitution (Stanford University Press, 2014). A critically acclaimed exposé
Automotive Sector and hopefully, courses            on constitutional interpretation, that book explores how the U.S. Supreme Court justifies
such as AI will help me to achieve this             government by the wealthy. Kuhner’s next books will address Trump’s presidency and the
dream.                                              prospects for a constitutional amendment to separate business and state.
“Attracting people from all over the world,
Auckland is a multicultural hub, and the city
itself is amazing because of its contrasts
– civilisation interrupted by lots of green
areas; skyscrapers in the centre and wide-
spread suburbs containing small buildings.
I also enjoyed several road trips all over
New Zealand, from Cape Reinga to Bluff,
and could not get enough of this place; the
climate, nature, the people, cities and towns
– it is all simply stunning.
“The hardest part about studying at the
University of Auckland was being in Germany
waiting for the adventure to start!”

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                                                   Medical and
                                                   Health Sciences
                                                   A career in medical and health sciences is a
                                                   career for life. You can make a powerful difference
                                                                                                         Undergraduate programmes
                                                   in the lives of individuals and influence society     Bachelor of Health Sciences
                                                   for the better. Our programmes span Nursing,
                                                   Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Optometry,                Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
                                                   Population Health and a variety of Science  
                                                   disciplines. We offer a range of postgraduate         Bachelor of Nursing
                                                   study options, including workplace experiences.
                                                                                                         Bachelor of Optometry
                                                   Studying with us means that you learn from
                                                   skilled, internationally recognised academics
                                                                                                         Bachelor of Pharmacy
                                                   in programmes designed to improve the health
                                                   of real people. We also offer a modern, inviting
                                                   and stimulating environment with outstanding
                                                   facilities. The faculty is located at the Grafton     Postgraduate programmes
                                                   Campus, which is opposite Auckland City               Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)
                                                   Hospital, New Zealand’s largest public hospital
                                                   and clinical research facility.                       Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
                                                   The programmes in our faculty cover the     

Thongsamak                                         spectrum of healthcare, including biomedical and
                                                   medical sciences, optometry, health leadership,
                                                                                                         Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)
Fongfa has been interested in medicine             clinical education and public health. Our range of    Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
                                                   programmes is designed to help you achieve your
from a young age and hopes to join a
                                                   academic goals.                                       Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education/
voluntary medical team in rural Thailand                                                                 Health Sciences
when she graduates from her Bachelor of            Major research strengths include bone disease,
Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB).          cancer, perinatology, epidemiology, clinical trials
                                                   and neuroscience. Researchers and research            Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science/
                                                   groups in these and other key areas provide           Clinical Education/Health Sciences/Obstetrics
“I’m an inquisitive person, so a challenging       nurturing and supportive postgraduate training        and Medical Gynaecology/Public Health
field such as medicine interested me from          in a flexible and innovative learning environment,
a young age. Also I’m a natural people             with state-of-the-art facilities.           
person who enjoys meeting new people, and                                                      
I feel this is a strength I could utilise in the                                               
medical field.
                                                    Medical and Health                         

“We are studying basic medical knowledge
                                                    Sciences research                                    Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Optometry/
– including skills and attitude – and learning      Professor Maurice Curtis is leading the way
how to further develop our personal and             on human brain plasticity research and on            Master of Audiology
professional skills. It is a privilege that         understanding the earliest brain changes that
                                                    occur in Parkinson’s disease. His research has       Master of Biomedical Science
we, as medical students, are given the
                                                    identified structural changes in the olfactory
opportunity to study a real human body                                                                   Master of Clinical Education
                                                    system that occur years before a patient
(First Patient Project) as it gives us hands-on     develops Parkinson’s disease, providing a  
experience that enhances our understanding          window of opportunity for early intervention in a    Master of Health Leadership
of our study. I also appreciate that the            disease that affects millions world-wide.  
lecturers in our programme are very                                                                      Master of Health Practice
                                                    Working alongside Professors Richard Faull and
approachable, friendly, and willing to go out                                                  
                                                    Mike Dragunow, Professor Curtis has also shown
                                                                                                         Master of Health Psychology
of their way to help us.                            that brains affected by degenerative diseases
“I have a scholarship from the government           have regenerative potential to replace dying
                                                                                                         Master of Health Sciences
                                                    neurons in the olfactory system. Understanding
of Thailand called the Royal Thai                                                              
                                                    how brain diseases begin will allow earlier          Master of Nursing
Government Scholarship under the ODOS
                                                    treatment that could prevent the disease   
programme, which assists with tuition and           developing further.                                  Master of Nursing Practice
some living expenses. After graduation, I
hope to return to and work in my hometown                                                                Master of Public Health
in Thailand. I would love to be a part of a                                                    
voluntary medical team that helps those in                                                               Master of Science in Optometry/Pharmacology/
urgent need of medical attention, especially                                                             Physiology
in the rural areas of my homeland.”                                                            
                                                                                                         Doctor of Medicine
                                                                                                         Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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