The University of Waikato

Introduction

The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

Study at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The University of Waikato is a modern, innovative university with huge ambition.

We offer flexible study options with a focus on proving industry experience through internships, work placements and case-study projects.

Our main campus is based in the city of Hamilton in New Zealand’s North Island and is home to 12,500 students, including around 2,000 international students from more than 70 countries. We are one of New Zealand’s leading research universities, made up of seven faculties and schools offering a wide range of subjects.

In Tauranga we are expanding our education offerings and contructing a state-of-the-art campus in Tauranga's cenral business disctrict. Classes will commence in February 2019. Tauranga offers a relaxed coastal lifestyle near some of New Zealand's most beautiful beaches. The region has a thriving economy with New Zealand's largest export port and indsutries of horticulture and kiwi fruit.

Many international students choose to study at the University for one or two semesters of study abroad students and transfer the academic credits they have earned at Waikato towards their degree at their home university.

At the University of Waikato, students gain a quality education that is recognised globally while at the same time enjoying a unique and full university experience in a country renowned for innovative thinking and a stunning natural environment.

Embracing Māori identity

The University of Waikato stands out from other universities because it embraces its strong Māori identity and heritage as key features of its distinctiveness. The University is located in the homeland of the Waikato people and the Kīngitanga (the Māori King) and reaches out to the many iwi (tribes) of the North Island. On campus, there are kaupapa Māori-related events held throughout the academic year for Māori and non-Māori students alike. All international students are welcomed to the campus at a pōwhiri (welcome) at Te Kohinga Mārama marae (meeting place) and will feel the influence of the Māori culture from the minute they step on the campus.


Quality education

Our institution stands proudly on the world stage in education, research and student experience. Students can be confident that a University of Waikato qualification will set them up for where the world is going.

  • Ranked in the top 1.1% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018)
  • Thirteen subject areas that have been ranked in the top 300 in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management ranked in 47th in the world.

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Why Waikato is different

  • Our smaller class sizes provide students with one-on-one learning opportunities from our award-winning lecturers.
  • Students have the opportunity to take part in practical learning and internships across all programmes.
  • We have specifically designed masters’ programmes that can be completed in as little as 12 months’ of full-time study.
  • Students can study on campus in Hamilton or Tauranga and most of our programmes are available to start in either March or July each year. There are also six-week condensed courses in November and January that can help students get ahead in their studies.

For more information, visit waikato.ac.nz or email international@waikato.ac.nz.

  • Established: 1964
  • Location: Hamilton
  • Student population: 12,500
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

BSc

Bachelor of Science

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Putting into practice what you learn in your lectures is a major part of the University of Waikato Bachelor of Science degree. You will gain hands-on experience with some of the most up-to-date and high-tech computing facilities and laboratory equipment available, such as our mass spectrometers for investigating molecular structure. [+]

Bachelor of Science

Putting into practice what you learn in your lectures is a major part of the University of Waikato Bachelor of Science degree. You will gain hands-on experience with some of the most up-to-date and high-tech computing facilities and laboratory equipment available, such as our mass spectrometers for investigating molecular structure.

We also take you right to the source, with field trips that might include an overnight stay to gather geothermal samples or a week-long bush camp to examine a region's flora.

The range of career options available to Bachelor of Science (BSc) graduates isn't surprising when you consider the nature of the degree. It is extremely flexible so you can combine papers to suit your strengths and interests. We keep it general in the first year so that your choice, when you do come to specialise, is an informed one. Transferring from this degree to the BCMS is also possible at any stage in your degree.... [-]


Bachelor of Science (Technology)

Campus Full time 4 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

The Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree provides you with an opportunity to gain practical, relevant work experience as part of your undergraduate degree. This will help you to seamlessly step into the professional world in your chosen career and successfully integrates theoretical learning with hands-on experience. [+]

Bachelor of Science (Technology)

The Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree provides you with an opportunity to gain practical, relevant work experience as part of your undergraduate degree. This will help you to seamlessly step into the professional world in your chosen career and successfully integrates theoretical learning with hands-on experience.

As a Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)) student you will also complete 1200 hours of work experience – usually paid – with a company or organisation that suits your interests, and you’ll make valuable industry contacts which in many cases leads to part or full-time work.

Our Co-operative Education Unit actively seeks and oversees your work placement, ensuring a good fit for your area of study and career goals.... [-]


Bachelor

Bachelor of Arts

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

If you’re fascinated by the history and creative activities of humankind and how this shapes societies and our future – then a Bachelor of Arts from Waikato is for you. The Bachelor of Arts maybe taken within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies. [+]

Bachelor of Arts

If you’re fascinated by the history and creative activities of humankind and how this shapes societies and our future – then a Bachelor of Arts from Waikato is for you. The Bachelor of Arts maybe taken within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies.

With a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Waikato you gain an internationally recognised degree, leading to diverse career opportunities. Our graduates are in demand for their flexible skills, practical outlook and depth of understanding they bring to their roles.

A Waikato BA develops sector-specific analytical abilities and research experience, well-honed written and verbal communication skills, and a broad perspective on the world and its various cultures.... [-]


Bachelor of Business

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

If you’re a trailblazer who wants to help drive the changes needed for businesses to thrive in the 21st century, the Bachelor of Business (BBus) will help you achieve your goals. [+]

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business is a new qualification and will be available from 2018

If you’re a trailblazer who wants to help drive the changes needed for businesses to thrive in the 21st century, the Bachelor of Business (BBus) will help you achieve your goals.

The Bachelor of Business is aimed at those looking for a dynamic career that will put them at the forefront of strategic and technological changes within the business world.

This three-year degree will equip you with general skills in business and management, as well as specialist knowledge about one or more of New Zealand’s high-growth export sectors:

Agribusiness Digital Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Supply Chain Management Tourism and Hospitality ... [-]

Bachelor of Business Analysis

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Interested in analysing data to help make better decisions for New Zealand business and the economy? This specialist three-year degree will equip you with sought-after skills in financial and economic analysis, to prepare for professional careers in the financial, business and government sectors. [+]

Bachelor of Business Analysis

This qualification will not be available for new enrolments for new students after 2017. See the new 2018 equivalent of the Bachelor of Business Analysis.

Interested in analysing data to help make better decisions for New Zealand business and the economy? This specialist three-year degree will equip you with sought-after skills in financial and economic analysis, to prepare for professional careers in the financial, business and government sectors.

The Bachelor of Business Analysis (BBA) will open the door to career pathways in accounting, economics, investment banking, stock broking, financial planning, and much more.

You could end up advising companies on how to increase their profits and reduce exposure to financial risk; or help private clients to grow their investment portfolios. Or you could become a policy advisor, helping government departments to make better decisions for the economy, jobs, housing or public transport.... [-]


Bachelor of Communication Studies

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

Gain the up-to-date industry skills you need to become a Public Relations, Marketing or Leadership Communication specialist, and help to drive business success. You'll study at the only communications school in Australasia certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). [+]

Bachelor of Communication Studies

This qualification will not be available for new enrolments for new students after 2017. See the equivalent 2018 Bachelor of Communication Studies.

Gain the up-to-date industry skills you need to become a Public Relations, Marketing or Leadership Communication specialist, and help to drive business success. You'll study at the only communications school in Australasia certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

The Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) degree blends the business and creative disciplines with an in-depth understanding of communication theory and practice.

Grasp this opportunity to make a difference with your voice and writing, and work in business, government or the not-for-profit sectors in New Zealand or overseas.... [-]


Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons)

Campus Full time 4 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

The Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences is New Zealand’s only computing and mathematical science degree taught over four years. That extra year gives you the chance to drill more deeply into your specialist area and add papers that will complement your main focus. [+]

Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons)

The Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences is New Zealand’s only computing, and mathematical science degree taught over four years. That extra year gives you the chance to drill more deeply into your specialist area and add papers that will complement your main focus.

First-year papers are common to all Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS) majors. Because the first three years of the BCMS are very similar to the Bachelor of Science (BSc), you can choose when you graduate. You have the option to graduate after three years with a BSc or stay on for an extra year and complete your BCMS.

The BCMS will equip you with the technical, business and practical skills for a career in a field of numerous international opportunities.... [-]


Bachelor of Design

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Bachelor of Design (BDes) graduates are trained to use a variety of skills to operate in a wide range of social contexts using a diverse array of media. During your studies, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of Design and its role in the process of innovation. [+]

Bachelor of Design (BDes) graduates are trained to use a variety of skills to operate in a wide range of social contexts using a diverse array of media. During your studies, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of Design and its role in the process of innovation.

The Bachelor of Design offers three majors: Communication Design, Interface Design, and Media Design.

As a BDes graduate you will have the capability to articulate effective design solutions in the contemporary technological context. You will have a solid understanding of design methods and theories together with advanced technical skills.

Training in Design is suitable for both school leavers as well as mature learners wishing to enhance their skills. Students within the programme develop knowledge in a broad range of industry standard software, while using the latest digital technology. Contact with the Design industry is encouraged, and students will have opportunities to interact with Design professionals during their study.... [-]


Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

Campus Full time 4 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is the basis for a professional career in engineering, and at Waikato you're provided with plenty of opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt in real-life work situations. [+]

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is the basis for a professional career in engineering, and at Waikato you're provided with plenty of opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt in real-life work situations.

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) focuses on how problems can be solved by using design and engineering processes. At every stage of your degree, you'll be involved in creating, designing and realising sophisticated engineering products.

You will have the opportunity to showcase your research and design work at the Oji Fibre Solutions Engineering Design Show – a conference-style event open to industry and the public.... [-]


Bachelor of Environmental Planning

Campus Full time 4 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

A multi-disciplinary, research-led programme that provides the theory and practices consistent with contemporary environmental planning. Waikato's Bachelor of Environmental Planning provides a pathway into a career in urban planning and resource management, with a focus on practical industry experience such as preparing the policy on the environment and attending resource management hearings. [+]

Bachelor of Environmental Planning

A multi-disciplinary, research-led programme that provides the theory and practices consistent with contemporary environmental planning. Waikato's Bachelor of Environmental Planning provides a pathway into a career in urban planning and resource management, with a focus on practical industry experience such as preparing the policy on the environment and attending resource management hearings.

The Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) at Waikato focuses on local, national and global environmental management issues. Areas of research include sustainable housing, freshwater management, Maori resource management and biodiversity conservation.... [-]


Bachelor of Laws

Campus Full time 4 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

Study in one of the top 200 law schools in the world. Look deeper to find out why laws are made, who made them, how they work and how to change them. [+]

Bachelor of Laws

Study in one of the top 200 law schools in the world. Look deeper to find out why laws are made, who made them, how they work and how to change them.

Why study the Waikato LLB?

Assessed by Lawyers & Judges

Lawyers and judges will be involved in teaching and assessing your law assignments and will provide you with valuable feedback. This sort of contact with the profession will stand you in good stead when you come to apply for a full-time job.

Practical experience

At Waikato, you’ll get to practice skills you need to succeed in the profession – whether it’s interviewing a client, making a case in court, negotiating settlement for a client, or drafting a required contract to perfect a merger.... [-]


Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours

Campus Full time 4 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

Gain the management expertise and leadership qualities you need to become a globally-minded manager, with New Zealand's most comprehensive business degree. [+]

Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours

The Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours is changing.

Thinking about enroling in Bachelor of Management Studies in 2017? Check out the current information.

Gain the management expertise and leadership qualities you need to become a globally-minded manager, with New Zealand's most comprehensive business degree.

Waikato's Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours is New Zealand's premier four-year business degree - our graduates are highly regarded by employers in the private and public sectors.

Top business leaders need a well-rounded understanding of all the key areas of management, and that's exactly what this comprehensive degree delivers to maximize your career opportunities.... [-]


Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies (BMCT) is a cross-disciplinary degree that explores the impact of creative technologies in arts and media in the 21st century. With a particular focus on online audio and video, portable devices, networking and an on-demand culture, the degree examines how we have transformed today's creative environment, and how this promises more innovative ways to create and share content in future. [+]

The Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies (BMCT) is a cross-disciplinary degree that explores the impact of creative technologies in arts and media in the 21st century. With a particular focus on online audio and video, portable devices, networking and an on-demand culture, the degree examines how we have transformed today's creative environment, and how this promises more innovative ways to create and share content in future.

The BMCT has interconnections with other departments, including Music, Dance (Sport & Leisure Studies), Māori Performing and Creative Arts and Computer Science/Graphic Design. The combination promises the development of skills in a variety of contemporary mediated creative practices, and a thorough conceptual and critical understanding of their cultural impact.... [-]


Bachelor of Music

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

Sharpen your musical talent with the guidance of our internationally acclaimed musicians and lecturers when you study a Bachelor of Music at Waikato. With countless opportunities for public performance and access to a world-class performing arts venue, you’ll be learning from the best. [+]

Bachelor of Music

Sharpen your musical talent with the guidance of our internationally acclaimed musicians and lecturers when you study a Bachelor of Music at Waikato. With countless opportunities for public performance and access to a world-class performing arts venue, you’ll be learning from the best.

The Bachelor of Music (BMus) is a specialist degree that will suit you if you have musical skill and ambition or just a sheer love of music. Choose an Academic or Performance-based programme and learn different styles and techniques that build your skill-base in the areas of music that interest you.

Combining theory with practical tuition, you’ll have access to our specialist teaching facilities, including the acclaimed Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.... [-]


Bachelor of Social Sciences

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

You'll explore the drivers and influences behind humanity and why society acts in particular ways when you study a Bachelor of Social Sciences at Waikato. The degree focuses on contemporary social issues, the ways in which humans interact with these issues and how such actions can be monitored and modified. [+]

Bachelor of Social Sciences

You'll explore the drivers and influences behind humanity and why society acts in particular ways when you study a Bachelor of Social Sciences at Waikato. The degree focuses on contemporary social issues, the ways in which humans interact with these issues and how such actions can be monitored and modified.

Waikato's Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) will challenge your thinking about the world and the people who live in it. Composed largely as a research-orientated degree, the BSocSc covers contemporary and relevant areas of study such as employment relations, social policy and environmental planning.

You'll develop invaluable research capabilities and skills in information gathering, analysis, reporting and informed decision making under the expert guidance of our world-recognised researchers.... [-]


Bachelor of Social Work

Campus Full time 4 years March 2019 New Zealand Tauranga

When studying for a Bachelor of Social Work at Waikato, you'll be learning how to make a positive difference to the lives of others. If you're a person who wants to contribute to society – this is a professional qualification that helps you to do just that. [+]

Bachelor of Social Work

When studying for a Bachelor of Social Work at Waikato, you'll be learning how to make a positive difference to the lives of others. If you're a person who wants to contribute to society – this is a professional qualification that helps you to do just that.

Throughout your Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) studies, you'll be learning a range of skills from many different disciplines. The skills you develop and the knowledge you'll gain will give you the level of competence you'll need to thrive as a social worker.

Successful social workers are vital in our increasingly complex society, and you'll be part of a valued and important profession. The Waikato BSW is recognised by the Social Workers Registration Board, and qualified social workers are sought after both within New Zealand and overseas.... [-]


Bachelor of Sport, Health and Human Performance

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton

The rapidly growing sport and leisure industry is now worth over $12 Billion dollars per year to New Zealand. Waikato's Bachelor of Sport, Health & Human Performance will give you a foundation in this exciting and dynamic career. [+]

Bachelor of Sport, Health and Human Performance

This qualification was previously known as Bachelor of Sports and Leisure Studies

The rapidly growing sport and leisure industry is now worth over $12 Billion dollars per year to New Zealand. Waikato's Bachelor of Sport, Health & Human Performance will give you a foundation in this exciting and dynamic career.

As one of New Zealand's fastest growing industries, the sport and leisure industry provides exciting career opportunities. The Waikato Bachelor of Sport, Health & Human Performance (BSHHP) will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills to excel in this dynamic environment, and help to improve the physical, social and mental well-being of others.... [-]


Bachelor of Teaching

Online Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 2 more

Teaching at the University of Waikato is a qualification that sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world. [+]

Bachelor of Teaching

Teaching at the University of Waikato is a qualification that sets you up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world.

Teachers are influential community members, making a difference to young people and their learning, knowledge and skill acquisition. They play a major role in helping their students develop their independence and success in their lives.

As a graduate of this programme you will be among the best prepared teaching graduates and highly regarded by education employers, within NZ and overseas. You'll have the understanding, skills and academic requirements to be an early childhood, primary or secondary teacher. You'll be eligible to apply for a provisional practicing certificate, and after two years of full time teaching be granted a full practicing certificate with the New Zealand Education Council. 82% of recent teaching graduates are in employment.... [-]


Bachelor of Tourism

Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

In the Bachelor of Tourism (BTour), you will specialise in the field of Tourism and Society, and develop an understanding of the complex connections between tourism, society and the environment. A field of study is a general area of study that includes a number of related subjects. [+]

Tourism is New Zealand's fastest growing industry and it needs people with the right mix of skills – managerial, environmental and cultural – to steer that growth in the best direction. The Bachelor of Tourism from Waikato equips you with a range of skills and knowledge required for careers in this exciting industry.

In the Bachelor of Tourism (BTour), you will specialise in the field of Tourism and Society, and develop an understanding of the complex connections between tourism, society and the environment. A field of study is a general area of study that includes a number of related subjects.

Career opportunities Adventure Tourism Manager Ecotourism Developer Hotel, Lodge and Resort Manager Outdoor Leisure Events Manager Regional or National Tourism Planner Tourism and Travel Writer Tourism Consultant Tourism Entrepreneur Tourism Policy Analyst Main Subject Geography - Major Management Education Abroad - Specialisation Practical experience ... [-]

Contact
Location address
University of Waikato
Te Whare Wananga o Waikato
Gate 1 Knighton Road
Private Bag 3105

Hamilton, 3240 NZ
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Location address
The University of Waikato, Tauranga
Maharaia Building
70 Windermere Drive, Poike
Tauranga 3143
Private Bag 12027

Tauranga, 3142 NZ
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