Welcome to the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at The University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. More than 7,000 students study in our 10 schools and departments, learning from internationally-renowned lecturers.

Blood, guts. law and oil spills

The programme encompasses a variety of topics. Apply now for 2015.

Award winning chemistry laboratory

Learn more about our undergraduate chemistry laboratory which recently won an international design award.


Take a selfie at spring graduation and be in to win, #ScienceGrads.

  • Designing experiments to improve the lot of humanity
    23 September 2014
    Scientists have conducted experiments to improve the health and wellbeing of humankind in many ways: more food from the same land and drugs to combat disease are just two of these. What do such experiments have in common?
  • ‘Superheated ice’ found in Antarctic fishes
    23 September 2014
    A new study from a multinational research team at the Universities of Auckland, Oregon and Illinois, working out of Scott Base and McMurdo Station, set out to understand how Antarctic fishes cope with ice build-up in their bodies.
  • University of Auckland retains number one ranking
    16 September 2014
    The University of Auckland has again been ranked as the leading university in New Zealand following the publication of the 2014 QS World University Rankings.
  • Major funding investment in University of Auckland research
    16 September 2014
    The University of Auckland has received 14 grants totalling more than $48 million of new funding in the latest funding round announced by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.
  • How successful politicians look the part
    12 September 2014
    A new study recently conducted by a team of researchers from the School of Psychology shows that a sample of US citizens asked to rate our political leaders by mugshot alone.