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.

  • The 2014 Postgraduate Poster Competition
    30 September 2014
    The succinct and creative explanation of scientific research took pride of place on posters for the annual Faculty of Science Postgraduate Poster Competition.
  • Calling all Science Scholars
    30 September 2014
    The Faculty of Science presented its Science Scholars Programme at an official launch in September to showcase the new initiative that will engage and develop our best and brightest students.
  • Taking statistics to the world
    30 September 2014
    The Department of Statistics’ Professor Chris Wild and Tracey Meek will face more than 11,000 students from all over the world when the department’s massive open online course (MOOC) starts on October 6.
  • 50th Anniversary of Rat Eradications Symposium
    29 September 2014
    Dr James Russell is positive about the future of rat eradication in New Zealand following the 50th Anniversary of Rat Eradications Symposium held at the University of Auckland in September.
  • Studies in laser physics help understand rogue waves
    29 September 2014
    University of Auckland physicist Dr Miro Erkintalo is part of an international team investigating how lasers and optical fibres can be used to understand freakishly large waves on the ocean.