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New Zealand's leading Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science brings together 10 diverse schools and departments to provide outstanding quality teaching and research opportunities. Here are just some of our recent achievements.

Award-winning undergraduate teaching lab

State-of-the-art facilities

Teaching excellence at the University of Auckland

Rankings and reputation


Eight of the University's Science subjects rank in the top 100 worldwide (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018):

  • Sports-related Subjects (28)
  • Geography (29)
  • Psychology (36)
  • Statistics and Operational Research (43)
  • Mathematics (joint 45)
  • Computer Science and Information Systems (51-100)
  • Earth and Marine Science (51-100)
  • Environmental Sciences (51-100)

Teaching and learning


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  • 5,702 undergraduate students*
  • 695 postgraduate taught students*
  • 789 postgraduate research students (masters and PhD students)*
  • 1,491 PhD completions (headcount 2001-current, 144 in 2017)

*EFTS – equivalent full-time students, correct as of 1 June 2018

Student experience


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A world ranked university


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