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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


total students
The Faculty of Science has 8,026 students.
16% of these are international students.
  • 6,367 undergraduate students*
  • 798 postgraduate taught students*
  • 860 postgraduate research students (masters and PhD students)*
  • 1,588 PhD completions (headcount 2001-current, 95 so far in 2018)

*EFTS – equivalent full-time students, correct as of 11 October 2018

Student experience


Infographic - home of the Science Scholars programme

A world ranked university


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