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Faculty of Science - Leading creativity and innovation in the sciences

Why study with us?

The Faculty of Science is a vibrant scientific community with over 7,600 students (13% international) joining us from all over the world. It's a great place to study, find out why below:

Extensive range of study choices

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The Faculty of Science offers 25 exciting undergraduate majors for the Bachelor of Science programme. With 10 schools and departments ranging from Chemistry and Marine Science to Exercise Sciences or Biology, there's something for everyone.

Find a list of our undergraduate majors.

Internationally recognised qualifications

Ranked No.1 in New Zealand

Throughout the world, the University of Auckland is known for its quality teaching and research, so your degree will be internationally recognised. The University of Auckland is also consistently ranked New Zealand's leading university in global league tables.

Find out why we are New Zealand's world-ranked university.

Quality teaching and outstanding research

Throughout your student career, you will be taught by academics who are major contributors in their fields. Many of our staff are among the most distinguished research scientists in New Zealand and are internationally recognised for their work.

Find out more about the research undertaken by our departments.

Read more about the faculty's research featured in national and international media.

General Education courses

Courses in General Education are a distinctive feature of University of Auckland bachelors degrees. The General Education programme has been designed to produce graduates with flexibility, critical thinking skills and an appreciation and understanding of fields outside their usual area of study.

Find out which General Education courses are available to your programme of study.

Top-class student facilities and support

We offer state-of-the-art teaching facilities and a wide range of learning and personal support services.

First-year courses have dedicated staff to assist with your learning and help you have a great first year experience. The Science Student Centre offers general information and advice on courses and programmes. Māori and Pacific students are welcome to join the Tuākana programme where dedicated mentors help you get the most out of your studies. We are here to help.

Tour our award-winning undergraduate chemistry laboratory.

Find a list of Student Support Services.

Find information about the Tuākana programme.

Skills to succeed

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A Science degree can lead to a wide range of career path opportunities. Through identifying your strengths, researching work areas that relate to these and acquiring strong communication skills and the ability for creative and critical thinking you will be in a strong position to maximise your employment opportunities.

Find out where a Science degree could take you.

A vibrant student life

Being a student at the Faculty of Science means more than study; it is an opportunity to meet new people, face new challenges, have fun and learn about life.

Getting involved in student activities is a great way to meet new people and make friends.

The University's Recreation Centre has a number of services including indoor sports leagues, fitness classes, recreation programmes as well as a gym. The centre also runs a number of interfaculty sports tournaments throughout the year, with faculties competing for top honours in basketball, cricket, netball, rugby, soccer and touch rugby.

There are also numerous social and sports clubs on campus, many of which are run by the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA), as well as several excellent cafes and bars.

Off campus you can enjoy Auckland's wonderful array of theatres, art galleries, cinemas and museums. The city hosts many cultural events such as Pasifika, the Lantern Festival, and Diwali Festival of Lights, the International Cultural Festival and the St Patrick’s Day Festival.

Find more information about University life.