The University of Waikato

Introduction

Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

Set yourself up for where the world is going. Study at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

The University of Waikato is a modern, innovative university with huge ambition. We know careers are changing and entirely new ones are being created. That’s why we offer flexible study options. Students can create their own individual study programmes to gain a unique set of skills and knowledge that will set them up for the future.

Our main campus is based in the city of Hamilton in New Zealand’s North Island and is home to 12,500 students, including around 2,000 international students from more than 70 countries. We are one of New Zealand’s leading research universities, made up of seven faculties and schools offering a wide range of subjects. We also have a satellite campus in Tauranga.

Students can choose to study a degree, a postgraduate qualification or a PhD at Waikato. Many international students choose to study at the University for one or two semesters as study abroad students and transfer the academic credits they have earned at Waikato towards their degree at their home university.

At the University of Waikato students gain a quality education that is recognised globally while at the same time enjoying a unique and full university experience in a country renowned for innovative thinking and a stunning natural environment.

Embracing Māori identity

The University of Waikato stands out from other universities because it embraces its strong Māori identity and heritage as key features of its distinctiveness. The University is located in the homeland of the Waikato people and the Kīngitanga (the Māori King), and reaches out to the many iwi (tribes) of the North Island.

On campus, there are kaupapa Māori-related events held throughout the academic year for Māori and non-Māori students alike. All internationals students are welcomed to the campus at a pōwhiri (welcome) at Te Kohinga Mārama marae (meeting place) and will feel the influence of the Māori culture from the minute they step on the campus.


Quality education

Our institution stands proudly on the world stage in education, research and student experience. Students can be confident that a University of Waikato qualification will set them up for where the world is going.

  • 401-500 band (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016)
  • 87 out of the world’s 100 most international universities (Times Higher Education 2016)
  • Ten subject areas that have been ranked in the top 200 in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015). These are: education, computer science and information systems; economics and econometrics; law (101-150); linguistics; accounting and finance; communications and media studies; business and management studies; geography; and sociology.

Why Waikato is different

  • Our smaller class sizes provide students with one-on-one learning opportunities from our award-winning lecturers.
  • Students have the opportunity to take part in practical learning and internships across all programmes.
  • We have specifically designed masters’ programmes that can be completed in as little as 12 months’ of full time study.
  • Students can study on campus in Hamilton or Tauranga and most of our programmes are available to start in either March or July each year. There are also six-week condensed courses in November and January that can help students get ahead in their studies.

For more information, visit waikato.ac.nz or email international@waikato.ac.nz.

  • Established: 1964
  • Location: Hamilton
  • Student population: 12,500
This school offers programs in:
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Programs

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Master

Master of Applied Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Studying for your Master of Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of one of three key areas of applied psychology. [+]

Master of Applied Psychology Studying for your Master of Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of one of three key areas of applied psychology. You'll choose your specialist area in behaviour analysis, community psychology or organisational psychology. You'll develop a detailed understanding of the underlying ideas relating to your chosen area, as well as learn about the fundamental principles and guiding values connected to your specialist field. During your Master of Applied Psychology studies, you'll be given opportunities to gain relevant hands-on experience. This will be through getting involved in work placements and projects, where you'll be connected with a range of organisations and community groups. The type of workplaces you'll be placed in depends on the specialist area you've chosen. You could have a placement in an educational environment such as a school, university or special education venue. You may do a project at a research institution or in a private practice. Perhaps you'll work with business and industry, or in the health sector. You may have a placement in a governmental agency, or if it fits in with your specialist area, a zoo. Master of applied psychology (behaviour analysis) – mapppsy(ba) Behaviour Analysis is a scientific approach to understanding why people and animals do what they do. Studying behaviour analysis will teach you how both animal and human behaviour is affected by events in the social and physical environment and what you can do to help produce behaviour change to... [-]

Master of Business and Management

Campus Full time 12 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Transform your career and prepare to become a business leader or entrepreneur in only 12 months with a Master of Business and Management. [+]

Master of Business Management Transform your career and prepare to become a business leader or entrepreneur in only 12 months with a Master of Business and Management. This one-year masters degree provides a truly transformative business education that will take your career to new heights. The MBM will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fast-paced global business environment, and prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles. It's designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences – who wish to expand their career prospects and increase their earning potential. Previous business experience is not required. Over 12 months, you'll hone your skills in all aspects of business, such as planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics and financial analysis, human resources, supply chain, and holistic problem-solving. You'll also develop strong communication and creative problem solving skills; the ability to undertake business research, question ideas and findings, and gain the confidence to lead teams and manage organisational change. Waikato has an international reputation Study this degree at Waikato Management School, a Triple Crown international business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB since 2005. This is a global benchmark of excellence in teaching and research, achieved by less than 1% of the world's business schools. You can start the MBM programme in either March or November. Graduate study options On completing the MBM, you have the option to transfer into the MBM Specialist programme and... [-]

Master of Business and Management Specialised

Campus Full time 16 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Prepare to become a business leader or entrepreneur and gain advanced skills in one specialist area in only 16 months with a Master of Business and Management Specialised. [+]

Master of Business and Management Specialised Prepare to become a business leader or entrepreneur and gain advanced skills in one specialist area in only 16 months with a Master of Business and Management Specialised. The Master of Business and Management (Specialised) (MBMS) provides a truly transformative education that will prepare you to take on a wide range of management and leadership roles. You can start the MBMS programme in either March or November each year. Over 16 months, you'll gain a well-grounded understanding of general management, as well as advanced knowledge in your chosen specialist field of business. Previous business experience is not required. It's designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences – who wish to become a future business leader and expand their career options. Your learning experience is designed to be practical, challenging and inspiring. In the first year, you'll hone your skills in areas such as leading and managing teams, planning for strategic growth, marketing, digital business, economics and financial analysis, human resources, supply chain, and much more. You'll work in teams to develop an entrepreneurial start-up business, and then pitch your business plan to a group of senior executives. You'll complete a month-long internship at a local business. We organise all internships on your behalf. Visits to local businesses are a feature of this programme. You'll develop strong communication and problem solving skills; and gain the confidence to lead teams and manage organisational change. In the... [-]

Master of Clinical Animal Behaviour

Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Clinical Animal Behaviour is advanced study in the diagnosis and treatment of problem behaviours in animals. [+]

Master of Clinical Animal Behaviour The Master of Clinical Animal Behaviour is advanced study in the diagnosis and treatment of problem behaviours in animals. The degree provides students with background theoretical knowledge, training in critically appraising relevant literature, and the opportunity to apply their knowledge in practical situations. It also provides the opportunity to undertake independent research in an area relevant to the field of Clinical Animal Behaviour. Depending on the qualification completed and individuals' particular interests, graduates of this programme may find employment in a range of animal-related industries and roles, including: Advanced animal training Animal behaviour consulting Animal behaviour research or technician work Animal-related organisations, authorities, animal shelters, boarding kennels and catteries Zoos Entry Requirements A New Zealand bachelors degree, either three or four years, with advanced study and a B (or better) average in the relevant subject areas or a qualification considered equivalent. How to apply Get the right advice There can be different prerequisites or requirements for different qualifications. This is especially relevant if you wish to study for a masters or higher degree. We recommend that prior to application you get academic advice through the individual Faculty or School contacts or email recruitment@waikato.ac.nz Apply to enrol Once you know what is required, you can submit an application to enrol. Apply online at enrol.waikato.ac.nz Receive an offer of acceptance If your application to enrol is accepted, you will be emailed an offer of acceptance and an Enrolment Agreement so that you can complete your enrolment. You... [-]

Master of Computer Graphic Design

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is an advanced degree focusing on graphic design theory, technology and original research. It builds on the unique combination of design and coding skills developed during the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD). [+]

Master of Computer Graphic Design The Master of Computer Graphic Design (MCGD) is an advanced degree focusing on graphic design theory, technology and original research. It builds on the unique combination of design and coding skills developed during the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD). The MCGD provides an opportunity for you to plan, develop and carry out a large scale design research project. This will enable you to collaborate with other students and academics, and to work with members of the professional design industry. The MCGD research is represented by both a written thesis and an exhibited design realisation. Research topics are tailored to suit your interests, providing an opportunity for you to hone a particular aspect of graphic design further, which could be a pathway to your chosen career. You will also have the full support, guidance and expertise of your supervisor during your research project. Computing facilities at Waikato The University of Waikato offers students 24-hour computer lab access with all the latest computer software, and several labs fully equipped with Mac computers, commonly used in professional design environments. Graduate students have a dedicated lab space and access to all undergraduate facilities. Career opportunities Advertising Designer Computer Games Designer Interactive Designer Motion Graphics Designer TV Graphics Designer Web Designer Admission and enrolment To enrol in the MCGD you should have completed a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) (or equivalent) and have achieved a B average over the course of your study. If you are applying with... [-]

Master of Counselling

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree. Recognised widely as the first degree to introduce a programme entirely in narrative therapy, this is your opportunity to develop professional skills well-grounded in constructionist theories. [+]

Master of Counselling The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree. Recognised widely as the first degree to introduce a programme entirely in narrative therapy, this is your opportunity to develop professional skills well-grounded in constructionist theories. The Master of Counselling (MCouns) is established as a flagship degree that has seen 92% of graduates over the past six years gain successful employment. The degree has specifically been designed for professional counsellors or supervisors interested in leadership roles within the New Zealand counselling profession. The programme has a key teaching focus on providing experiences in which you can further develop your professional attitudes, knowledge and competencies in the areas of counselling, group leadership, mediation and practitioner research. You'll graduate with a high level of knowledge and understanding through the narrative practice this programme is known for. For the past 20 years, our teaching staff have been active in promoting narrative therapy, beginning with a book staff produced called Narrative Therapy in Practice. Today Waikato is considered a leader in this field with several local and international publications produced each year. This notable reputation extends also into our thriving doctoral counselling programme. Make a start this summer with Counselling and Contexts: HDCO549 – 17S (BLK) Learning outcomes As a graduate of the MCouns programme, you will have developed competence in the practices of counselling, and established a firm understanding in philosophical and ethical issues relating to professional counselling practice. You'll learn how to engage critically with the theoretical concepts and research... [-]

Master of Cyber Security

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Studying for the Master of Cyber Security allows you to develop the skills you'll need to become a specialist in this area. There's an increasing international demand for trained cyber security professionals, and graduates of this programme help meet the New Zealand Government's Cyber Security Strategy. This masters degree is the first of its kind to be offered in New Zealand. [+]

Master of Cyber Security Studying for the Master of Cyber Security allows you to develop the skills you'll need to become a specialist in this area. There's an increasing international demand for trained cyber security professionals, and graduates of this programme help meet the New Zealand Government's Cyber Security Strategy. This masters degree is the first of its kind to be offered in New Zealand. As you work towards your Master of Cyber Security (MCS), you'll develop a thorough understanding of the technical, legal, policy and management aspects of cyber security. You'll learn about cloud computing technologies and computer infrastructure, as well as the law relating to cyber security. You'll gain skills relating to detecting security breaches, preventative security and offensive security. This includes computer system penetration testing. You'll learn how to think innovatively and develop the ability to apply your knowledge so you can work at an advanced level as a professional in cyber security. When you study cyber security at Waikato, you'll have the opportunity to work with, and learn from award-winning cyber security experts such as Dr Ryan Ko. Our academics also have strong international connections with industry and government, such as the National Cyber Policy Office and INTERPOL. Computing facilities at Waikato The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best in New Zealand. You'll have 24 hour access to computer labs running the latest industry standard software. The University of Waikato is also home to New Zealand’s first cyber security lab, where... [-]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. [+]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. This programme is known for its grounding in a social justice model of inclusive community and educational practice and is relevant for a variety of professionals working in community organisations and schools, and those concerned with disability advocacy and rights. Studying the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS) you'll gain a stronger understanding of social life and the differences between us, and challenge current approaches used in the education sector and beyond. The programmes takes on an interdisciplinary approach which draws from education, psychology and social science. As a graduate, you'll demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of concepts, issues and debates in the area of Disability Studies, particularly in your own research. Thinking critically and creatively, you will evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the field of Disability Studies and work proactively to develop professional relationships with others in the field. Programme highlights The MDInS enables the option of flexible study, with both full-time (over 1-1.5 year/s) or part-time options available. This has been an active programme at Waikato for the past 20 years (previously known as "Special Education", changed to current name in 2011). Career opportunities Community Leader Policy Analyst Admission and enrolment Entry Criteria A first degree... [-]

Master of Education

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 2 more

This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in leadership in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice. [+]

Master of Education This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in leadership in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice. Target your study towards your area of professional expertise. Students are required to complete 180 points of taught papers, a research methods paper (30 points) and at least 30 points of research. Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over one calendar year. Programme Highlights Our world renowned staff are active researchers who are known internationally as leaders in their specialist areas. Find out more about our staff. Choose to focus your study on one of the following subjects below as a programme of study or three specialisations (listed below). Alternatively, create your own programme of study by combining papers from Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education, or include a paper from another faculty (subject to Postgraduate Leaders approval). Programmes of study for MEd Arts Education Education Education Studies Human Development Language and literacy education Mathematics education Science, Technology and Environmental Education Specialisations STEM Education Global Studies in Education Professional Learning This qualification can also be studied at the University of Waikato Tauranga. Admission and enrolment Admission normally requires a bachelor's degree with at least a B average and teaching qualification. Note: Transfers from PGDips and Hons programmes on to... [-]

Master of Educational Leadership

Campus Full time 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

Enhance your career prospects with a specialised programme that challenges you personally and professionally. Make a difference to the quality of education and create opportunities for your future leadership in education. [+]

Master of Educational Leadership Enhance your career prospects with a specialised programme that challenges you personally and professionally. Make a difference to the quality of education and create opportunities for your future leadership in education. Work with academics who are internationally recognised for their leadership research and practice. Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader. Complete coursework at a pace that suits you – part-time while you work, or full-time over 18 months. This qualification can also be studied at the University of Waikato Tauranga. Programme highlights: Examine leadership systems and practices to support change and innovation in organisational contexts. Inquire into personal leadership practice. Understand, critique and contribute to the educational research that is shaping New Zealand's educational policy and practice Locate leadership work in a framework of social justice and seek to make a difference for high-needs students. Develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effeictive educational leader Enhance leadership networks by contributing to a vibrant professional learning community Flexible delivery (NET/Block course) Admission and enrolment Admission normally requires a bachelors degree with at least B average and a teaching qualification. Note: Transfers from PGDips and Hons programmes on to 180-point masters are possible prior to formal completion of the PGDips and Hons qualifications in Education. [-]

Master of Electronic Commerce

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

Set yourself up for where the world of electronic commerce is going with specialised postgraduate study in this cutting-edge field. [+]

h2>Master of Electronic Commerce Set yourself up for where the world of electronic commerce is going with specialised postgraduate study in this cutting-edge field. Gain an in-depth understanding of how e-commerce and digital technologies are transforming all aspects of business operations from a management perspective. The MECom is offered in two streams; either research or professional. The professional stream includes an 8–13 week industry internship, making it ideal for students who want to acquire applied knowledge in a business environment. This qualification is available in class or online. Entry requirements BECom or equivalent. Business or IT degrees or graduate study in a another subject area will also be considered. For the Professional stream, you need a B-minus grade average or better. For the Research stream, you need a B grade average or better [-]

Master of Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

This research-focused degree is designed for graduates who wish to do further research and develop an innovative solution to an engineering question. Excellence in advanced engineering design, research and development skills are core features of the degree. [+]

Master of Engineering This research-focused degree is designed for graduates who wish to do further research and develop an innovative solution to an engineering question. Excellence in advanced engineering design, research and development skills are core features of the degree. As a Master of Engineering (ME) graduate you will have the opportunity to either seek employment as a professional engineer, or start a research career. The ME normally takes 12 months to complete full-time. It builds on prior study at undergraduate level, such as the four-year BE(Hons) or BSc(Tech). The degree requires 120 points, which can either be made up of 30 points in taught papers and a 90-point dissertation (research project), or one 120-point thesis. If you enrol in an ME via the Faculty of Science & Engineering you can major in Engineering, and your thesis topic may come from our wide range of study areas such as biological engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, environmental engineering and electronic engineering. Software Engineering projects are completed via the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. The Faculty of Science & Engineering fosters collaborative relationships between science, engineering, industry and management. The Faculty has developed a very strong research base to support its aims of providing you with in-depth knowledge, analytical skills, innovative ideas, and techniques to translate science into technology in the real world. You will have the opportunity to undertake research with staff who are leaders in their field and will... [-]

Master of Environmental Sciences

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The Master of Environmental Sciences is intended for both science and engineering graduates who wish to further their knowledge and research skills in the area of Environmental Sciences – the scientific study of the interaction between humans and the environment. [+]

Master of Environmental Sciences The Master of Environmental Sciences is intended for both science and engineering graduates who wish to further their knowledge and research skills in the area of Environmental Sciences – the scientific study of the interaction between humans and the environment. The Master of Environmental Sciences (MEnvSci) is a 180 point interdisciplinary degree that draws on a wide range of papers across the Biological, Chemical, Earth and Engineering Sciences. A key feature of this degree is the development of scientific and interdisciplinary (cross-faculty) research skills, including collection and analysis of data and critical review of the relevant literature. The MEnvSci is normally a 12-18 month degree comprising a minimum of 90 points in taught papers at 500 level and a maximum 90 point thesis. The balance of thesis papers to taught papers may be altered subject to permission from the graduate co-ordinator in your discipline of choice. Study an MEnvSci at Waikato University and you will enjoy more lab and field work, more one-on-one time with top academics and access to world-class research equipment. Our great industry contacts may also mean exciting collaborations with local, national and international companies and organisations. While the bulk of your papers will be drawn from the Faculty of Science & Engineering, you may also include papers from the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Waikato Management School, the School of Māori & Pacific Development and Te Piringa - Faculty of Law. Facilities The University of Waikato's School of Science is home... [-]

Master of Environment and Society

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. [+]

Master of Environment and Society The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government. Studying for your Master of Environment and Society (MEnvSoc) at the University of Waikato gives you the chance to build on the skills and knowledge you've already gained during your undergraduate degree. You'll learn how to critically analyse the various points of view relating to environmental challenges. You'll develop your understanding of these different perspectives, and learn how to use your insights to deal with those challenges. During your MEnvSoc, you'll do a combination of studying essential papers and preparing a dissertation or thesis. You'll be able to complete up to 120 points worth of papers and either a 60-point dissertation or a 90-point thesis. Your dissertation or thesis will be based on your own research, and you'll choose a topic relating to environmental and societal inter-relationships. You might also like to include some relevant papers from other areas, such as environmental science, law and management. Taking this approach to structuring your degree helps you strengthen the connection between understanding issues at a theoretical level and applying the theory in practice. The Faculty's links with groups working in local government, education and the community provide a range of opportunities for students studying towards a MEnvSoc. You'll benefit... [-]

Master of Information Technology

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience with an industry partner. [+]

Master of Information Technology The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience with an industry partner. The course's main feature is the industry internship (FMCS596) paper which gives you industry experience for one whole semester. As an intern you will be mentored and supported by your employer and University supervisor, as you work on a real-world problem in an industry team setting. The MInfoTech was developed as part of the Auckland ICT Graduate School, a joint initiative between the University of Waikato and the University of Auckland, to develop industry-ready ICT experts. The aim of the programme is to meet the explosive demand for highly-skilled network and data professionals, coders, system architects, web developers and other work-ready ICT professionals. Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and with a $1.3 trillion projected growth in the global ICT industry from 2013-2020, the MInfoTech prepares you to make the most of the significant opportunities available in this industry. Our aim is to ensure you move beyond the classroom and into professional work situations with a full complement of employable IT skills. The Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) provides the ideal pathway to the Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech). Career opportunities Internet/Multimedia Developer Database Developer Cloud Computing Developer Data Security Developer Network and Support Developer Software Architect Technical Consultant Systems Administrator Admission and enrolment For admission, students will need to have completed a relevant bachelor's... [-]

Master of Laws in Maori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law

Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

With a Master of Laws in Maori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law you could explore Pacific legal thought and practice. You'll develop skills enabling you to participate actively in the development of Pacific jurisprudence and to enhance global understanding of Pacific legal systems. [+]

Master of Laws in Maori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law With a Master of Laws in Maori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law you could explore Pacific legal thought and practice. You'll develop skills enabling you to participate actively in the development of Pacific jurisprudence and to enhance global understanding of Pacific legal systems. Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law (LLM Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples') provides an opportunity to study in-depth the historical and developing trends within the area of indigenous peoples' rights. You'll examine how the United Nations and other international organisations influence the process of Indigenous rights development. You will learn what role the State plays in recognising environmental and economic rights of indigenous peoples. What will post-settlement New Zealand legal landscape look like? You could be the driving force behind developing truly inclusive New Zealand Jurisprudence that would incorporate the best of the traditional Māori practices and Common Law. The knowledge and skills developed through our specialist programme are relevant in roles in: Academic teaching and research; Treaty settlement Maori governance Crown Law Local and central government Education Māori economy The Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples’ Law programme is offered with the same study options as those of Master of Laws (LLM). Please see the Master of Laws page for more information. Cultural experience The Faculty members come from a wide range of nations and cultural backgrounds, creating a truly multicultural environment. This helps foster in our students an increased awareness of global issues,... [-]

Master of Management Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise. Get the edge over other graduates with a Master of Management Studies from Waikato's Triple Crown Accredited business school. [+]

Master of Management Studies Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise. Get the edge over other graduates with a Master of Management Studies from Waikato's Triple Crown Accredited business school. If you're looking to accelerate your professional career by gaining expertise in an area of business you're passionate about, or want to prepare for a PhD or research career, this degree is designed for you. The Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree will bring you closer to the frontiers of knowledge in your specialist field, and prepare you for leadership roles that require a high level of critical thinking and information analysis. This degree normally includes both taught and research papers, but can also be taken as a full research degree. Study part-time or full-time for 1-2 years (120 or 180 points), starting in either February (A Semester) or July (B Semester). Normally all papers are taken within a single specialist subject or interdisciplinary area. A new specialisation for the MMS is also available in Finance – Professional. This one-year programme (180 points) is aimed at those seeking industry-relevant skills and knowledge needed to build a professional career in the financial industry. It has a strong practical focus and is ideal for students who have never majored in Finance before. The 11 required papers will develop your foundational knowledge of investments and financial markets, before introducing you to more advanced topics, such as derivative securities and advanced... [-]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. [+]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. The Master of Māori and Pacific Development (MMPD) will take you through an advanced assessment of the underlying concepts and principles associated with social, cultural, political and economic development for indigenous peoples. You'll explore approaches to solving problems in the theory and practice of indigenous development, and more so in the realms of Māori and Pacific Development. You can be assured that you are studying with the best. Our lecturers remain at the coalface of global development challenges and discourses including the refugee crisis, climate change, environmental issues, economic development challenges, labour migration, sustainable development, poverty and illiteracy. You'll be learning with those who are recognised as development practitioners in NZ, Pacific and internationally through their projects, networks and collaborations. This includes projects for UNESCO, ASPBAE (Asia South Pacific Association for Adult and Basic Education) and other civil society groups. Our staff are also working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as agreed upon by the United Nations in 2015. Career opportunities Government Ministries and Agencies Public Corporations International Organisations Public Service/Administration Local Government Small and Medium Business ownership Business Planning Appraisal and Evaluation Negotiation and Facilitation Health, Training and Welfare Local and Tribal Authorities Marae, Community and Non-governmental Work Research, Consultancy and Needs and Impacts Assessments Admission and enrolment Candidates for the Degree must have: qualified for the... [-]

Master of Media and Creative Technologies

Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Media and Creative Technologies is designed to enhance the creative and technical scope of media designers, performers and creators. This degree will provide you with a distinct edge in an increasingly competitive media field nationally and globally. [+]

Master of Media and Creative Technologies The Master of Media and Creative Technologies is designed to enhance the creative and technical scope of media designers, performers and creators. This degree will provide you with a distinct edge in an increasingly competitive media field nationally and globally. The Master of Media and Creative Technologies (MMCT) allows you to choose from one of the four subjects available: Creative Practices, Creative Technologies, Screen and Media Studies (offered under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) and Māori Media and Communication (offered under the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies). Each area offers you the opportunity to blend artistic and technical forms in new combinations. Alongside taught papers, you will work on a year-long supervised programme where you will develop a major work (or works) that serves as the flagship of your graduate portfolio of creative works. Study under the MMCT will give you extensive collaborative project experience which is supported by technical expertise and advanced creative skills. You will also benefit from substantial grounding in postgraduate academic practice and the deployment of critical and methodological skills in original research. Industry Connections This programme maintains strategic links with the broader New Zealand community at a number of levels, and we have close links with Hamilton City Council. Our staff members have strong links with international networks in media and creative technologies, and boast strong links with top ranked institutions in Asia, Europe, North America and within the Pacific region. Career Opportunities With an MMCT... [-]

Master of Music

Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance. [+]

Master of Music Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance. The Master of Music (MMus) is designed for students who've already gained an Honours-level qualification in Music. It's an advanced, one-year programme of study. You'll be guided by experts who will supervise you in individual sessions. You'll complete substantial-sized tasks focused on your chosen area of specialty. During this process, you'll develop your skills and expertise, and show an understanding of the content of your work. You'll also develop the attributes you need to work in this field. Is your passion for performing music? During your MMus, you'll learn how to work towards a public musical recital, right up to the actual performance. This process involves planning and preparation, the integration of music research with performance, and you'll develop skills to be able to demonstrate each step leading up to your recital. Are you more interested in composition? You'll be given the opportunity to create a significant body of original music. You'll develop the skills to write music to a professional standard, suitable for being performed in public at a concert or similar event. Links with Music Professionals and Associations When you study for your MMus at Waikato, you'll have opportunities to network with professional groups working in the music industry. You'll be able to participate in your musical field and this will help... [-]

Master of Social Sciences

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level. [+]

Master of Social Sciences Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level. A Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) builds on the Bachelors or Honours qualification you've already gained. When studying for your MSocSc, you'll focus on your preferred Social Science subject area and you'll immerse yourself in a high-level programme of study. You'll learn the latest research techniques and be updated on recent developments in knowledge relating to your chosen field. You'll be preparing for a dissertation or thesis, so will be conducting a substantial amount of your own independent research. If you think you may want to complete a doctorate level qualification later on, completing a MSocSc prepares you for that next level of academic study. As you grow your knowledge of your chosen subject area, you'll be refining your intellectual skills, particularly your ability to think critically, problem solve and analyse. This will enable you to prepare for leadership roles in fields related to your subject area. Industry Connections During your studies, you'll be supervised by well-connected Faculty members who have networks with people working in a wide range of sectors, from business to government. These people, including representatives from local and central government and tribal authorities, provide input into the different subject areas. Members of community groups, business organisations and industrial and professional groups do the same – they provide valuable support and input. The subject area experts themselves provide consultancy services... [-]

Master of Sport and Leisure Studies

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The MSpLS is for Sport and Leisure Studies graduates who are interested in completing a research-based qualification. [+]

Master of Sport and Leisure Studies The MSpLS is for Sport and Leisure Studies graduates who are interested in completing a research-based qualification. Students will critically examine how political, cultural and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of sport, exercise and leisure and/or how psychological and physiological factors influence performance and movement in sport and exercise settings. The programme engages a range of quantitative or qualitative methodologies and includes laboratory-based sport and exercise components, and where appropriate, includes working with athletes at the Avantidrome – Home of Cycling, or the new University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance. It enhances knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to many forms of employment within sport, exercise and leisure industries and beyond. Entry requirements A New Zealand bachelors degree, either three or four years, with advanced study and a B (or better) average in the relevant subject areas or a qualification considered equivalent. [-]

Master of Teaching and Learning

Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary, Secondary) is an intensive one-year programme that prepares students with specialist skills and enhanced knowledge teaching in primary, secondary or Maori medium kura or wharekura settings. [+]

Master of Teaching and Learning The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary, Secondary) is an intensive one-year programme that prepares students with specialist skills and enhanced knowledge teaching in primary, secondary or Maori medium kura or wharekura settings. This programme, available in English or Maori Medium, develops students' critical understanding of research-based pedagogical approaches, learning theory, inquiry skills and content knowledge so that they are able to effectively teach diverse learners in New Zealand schools. Students also gain valuable practical experience, working at least 40 weeks of the year in a variety of classroom settings, with the professional support of faculty lecturers and mentor teachers. The programme is underpinned by adult learning principles and there is an expectation that student teachers think critically and work independently. Papers examine teaching in the New Zealand context, evidence-based inquiry, teaching diverse learners, and curriculum design and implementation. Students complete six 500 level postgraduate papers (180 points). Programme highlights Individual and small group mentoring Identifies your personal strengths Designed to equip you with the expertise to meet the needs of all learners. Graduates achieve high-level skills and a stronger capacity for leadership roles in the future. The reward for completing this more intensive programme is a higher entry point salary on entering the teaching profession. Master of Teaching and Learning This is a more intensive course aimed at high achievers. The one year programme is from January-December and requires a higher entry criteria. The advantage of completing this aspirational course is a higher starting... [-]

MSc

Master of Science

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The Master of Science is valued for its flexibility and excellence, and can be tailored to suit your needs. You can select your papers from a range of subjects and the mix of research and taught papers are customised to suit your interests and goals. [+]

Master of Science The Master of Science is valued for its flexibility and excellence, and can be tailored to suit your needs. You can select your papers from a range of subjects and the mix of research and taught papers are customised to suit your interests and goals. The Master of Science (MSc) normally takes 12-18 months of full-time study to complete. The degree requires 180 points, which is made up of 90 points in taught papers and a 90-point thesis (research project). This balance of theses to taught papers may be changed subject to permission from the graduate co-ordinator in your chosen discipline. Study a MSc at Waikato University and you will enjoy more lab and field work, more one-on-one time with top academics and access to world-class research equipment. Our great industry contacts will also mean exciting collaborations with local, national and international companies and organisations. This is an ideal degree for students wanting to improve their career opportunities, and seeking a qualification that is potentially not so research-heavy. This qualification is taught at a level significantly in advance of undergraduate study, providing you with the challenges and knowledge needed to prepare for a successful career. Subjects Students enrolling in an MSc via the Faculty of Science & Engineering can study Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Electronics, Engineering, Materials and Processing, Physics, Psychology, and Science and Technology Education. Students majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics will enrol through the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. Facilities The... [-]

Master of Science (Research)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 2 more

The Master of Science (Research) is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers. [+]

Master of Science (Research) The Master of Science (Research) is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers. A core feature of the degree is the development of independent research skills, including the collection and analysis of data and critical review of the relevant literature. The MSc(Research) normally takes two years of full-time study to complete, but you have the option to complete on a part-time basis. In the first year you will complete 120 points of taught papers with the second year spent doing a 120 point research thesis. Study an MSc(Research) at Waikato University and you will enjoy more lab and field work, more one-on-one time with top academics and access to world-class research equipment. Our great industry contacts will also mean exciting collaborations with local, national and international companies and organisations. Related subjects Students enrolling in an (MSc(Research) via the Faculty of Science & Engineering can major in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Materials and Processing, Physics or Psychology. Students majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics will enrol through the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. Facilities The University of Waikato’s School of Science is home to a suite of well-equipped, world-class laboratories. You will have the opportunity to use complex research equipment and facilities such as NMR spectroscopy, DNA sequencing and the University of Waikato Herbarium. The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best in New Zealand, ranging from... [-]

Master of Science (Technology)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

A Master of Science (Technology) is normally a two-year advanced programme of study, which builds on your knowledge from the BSc(Tech) degree. It is similar to the MSc, but has two important differences - it combines taught papers with an applied or industrial based research thesis or dissertation, and it includes two papers on industrial technology and innovation. [+]

Master of Science (Technology) A Master of Science (Technology) is normally a two-year advanced programme of study, which builds on your knowledge from the BSc(Tech) degree. It is similar to the MSc, but has two important differences - it combines taught papers with an applied or industrial based research thesis or dissertation, and it includes two papers on industrial technology and innovation. The Master of Science (Technology) (MSc(Tech)) degree will provide you with advanced technical abilities relevant to your area of specialisation. It will give you a great depth and breadth of knowledge of science and technology, particularly relating to technological issues in the industrial sector of the New Zealand economy. Study an MSc(Tech) at Waikato University and you will enjoy more lab and field work, more one-on-one time with top academics and access to world-class research equipment. Our great industry contacts will also mean exciting collaborations with local, national and international companies and organisations. Related subjects Students enrolling in an MSc(Tech) via the Faculty of Science & Engineering can study Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Electronics, Materials and Processing or Physics. Facilities The University of Waikato’s School of Science is home to a suite of well-equipped, world-class laboratories. You will have the opportunity to use complex research equipment and facilities such as NMR spectroscopy, DNA sequencing and the University of Waikato Herbarium (WAIK). Build a successful career Graduates of this degree are well-prepared for a job in industry due to the combination of science and management papers studied. You... [-]

MA

Master of Arts

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Arts involves advanced study in an Arts subject and is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge of that subject. The degree also includes a substantial component of independent research. The Master of Arts maybe taken within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies. [+]

Master of Arts The Master of Arts involves advanced study in an Arts subject and is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge of that subject. The degree also includes a substantial component of independent research. The Master of Arts maybe taken within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies. Master of Arts under Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Are you seeking the ability to think critically and communicate well? A Master of Arts (MA) from Waikato will teach you the skills to work independently and see a major project through to completion. These are characteristics that are highly sought after by employers. Enrolling in a MA gives you the opportunity to engage in independent (but supervised) research in one or more of a wide range of Arts subjects. Graduating with an MA provides you with a gateway to a higher research degree or to a wide range of careers. Master of Arts under Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies The recognition of Māori as an official language of Aotearoa has been accompanied by an acknowledgement of tangata whenua issues within the community and society as a whole. The ability to be fluent in both Māori and English has become increasingly important within a number of professional areas. These areas include: Iwi/hapu development, Education, Medicine, Research, Media, Government and Travel and Tourism. You can choose from the following subjects: Māori Language/Te Reo Māori, Maori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori, Māori Media... [-]

Master of Arts (Applied)

Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

Are you interested in a career teaching English as a second language overseas, at University level? Some countries, such as those in Asia, require you to have a Masters level qualification to do this. Waikato's Master of Arts (Applied) provides you with the qualification you need. [+]

Master of Arts (Applied) Are you interested in a career teaching English as a second language overseas, at University level? Some countries, such as those in Asia, require you to have a Masters level qualification to do this. Waikato's Master of Arts (Applied) provides you with the qualification you need. You'll complete Waikato's Master of Arts (Applied) (MA(Applied)) by studying papers on specialist topics. Your studies will give you the skills you need to work overseas. You might already be working in a different area of language teaching in New Zealand and are thinking about heading overseas, so you'd like to gain the qualification you need to do this. Some of the topics you'll study are specific to Waikato's MA(Applied). These topics include discourse analysis and teacher cognition studies. Another distinctive topic that's increasing in importance is the theory and concepts of English for academic purposes. When you study this topic, you'll learn how to teach students who are doing higher degrees and research, so you'll develop the skills you need to teach International students doing post-graduate education. You'll be completing a degree that was the first of its kind in New Zealand - the MA(Applied) was introduced in 1992, and was the first applied linguistics degree offered here. Teaching Staff During your MA(Applied), you'll benefit by being taught by experts in their fields. Dr Diane Johnson specialises in language analysis, syllabus and curriculum design, teaching methodology, discourse analysis, language teacher training and materials design. Dr Roger Barnard specialises in... [-]

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