The University of Waikato

Introduction

The University of Waikato - Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

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.

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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:
  • English

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Programs

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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... [-]

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 (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... [-]

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. Previous business experience is not required. [+]

Master of Business and Management (MBM)

Develop an understanding of the global business environment, expand your career prospects and increase your earning potential with our 12 month Master of Business and Management.

The Waikato Master of Business and Management (MBM) programme is New Zealand's only MBM programme that is accredited by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA). One of only 50 MBA/MBM programmes in the world.

The programme is designed for graduates of any bachelor's degree – from arts and engineering to teaching and social sciences. Previous business experience is not required.

Over the 12 months you will develop skills in all aspects of business that will prepare you for management and leadership roles. Enhance your skills in 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. ... [-]


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 Digital Business

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

Waikato's Master of Digital Business is unique in New Zealand, as it provides a strong focus on digital technology from a management perspective. If you're keen to pursue a career as a tech-savvy manager, this pioneering programme will bring you bang up-to-date with the theory and practice of e-commerce and digital business. [+]

Waikato's Master of Digital Business is unique in New Zealand, as it provides a strong focus on digital technology from a management perspective. If you're keen to pursue a career as a tech-savvy manager, this pioneering programme will bring you bang up-to-date with the theory and practice of e-commerce and digital business.

You'll gain advanced skills in how the latest digital technologies are revolutionising business operations and changing the way we interact with customers and suppliers across most industries. For example, even agriculture is now a hotbed of digital innovation, as geospatial data can link what we buy from the supermarket to specific paddocks, trees or vines.

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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 Engineering Practice

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

Designed for recent graduates and practicing engineers who want to upgrade and update their knowledge in the rapidly changing fields of electronics, materials and processing and mechanical engineering, the Master of Engineering Practice (MEngPrac) is a taught programme that may be completed in either 12 or 18 months. [+]

Designed for recent graduates and practicing engineers who want to upgrade and update their knowledge in the rapidly changing fields of electronics, materials and processing and mechanical engineering, the Master of Engineering Practice (MEngPrac) is a taught programme that may be completed in either 12 or 18 months.

The programme was developed not only in response to the demand from New Zealand employers for work-ready engineers able to tackle the challenges of the changing global, national and local environments, but to also meet the demand of international students who are looking at improving their employability with a taught masters degree.  The MEngPrac will enable you to work in diverse industries and fields in New Zealand and worldwide.... [-]


Master of Environmental Planning

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

During your Master of Environmental Planning (MEP), you'll develop your knowledge and skills relating to both the theory and practical applications of planning. [+]

During your Master of Environmental Planning (MEP), you'll develop your knowledge and skills relating to both the theory and practical applications of planning.

Your research skills will build to an advanced level, and you'll gain a broad and in-depth understanding of knowledge relating to this specialist area. Throughout this degree, you'll refine your ability to show independent critical judgement.

Collaboration with Planning Professionals

At Waikato, you'll benefit from the service provided by a Planning Advisory Group. This Group is made up of experienced planning professionals working in the region.

During the MEP programme, you'll go to guest lectures, attend workshops and enjoy field trips where a range of professionals share their expertise. The Environmental Planning programme has enjoyed longstanding and active links with these professionals.... [-]


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 Health, Sport and Human Performance

Online Full time 12 - 18 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, social and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of sport, exercise and leisure. [+]

The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, social and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of sport, exercise and leisure.

Studying the Master of Health, Sport & Human Performance (MHSHP), you'll explore how psychological or physiological factors influence movement and performance in sport and exercise. Throughout your course of study you'll receive opportunities to get involved in real world research to make a difference in people’s lives, as well as connect with elite athletes and teams.

The University of Waikato's Health, Sport and Human Performance Department boasts world-renowned active researchers and lecturers who have international expertise and reputations. Also, our research group on the Critical Studies of Sport and Physical Culture is one of the most highly regarded in the world, particularly in the study of action and adventure sports.... [-]


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 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 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 Professional Accounting

Campus Full time 14 months March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

This internationally recognised masters degree will prepare you to launch a professional career in accounting after just 14 months of study. Start your academic journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant today. [+]

Master of Professional Accounting This internationally recognised masters degree will prepare you to launch a professional career in accounting after just 14 months of study. Start your academic journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant today. The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct) is designed especially for students who have never studied accounting before at university-level, but already have a bachelor's degree in another subject area, such as arts, teaching, law or economics. It provides a professional qualification that is recognised and respected by employers in New Zealand and around the world, making it easier to find work overseas. Over 14 months, you will develop advanced skills and knowledge in all the core areas of accounting and business, and be able to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to practical accounting situations. On completion, you'll be ready to start work in a public accounting practice, or at a commercial firm or organisation. It provides the ideal platform to start your journey towards becoming a Chartered Accountant. All of the papers in this 220-point masters degree are compulsory. You will learn about financial and management accounting, accounting information systems, commercial and corporate law, auditing, taxation, finance, and economics for business. There are two intakes for this course each year, so you can start in either November (T Semester) or January (S Semester). Please note it is a full-time and intensive course. Gain membership of three professional accounting bodies Waikato's Master of Professional Accounting is approved by three of the world's largest professional accounting... [-]

Master of Security and Crime Science

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

Want to make a real difference to society? With the Master of Security and Crime Science, you will develop the skills required to become a leader in the security, intelligence and crime-prevention areas in the public and private sectors. [+]

Want to make a real difference to society? With the Master of Security and Crime Science, you will develop the skills required to become a leader in the security, intelligence and crime-prevention areas in the public and private sectors.

You will combine skills from different disciplines such as Statistics, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Population Studies, Psychology and Management. You'll develop analytical and creative methods to tackle real-world crime, and improve security in an ever-changing society.

This degree will provide a pathway to a career in policy development, crime or accident detection and analysis in both the public and private sectors. The skills you gain from the degree will enable you to promote and enhance security and community safety.... [-]


Master of Social Sciences

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

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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... [-]

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