Entry to postgraduate programmes
Acceptance into a postgraduate programme at The University of Auckland is normally based on academic merit, and is at the discretion of the dean of the faculty. The table below lists the general entry requirements for honours, masters and doctoral degrees. Individual degree regulations are published in the University Calendar.
|Bachelor (Honours)||Students complete a selection of masters courses and an honours dissertation||A Bachelors degree with at least a B- average in the Stage III courses required for the major. Consult faculty guidelines for the grades required|
|Masters||The programmes include courses at an advanced level in a chosen field and usually require a thesis on a selected topic. A research masters or a taught masters may be available depending on the subject area||A Bachelor Honours degree from a recognised institution, or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution in a relevant field, or an equivalent qualification. Please consult faculty guidelines on the grades required|
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
|Students are directed and supported by an appointed supervisor while engaged in independent research leading to a thesis. The thesis describes a coherent piece of research work carried out over the period of registration||A masters degree with first or second class honours, or a Bachelors' degree with first class honours from a recognised institution|
|Graduate Diploma||Students select a coherent range of advanced level courses||A satisfactory level of competence in the subject area attested by a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution, or approved professional qualification or professional practical experience|
|Postgraduate Diploma||Students complete a range of courses in a subject or programme at Master's level, and prepare a dissertation||A satisfactory level of competence in the subject area attested by a Bachelors degree from a recognised institution, or an equivalent qualification|
|Other Doctorates (DClinPsy, DocFA, EdD, DMus)||Students complete a research projects/portfolios and courses as well as a thesis||Masters degree with honours|
|Bridging Programmes||Comprises courses recommended by the graduate advisor. Usually a mix of second and third year undergraduate courses in a relevant subject area||Bachelors degree or equivalent from a recognised institution|
Refer to The University Calendar
See the University Calendar for individual degree regulations and entry requirements.
Contact Auckland International
Please contact Auckland International or the relevant faculty if you have any specific queries.
Applying for non-doctoral programmes
For entry requirements for bachelors (honours), masters, graduate diplomas, postgraduate diplomas, and other postgraduate programmes.
Applying for a doctorate
Overview of the application process for Doctoral Registration, including how to apply for a PhD.