Faculties, institutes and campuses
The University of Auckland conducts teaching and learning within eight faculties and at two large-scale research institutes.
In addition to the impressive 16-hectare City Campus, the University has specialist campuses in other areas of Auckland and the North Island. All University campuses are smoke-free environments.
Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of the world’s leading research centres for the humanities, languages and social sciences. It offers bachelor, postgraduate and doctoral degrees in areas as diverse as History, Spanish, Philosophy and Anthropology.
The Business School is committed to producing the world-class graduates, research and ideas required to support and grow New Zealand's knowledge-based economy.
Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries
A vibrant hub for interdisciplinarity, connectivity and collaboration, the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries also comprises the School of Architecture and Planning, Elam School of Fine Arts, the School of Music, the Dance Studies Programme and the Centre for Arts Studies.
Faculty of Education and Social Work
The home of cutting-edge education research and professional practice, the Faculty of Education and Social Work offers innovative undergraduate programmes in teacher education, social work and human services. A full range of postgraduate programmes are also available as well as professional development opportunities, consultancy and support services for teachers, schools, principals and those in social services.
Faculty of Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering offers a range of specialisations. Alongside traditional offerings like civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering, new specialisations such as software, mechatronics and biomedical engineering have been introduced in response to the changing needs of society.
Faculty of Law
New Zealand's largest law faculty, The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Law boasts authorities in a variety of fields from commercial law to public law, including human rights and environmental law.
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences includes schools of Nursing, Optometry and Vision Science, Pharmacy, Population Health, Medical Sciences and Medicine. Teaching takes place at the University’s Grafton and Tāmaki Campuses, including clinical campuses at Auckland City, Middlemore, North Shore and Waikato Hospitals; with clinical sites in Henderson, Northland, Taranaki, Tauranga and Rotorua. Placements extend to Whakatane and Gisborne.
Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science offers a wide range of subjects and specialisations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The scope of these subjects reflects the need for both theoretical and applied science as well as the interdisciplinary nature of many problems science and technology can resolve.
Large-scale research institutes
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute
A cross-faculty research centre, the Auckland Bioengineering Institute deals with the application of mathematical and engineering sciences to biology generally and human physiology in particular.
The Liggins Institute
The Liggins Institute is committed to world-class biomedical and clinical research in areas of major health importance. The Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for research on foetal and child health, growth and development, breast cancer, epigenetics and evolutionary medicine.
Campuses and locations
For over 100 years, the University has had a presence on what is now the City Campus. Located in the heart of Auckland, the campus is accessible to the cultural and commercial amenities of the country's largest city, while harbour views and nearby parks add to its attractiveness.
The City Campus provides a full range of amenities, including cafés, health services, libraries, childcare facilities and recreation.
Tāmaki Innovation Campus
Surrounded by sports fields, the Tāmaki Innovation Campus is home to courses in biosecurity, population health, psychology, speech language therapy and wine science. The campus is also home to public clinics which allow students to fulfil practical requirements and provide a valuable community service. For more information on these services, see Clinics.
Located 20 minutes' drive from the City Campus, a university bus service between Tāmaki and City Campuses runs on a regular basis throughout the day. There are also public transport options available and student parking on campus.
Established in 1991, Tāmaki Innovation Campus occupies a 32-hectare site in Glen Innes, with facilities including a library and health services. Tāmaki houses many University's inter-faculty research centres, plus industry and community collaborative partnerships. Visit the Tāmaki Innovation Campus website for further details.
This is a new campus covering five hectares and adjacent to the major business area in Newmarket. It will provide the University with a site for expansion over the next 50 years, with the faculties of Engineering and Science now occupying the first of the new facilities.
Located at 314-390 Khyber Pass Road, the Newmarket Campus joins the City and Grafton campuses to create an integrated campus cluster in Auckland’s inner-city.
Find out more about Newmarket Campus
The Epsom Campus is the main Faculty of Education campus, offering programmes in teacher education and social services. Established in September 2004, this faculty comprises the University's former School of Education, and the former Auckland College of Education.
Located at 74 Epsom Avenue, the campus is less than 10 minutes' drive from the CBD and City Campus and offers full amenities, including ample parking, leisure facilities, and the Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library – one of the most extensive teacher education libraries in New Zealand.
Home to the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the Grafton Campus is situated opposite Auckland Hospital on the boundary of Auckland Domain.
Grafton Campus houses much of the faculty. The School of Medicine has its largest campus at Auckland City Hospital and is also spread throughout the North Island at various campuses and sites. The School of Population Health occupies a large complex at Tāmaki Innovation Campus.
Established in 1968 in Park Road as The School of Medicine, it became the Grafton Campus in 1995 and now houses facilities such as a café, health services, and the Philson Library.
Tai Tokerau Campus
The Faculty of Education offer courses at the Tai Tokerau Campus, located at 13 Alexander Street, Whangarei - a short distance from the city centre.
Leigh Marine Laboratory
The Leigh Marine Laboratory is effectively the "marine campus" of the University of Auckland which offers opportunities for postgraduate teaching and research at the Goat Island Marine Reserve, near Warkworth.
Situated on the northeast coast of New Zealand, about 100km north of the city of Auckland, it has access to a wide range of unspoiled marine habitats.
The University of Auckland at Manukau
On 21 October 1999 the University of Auckland and Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) signed a Deed of Co-operation to enhance the availability of University qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to motivated and committed students living in the Counties Manukau area.
This academic partnership between the two institutions has grown and strengthened significantly since its inception and continues to develop and offer new study opportunities each year.
Waitemata Health Campus
The Waitemata Health Campus is a division of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and provides clinical teaching and research for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.
Two hospital campuses are used for teaching and clinical training:
Freemasons’ Department of Geriatric Medicine
The Freemasons' Department of Geriatric Medicine is located on the North Shore Hospital site. It is an academic section of the Department of Medicine (in the Faculty of Medicine) conducting research and teaching relating to the health and clinical care of older people.
South Auckland Clinical Campus
The South Auckland Clinical Campus (SACC) is based at Middlemore Hospital and the Counties Manukau District Health Board.
SACC is highly popular with students and takes approximately one quarter of all students of the School of Medicine for their clinical years. Formal and informal educational opportunities are strengths of SACC. With a diverse local population, students in South Auckland have clinical opportunities not available elsewhere.
SACC has research strengths in Perioperative Care, Medical Education, General Surgery, Women’s and Children’s Health, Plastic Surgery, Integrated Care, Orthopaedics and General Medicine.
Waikato Clinical Campus
The Waikato Clinical Campus at Waikato Hospital is an academic division of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and provides clinical teaching and research for undergraduates and postgraduate medical and allied health science students.
Other University entities
The University of Auckland also supports the work of 4 Centres of Research Excellence, 12 Research Units, 37 Research Centres, and 9 Research Institutes. These enable cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty research initiatives.
Continuing and professional studies
CCE offers a wide variety of open entry courses including languages, arts, humanities, music and social sciences.
Graduate School of Management
The Graduate School of Enterprise offers a range of postgraduate diplomas and masters programmes in business.
Executive Education (Short Courses)
Executive Education has relevant, practitioner-focused business and management courses, tailor-made for business and professional practitioners.
Proud to be smoke-free
Since 2010, the University has been smoke-free, with smoking banned on all campuses and outdoor spaces.
This is for the purpose of achieving a healthier and cleaner environment for staff and students to thrive and take pride in. The Smoke-free Policy applies to anyone employed by the University and to all students. Visitors and contractors are also expected to comply.