Study options at Tai Tokerau campus

Learn about your options for study at Tai Tokerau Campus, our campus in the heart of Whangarei.

The Faculty of Education and Social Work offers selected programmes and courses at Tai Tokerau Campus in Whangarei.

The campus is within walking distance of the centre of Whangarei. It is a small campus of about 180 students and offers a friendly and supportive learning environment.  

Programme and course options

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary specialisation

Study a world-ranked University of Auckland teaching degree in the close-knit cohort of students in Whangarei.  

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation

Kei Te Puna Wānanga tētahi hōtaka mō koutou e hiahia ana kia whakangungua hei pouako mō ō tātou kura reo Māori mā te huarahi o te reo Māori. Ko te ingoa o te hōtaka nei, ko Te Huarahi Māori.  

Foundation Certificate Education

Gain the entry criteria, study skills and confidence to begin degree-level study with this bridging programme.

New Start

New Start course that will set up a pathway to your undergraduate degree programme  

Postgraduate courses

We offer personal academic advice and assistance to plan and complete your programme of study for an honours degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma, masters or doctorate in Education.

If you are based in Northland and interested in postgraduate study, support is available through the Tai Tokerau Campus:

  • Academic advice with study plans
  • Library access for distance students
  • Academic writing support
  • Individual support with queries related to postgraduate study
  • To contact the Education student centre, phone 0800 61 62 63 or email

Selected postgraduate courses are offered through online study.*

The Faculty of Education and Social Work also offers many courses as “block” or “selected dates” at Epsom Campus in Auckland, meaning rather than a weekly lecture you only need to travel a few times to Auckland to complete the course. These courses are often during the school holidays and weekends.

Courses usually also require independent study outside of on-campus dates.

Depending on your research area, supervision of your research thesis or dissertation can be undertaken by an academic staff member based at Tai Tokerau Campus or by distance with an Auckland-based supervisor.

*Some online/study guide courses include a few on-campus days that you will need to travel to Auckland to attend. Check course timetables.