Faculties, institutes and campuses

The University of Auckland conducts teaching and learning within eight faculties and 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. From 2010, all University campuses became 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 faculty also offers The Bachelor of Theology.

Business School
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.

National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI)
NICAI is a vibrant hub for interdisciplinarity, connectivity and collaboration and comprises the School of Architecture and Planning, Elam School of Fine Arts, the School of Music and the Dance Studies Programme.

Faculty of Education
The home of cutting-edge education research and professional practice, the Faculty of Education 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, Pharmacy, Population Health, Medical Sciences and Medicine. Teaching takes place at the University’s Grafton and Tamaki Campuses, with clinical schools at Auckland City, Middlemore and Waikato Hospitals and additional clinical placements in Northland.

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

City Campus

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 a recreation centre. Historically significant buildings include Old Government House, the Clock Tower, and University House (once a synagogue).

City Campus map (PDF 159kB)


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.

Tāmaki Innovation Campus map (PDF 98kB)


Epsom 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.

Epsom Campus map (PDF 86kB)


Grafton Campus

Home to the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the Grafton Campus is situated opposite Auckland Hospital on the boundary of Auckland Domain.

It houses many of the faculty’s departments, plus the Department of Optometry. Other departments have premises at Auckland, Starship, North Shore, Middlemore and Waikato Hospitals. The School of Population Health occupies a large complex at Tamaki 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.

Grafton Campus map (PDF 98kB)


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.

Tai Tokerau Campus map (Faculty of Education website)


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.

Leigh Marine Laboratory


The University of Auckland at Manukau

Some courses under the Faculty of Education are offered at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT). Visual Arts students also have their home away from home at MIT.

Located in Otara, South Auckland, the Institute provides full amenities for students, including cafés, health services, a library, and limited parking.

Manukau Institute of Technology campus map


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.

Learn more about all the research hosted and carried out at The University of Auckland

Continuing and professional studies

Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)
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 Management offers a range of postgraduate diplomas and masters programmes in business.

Short Courses
Short Courses are relevant, practitioner-focused business and management courses tailor-made for business and professional practitioners.