Our Qualifications

As New Zealand’s leading school of education, we are committed to enhancing education through the three interconnected disciplines of teaching, research and professional learning.


By choosing to study teaching at the University of Waikato you will be set up to become a skilled and reflective teacher. We produce qualified teachers who are in high demand both in New Zealand and around the world.

Initial Teacher Education

Social Sciences

The Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) will challenge your thinking about the world and the people who live in it. The degree focuses on contemporary social issues, the ways in which humans interact with these issues and how such actions can be monitored and modified.

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Postgraduate Study

Master's degrees are designed for educational practitioners who want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education, Educational Leadership, Counselling or Disability and Inclusion Studies.

Postgraduate study options

Higher Research Degrees

The University of Waikato undertakes research in a wide range of areas: from software engineering, Māori development and creative industries to business, social policy and environmental science, from law to children's learning and more.

View our higher research degrees