Bachelor of Arts
If you’re fascinated by the history and creative activities of humankind and how this shapes societies and our future, then a Bachelor of Arts (BA) is for you. Our graduates are in demand for their flexible skills, practical outlook and depth of understanding they bring to their roles.
Bachelor of Climate Change
Climate change is the most pressing environmental issue facing humanity, affecting every facet of the world around us. We urgently need graduates who can lead future climate change solutions in all sectors of society.
Bachelor of Communication
The world is full of stories that need to be told. Get the industry-relevant skills you need to become a communications specialist and digital storyteller using a wide range of technologies - from websites and apps through to films, podcasting and social media.
Bachelor of Environmental Planning
Our Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) is a multidisciplinary, research-led programme that prepares you for a career in planning and environmental management.
Bachelor of Laws
Study in one of the leading law schools in New Zealand. Look deeper to find out why laws are made, who made them, how they work and how to change them.
Bachelor of Music
Sharpen your musical talent with the guidance of our internationally acclaimed musicians and lecturers when you study a Bachelor of Music at Waikato. With countless opportunities for public performance and access to a world-class performing arts venue, you’ll be learning among the best.
Bachelor of 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 Work
There will be no new enrolments in the Bachelor of Social Work from 2022.
Are you interested in combining several areas of study and undertaking two undergraduate degrees at the same time? Then a conjoint degree (also known as a double degree) will give you a great base.
Magister Juris (MJur)
With a one-year Magister Juris qualification from the University of Waikato you can tailor your programme through a selection of taught papers.
Master of Applied Psychology
Studying for your Master of Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of one of two key areas of applied psychology.
Master of Arts
The Master of Arts involves advanced study in an Arts subject and is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge of that subject. The degree also includes a substantial component of independent research. The Master of Arts may be taken within the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, School of Arts or the School of Social Sciences.
Master of Arts (Applied)
Are you interested in a career teaching English as a second language overseas, at University level? Some countries, such as those in Asia, require you to have a Masters level qualification to do this. Waikato's Master of Arts (Applied) provides you with the qualification you need.
Master of Environment and Society
The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the School's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government.
Master of Environmental Planning
Improve your knowledge of planning and produce your own research when you study towards a Master of Environmental Planning at the University of Waikato. You'll build on your undergraduate and graduate qualifications in this field.
Master of Laws
With a one-year Master of Laws qualification from the University of Waikato you can tailor your programme through a selection of taught papers and/or research thesis.
Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law
With a Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples' Law, you could explore Pacific legal thought and practice. You'll develop skills enabling you to participate actively in the development of Pacific jurisprudence and to enhance global understanding of Pacific legal systems.
Master of Legal Studies
The Master of Legal Studies degree emphasises creativity, communication, critical analysis, applied knowledge and problem solving in a variety of specialist disciplines.
Master of Media and Creative Technologies
The Master of Media and Creative Technologies is designed to enhance the creative and technical scope of media designers, performers and creators. This degree will provide you with a distinct edge in an increasingly competitive media field nationally and globally.
Master of Music
Studying for a Master of Music at Waikato gives you the skills you need to pursue a music career and work as a professional musician. You'll focus on musical composition or musical performance.
Master of Professional Writing
The only one of its kind in New Zealand, Waikato’s Master of Professional Writing offers a research-led, strongly practice-based qualification in professional and creative writing.
Master of Security and Crime Science
Learn how to manage real-world crime issues and develop analytical and creative methods to improve security in an ever-changing society.
Master of Social Sciences
Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level.
Doctor of Juridical Science
The Doctor of Juridical Science is a structured programme that incorporates coursework and independent research. Individually tailored, it’ll help you achieve a PhD degree with maximum support.
Doctor of Laws
The Doctor of Laws is a higher doctorate degree, ranking above the PhD. This prestigious degree is awarded to established scholars who have produced original, substantial and distinguished contribution to advancement of the study of law.
Doctor of Musical Arts
The Doctor of Musical Arts at Waikato focuses on both performance and research. You'll be immersed in musical works that have artistic and creative integrity. Your performance of these works will be backed up by a written thesis that sets out your own independent research.
Doctor of Philosophy
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University for research carried out under the supervision of at least two staff members. A PhD can also be presented as a PhD with Publication or a PhD with a Creative Practice Component.
Master of Philosophy
The Master of Philosophy is a one-year research-based degree in which candidates undertake a programme of supervised research which critically investigates a topic of substance and significance.
Certificates and Diplomas
Looking for a short-term study option? A certificate can help pave your way to future success, and is equivalent to the first year of study of a bachelor's degree. It's a great way to gain an introductory qualification in a field of study.
Certificate in Environmental Planning
Environmental Planning develops your knowledge of how human behaviour affects the environment. This one-year certificate will help you to understand how social, economic and cultural aspects, and the physical environment, contribute to problems and provide solutions.
A diploma is a short-term study option that can help pave your way to future success.
Diploma in Arts
If you’re fascinated by the history and creative activities of humankind and how this shapes societies and our future, then a Diploma in Arts from Waikato is for you.
Diploma in Environmental Planning
Environmental Planning at Waikato develops your knowledge of how human behaviour affects the environment. We'll inspire you to understand how social, economic and cultural aspects, and the physical environment contribute to problems and provide solutions.
Diploma in Law
Our highly practical Diploma in Law sets you up to explore new career opportunities or enhance your current role. The online component of the Diploma will allow you to fit your studies around work and family commitments. Credit completed Diploma papers towards your first and second years of a Bachelor of Laws.
If you are looking to quickly acquire skills for a new career, a graduate certificate is a great option for you.
Studying a graduate diploma helps you develop knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area which will enable you to undertake a new career or further study.
Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution
Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution at the University of Waikato will equip you with skills to deal with challenging situations in your business or workplace in a positive and constructive manner.
Graduate Diploma in Law
Expand your career prospects with a Graduate Diploma in Law or gain an equivalent of a second major to your non-bachelor's degree with a Graduate Diploma of Law.
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree.
Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Clinical)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology is a specialist qualification leading to professional registration as a psychologist.
Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology
The Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology is designed to meet the requirements for registration as a psychologist under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance (HPCA) Act.