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At Waikato, students aren't just numbers; they're part of a diverse family. Smaller classes ensure closer teacher-student interaction, fostering a supportive learning environment.

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The arts provide creative and practical ways of understanding ourselves, other people and the world around us, conveying and expressing innovative and impactful insights.


Gain the business insights you need to make sound decisions that will positively impact people, planet and profits.

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Our students are inspired by some of the sharpest minds, who are leading cutting-edge research on some of the most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities of our times.


Now, more than ever, the world needs creative engineers and at Waikato, that’s what we do best. We lead the way when it comes to high-tech, innovative solutions to real world problems and we work with industry every step of the way.

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education encompasses programmes that are grounded in current theories in education and offers opportunities for real-life practical experiences.

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Are you passionate about helping people live healthier lives? If so, our Bachelor of Health or our Bachelor of Nursing could be the perfect degree for you.

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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.

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Our students are armed with the knowledge and attitude to advance Indigenous peoples and provide cultural perspectives in contemporary environments. Create positive change. Learn from the best.

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A new graduate-entry midwifery programme is being developed in close partnership with local midwives and maternity service providers, to address the serious shortage of midwives in New Zealand. Starting in 2025, subject to Midwifery Council approval.


The growing human population is expected to exceed 9 billion within the next 40 years. The need to provide for increasing human demands, while protecting and sustainably managing the environment, is one of our greatest global challenges.

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The Master of Pharmacy Practice (MPharmPrac) provides an accelerated pathway to becoming a pharmacist for students with an existing Bachelor’s qualification.


At Waikato, we welcome students into a community full of innovative thinkers. Our students work alongside internationally respected psychologists to understand and advocate for inclusive communities.

Biomedical sciences

There has never been a better time to study science and Waikato is the place to be to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time. These challenges need innovative minds and research that transcends disciplinary boundaries.

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The social sciences provide you with the tools to add value to society and to confront the more challenging topics of the modern world.