Below you'll find a brief introduction to the subjects offered by the University of Waikato, Tauranga. For more information on individual papers offered, please contact the relevant School or Faculty.
Far more than number crunchers, accountants often hold high-level management positions where financial control, decision making, legal compliance and leadership skills are essential.
Biological Sciences is for those who love life. Whether you want to stand in a metre of mud, on top of a tree, under the sea or on a kilometre of Antarctic ice, biology is for you.Computer Graphic Design
Computer Graphic Design involves creativity, art, technology and the communication of ideas. It encourages students to reach beyond the boundaries of traditional graphic design and explore the huge potential of the digital environment.Computer Science
Computer use in entertainment, industry, business, education and government is widespread and there is an ongoing need for qualified professionals. Computer science is the body of knowledge that lies 'behind the scenes'; the fundamental question it asks is: What can be efficiently automated?Education
This broad area of study particularly suits people employed in the education sector such as teachers. Completing study in Education can enhance your theoretical knowledge and classroom practice and provide future opportunities for professional development or higher study. Education is also a relevant field of study for those wanting to understand more about teaching and learning.Education Studies
Education is arguably one of the greatest influences not just on personal development but on society and nations.Finance
Interested in a great career that centres on money? Compound your opportunities with Finance.Human Development
Human Development is concerned with the study of the human lifespan from conception onwards.Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management
Managing people's work, life and learning within the modern world of work.Law
Many of our everyday actions are influenced by the legal system. The law provides a structure that helps society to operate.Marketing
In everyday life marketing surrounds us - in the television adverts we watch, on the websites we access, in the stores where we shop, in the brands we buy, the products we choose and so much more.Philosophy
Philosophy is about solving problems that confront us as we try to understand the world.Psychology
Originally the study of the spirit or soul (psyche), Psychology is today a diverse discipline which embraces all aspects of human experience.Public Relations
Public Relations (or PR) is the business of relationships involving two-way communication between an organisation and the groups or individuals it deals with.Social Policy
Do you want to understand and influence social policy? Then this is the programme for you.Social Work
Social Work is a valuable and necessary profession in our society, particularly as society grows increasingly complex.Sociology
Sociology is the study of society: that is, how people organise and participate in groups and larger social structures, and how societies change.Sport and Leisure Studies
Sport and Leisure are important to many people's lives. The experiences and professional opportunities they offer are immense. How we define them is constantly changing as society's expectations change.Teaching
Waikato offers teaching qualifications that cover early childhood, primary and secondary education. They can be studied on campus or online and with a specialisation in bilingual and immersion teaching.Tourism Management
Tourism is one of the world's largest industries and significantly impacts New Zealand's economy.
Papers are taught in a variety of ways, including by Tauranga based University of Waikato and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic academic staff or by Hamilton based academic staff teaching either by video conference link from Hamilton or travelling to Tauranga to teach in person.
Papers with the location code (TGA) are Tauranga papers. Tauranga-based students are also able to enrol in web based papers offered from the Hamilton campus (NET). Some students complete their degrees entirely in Tauranga and some transfer or commute to Hamilton (HAM) if they want to enrol in papers not available in Tauranga.
Please note that all information in the Catalogue of Papers is provisional and subject to change without notice.
Check out the Tauranga Catalogue of Papers.