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Programmes and Qualifications

The University of Waikato offers a growing range of qualifications here in the Bay of Plenty. Check out what's on offer below or download the 2019 Tauranga Prospectus.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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 Business (BBus)

Be a business trailblazer and use your innovative thinking to help drive companies forward in a fast-paced world that is changing with a click.

BBus in Tauranga:

Students can complete all three years of the Bachelor Business (BBus) at our new CBD campus in Tauranga.

For advice before you enrol in the Bachelor of Business, please contact the University of Waikato Tauranga Student Services team. Email uwt@waikato.ac.nz or phone 0800 WAIKATO.

Major subjects available in Tauranga

If you'd like to choose from a wider range of major subjects, you will need to transfer to our Hamilton campus instead.


Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons))

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours is the basis for a professional career in engineering, and at Waikato you're provided with plenty of opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt in real-life work situations.

BE(Hons) in Tauranga:

From 2019, year 1 of the BE(Hons) in Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, and Mechatronics Engineering programmes can be completed in Tauranga. Years 2 and 3 of the degree need to be completed in Hamilton. Year 4 will be taught in Tauranga from 2023.


Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance (BHSHP)

The rapidly growing sport and leisure industry is worth over $12 billion a year to New Zealand. Waikato's Bachelor of Health, Sport & Human Performance will give you a foundation in this exciting and dynamic industry.

BHSHP in Tauranga:

The Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance will be available in Tauranga from 2019. This offering of the BHSHP will be jointly delivered with Toi Ohomai. Classes will be delivered at the University of Waikato Tauranga city campus and the Toi Ohomai Windermere campus. In 2020 Year 1 of the BHSHP will be offered with Year 2 and 3 following 2021 and 2022 respectively.


Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Study in one of the top 250 law schools in the world. Look deeper to find out why laws are made, who made them, how they work and how to change them.


Bachelor of Science (BSc)

If you're intrigued by the natural world around you, or enjoy understanding how things work, Waikato's Bachelor of Science (BSc) is what you're looking for. Putting into practice what you learn in your lectures is a major part of this degree. You will gain hands-on experience with some of the most up-to-date and high-tech computing facilities and laboratory equipment.


Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)

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.

BSocSc in Tauranga:

Major subjects available in Tauranga are:


Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

When studying for a Bachelor of Social Work at Waikato, you'll be learning how to make a positive difference in the lives of others. If you're a person who wants to contribute to society – this is a professional qualification that helps you to do just that.


Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg)

Inspire the next generation, transform learning and foster imagination by becoming a teacher. A qualification in teaching from the University of Waikato will set you 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.

BTchg in Tauranga:

The Early Childhood, Primary, and Primary (Kākano Rua) streams are all fully available in Tauranga.


Certificate in Business (Cert(Bus))

This one-year certificate is available to students who wish to gain an introductory qualification in business. It can even be the start of something bigger, like a bachelor's degree.

Cert(Bus) in Tauranga:

Please check the Catalogue of Papers to view all undergraduate papers (Levels 100 - 300) being offered in Tauranga.

We currently offer papers in the four major subjects of Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Strategic Management, plus a variety of other papers in Economics, Leadership Communication, Digital Business and Supply Chain Management, and Management.


Diploma in Business (Dip(Bus))

This one-year diploma provides an introduction to all the key areas of business and provides a springboard to further study.

Dip(Bus) in Tauranga:

Please check the Catalogue of Papers to view all undergraduate papers (Levels 100 - 300) being offered in Tauranga.

We currently offer papers in the four major subjects of Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Strategic Management, plus a variety of other papers in Economics, Leadership Communication, Digital Business and Supply Chain Management, and Management.


Diploma in Law (Dip(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.

Dip(Law) in Tauranga:

All DipLaw papers are available in Tauranga, including face-to-face tutorials.


Diploma in Management (Dip(Mgt))

This one-year diploma provides an introduction to management and provides a springboard to further study.

Dip(Mgt) in Tauranga:

Please check the Catalogue of Papers to view all undergraduate papers (Levels 100 - 300) being offered in Tauranga.

We currently offer papers in the four major subjects of Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Strategic Management, plus a variety of other papers in Economics, Leadership Communication, Digital Business and Supply Chain Management, and Management.


Diploma in Te Tohu Paetahi (DipTTP)

An intensive, one-year total immersion Māori language programme, with papers at 100, 200, and 300 levels.

DipTTP in Tauranga:

You can complete the entire DipTTP in Tauranga. All students, whether in Hamilton or Tauranga, take two papers (MAORI104 and MAORI206) online. The rest are taught in both cities.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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.


Graduate Diploma of Teaching (GradDipT)

A Graduate Diploma in Teaching from the University of Waikato is a qualification that sets you 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.

GradDipT in Tauranga:

The GradDipT (Secondary) is available at least partially in Tauranga, with some online components. Curriculum area papers are largely Hamilton-only, although some are available in Tauranga or online.

Tauranga-based students can complete a GradDipT in either Early Childhood or Primary through mixed media presentation. This means studying online, and attending two or three week-long block courses in Hamilton.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Transform yourself into a dynamic leader with the Waikato MBA; a world-class management qualification that is highly practical and will equip you to face the future with confidence.

MBA in Tauranga:

Classes in Tauranga are taught on Saturdays at our Tauranga CBD campus, 8.30am to 5pm, typically fortnightly.


Master of Education (MEd)

This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice.

MEd in Tauranga:

Many of our 500 level postgraduate papers in Education are offered fully online or partially online alongside block course delivery/on-campus (Hamilton and Tauranga).


Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)

Enhance your career prospects with a specialised programme that challenges you personally and professionally. Make a difference to the quality of education and create opportunities for your future leadership in education.

MEdLeadership in Tauranga:

Many of our 500 level postgraduate papers in Educational Leadership are offered fully online or partially online/on-campus (Hamilton and Tauranga).


Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance (MHSHP)

The Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance will set you up with a research-based qualification that will teach you to critically examine how political, cultural, social and economic factors influence the meaning and nature of sport, exercise and leisure.

MHSHP in Tauranga:

The MHSHP can be partially completed in Tauranga. You will work in our high-tech laboratory at the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance which was established in partnership with the Tauranga City Council. It features a state-of-the-art chamber that allows for manipulation of heat, humidity and altitude for research, teaching and athlete acclimatisation purposes.


Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech)

The Master of Information Technology at the University of Waikato moves you beyond the theoretical through to supervised project-based learning and on-the-job experience with an industry partner.

MInfoTech in Tauranga:

One semester of your MInfoTech will be devoted to an internship with an industry partner, working under supervision on a real-world project. While teaching takes place on our Hamilton campus, you can complete your internship in Tauranga.


Master of Science (MSc)

The Master of Science is valued for its flexibility and excellence, and can be tailored to suit your needs.  You can select your papers from a range of subjects and the mix of research and taught papers are customised to suit your interests and goals.

MSc in Tauranga:

Depending on the focus of your research, you could complete that 60-point portion of your MSc in Tauranga. Facilities there include the Coastal Marine Field Station.

The taught portion of the MSc, which is worth 120 points, is based in Hamilton only.


Master of Science (Research) (MSc(Research))

The Master of Science (Research) is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers.

MSc(Research) in Tauranga:

Depending on the focus of your research, you could complete that 120-point portion of your MSc(Research) in Tauranga. Facilities there include the Coastal Marine Field Station.

The taught portion of the MSc(Research), which is worth 60 points, is based in Hamilton only.


Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (PGDipMgtSt)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies with the Waikato Management School is a prestigious qualification, renowned for its exceptional theoretical management and practical business qualities. Students develop the critical skills required for effective management and gain comprehensive knowledge in all the functional areas of business.