Study Master's Degrees in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland at a glance

Auckland, New Zealand, is a cosmopolitan city, famous for quality living, declared as one of the most liveable cities in the world. The city is a big economic hub that has golden beaches and incredibly friendly people. Universities in Auckland have excellent research facilities, high quality teaching staff, world-class innovative facilities, and adapt their teaching style and standards according to the future work force needs. Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand, the largest and most populous urban area in the country.

Studying

Studying in Auckland

Higher educational institutions in Auckland offer a variety of specialisations and subject areas available for Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees, as well as diplomas and certificates for postgraduate research degrees.

Universities have English taught programmes and students who apply must fulfil the English language requirements by taking a language test, enrolling in English pathway programmes or with the help of an IELTS or Cambridge CAE diploma.

You also have the possibility to enrol in summer school or academic pathway programmes that help you with understanding the basic knowledge of your chosen subject area you plan to study.

Find top undergraduate and graduate degrees in disciplines such as: health sciences, law, pharmacy, biomedical science, engineering, business, public policy and more. Find competitive MBA programmes offered by local universities.

You can also apply for numerous e-learning programmes with both fully online and part-time on-campus learning options.

All students have access to extended libraries and learning services that offer a variety of resources for projects and research and they can also benefit of counselling services for developing their academic and research skills.

Career

Career opportunities in Auckland

Auckland has a pretty diverse and certainly a growing local economy, having as major sectors: manufacturing, health, hospitality, food and beverage, construction, engineering, and business services, such as legal and accounting, management services and marketing.

Auckland is home to world-leading, innovative companies and multinationals in the ICT sector. Numerous companies that started in Auckland have gained global recognition, including Mako Networks, Konnect Net, Booktrack, Vend, Wynyard Group, Endace and TranscribeMe. Other multinationals with local offices include: Microsoft, Alcatel Lucent, IBM, Cisco, SAP, Dell, Fonterra, Air New Zealand, ANZ National Bank, KPMG, and Gameloft.

As for internship opportunities, students will find a wide range of options in various fields, especially since local universities encourage these kind of activities, as part of the future graduate high employability rate strategy.

Life

Auckland city life

Auckland is not the kind of place you would get bored while living here, as the city has a little something for everyone, indulging all tastes.

Main attractions include:

  • Sky Tower
  • Auckland Civic Theatre – famous heritage atmospheric theatre
  • Harbour Bridge
  • Auckland Town Hall – with a concert hall considered having some of the finest acoustics in the world
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Aotea Centre
  • Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Check out the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, performing concerts and accompanying opera and ballet.

Walk through Ponsonby, the main street in Auckland known for arts, cafes, culture and historic villas, and Aotea Square – the hub of downtown Auckland. Enjoy promenades in Auckland’s parks: Auckland Domain, Albert Park, Myers Park, Western Park and Victoria Park.

Since Auckland is the only city in the world built on a basaltic volcanic field that is still active, you should take trips to see Maungawhau / Mount Eden, Takarunga/Mount Victoria or Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill and their volcanic cones.

One of Auckland's nicknames, the "City of Sails", is derived from the popularity of sailing here. The Waitemata Harbour has several popular swimming beaches, including Mission Bay, Kohimarama, Devonport, and Takapuna.

Auckland is abundant in bars and restaurants including live music venues. Federal Street and Vulcan Lane both have a great selection of bars and restaurants.

International atmosphere in Auckland

Auckland is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, and the most cosmopolitan in New Zealand, embracing and welcoming people coming from all over the globe. Almost 40 % of the population is born overseas and Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population worldwide. Other significant minorities are: British, Irish, Maori, Pacific Islanders, Chinese, Indians and people from South Africa.

Weather Auckland

Auckland experiences warm, humid summers and mild winters. Auckland is the warmest main centre of New Zealand and also one of the sunniest. High levels of rainfall occur almost year-round, but snowfall is very rare. Temperatures during the day range from around 15 °C (59° F) from June to August to around 22-24 °C (71-74° F) from December to March, so basically what you would call “winter season” it is actually summer in Auckland.

Universities in Auckland

Since its founding in 1883, the University of Auckland has grown to become New Zealand's flagship, research-led university, known for the excellence of its teaching, its research, and its service to local, national and international communities.

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New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) is a leading tertiary education provider with campuses in Auckland and Christchurch specialising in high-quality professional qualifications in the Early Childhood Education sector. NZTC offers a stimulating, supportive learning environment for students from around the world, while enabling them to become successful professionals in their careers.

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Unitec is the largest provider of vocational and applied training in New Zealand. We understand the importance of the service we offer to our students and the wider community and recognise that students need to be confident in the education that they will receive from Unitec, in order to make the commitment to study here.

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AUT is a contemporary New Zealand university focused on providing exceptional student opportunities and learning experiences, and graduate success in a context stimulated by impactful research and industry connectivity.

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