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The University of Auckland

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Contents Life at the University Living and studying in a world-class city Welcome to The University of Auckland Deciding what to study Undertaking postgraduate research Enhancing your career potential Participating in University events Funding your studies Utilising student services and support Finding accommodation Arriving from abroad Our programmes About our programmes Faculty of Arts Business School National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Law Faculty of Science Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Application process International student fees Admission requirements How to apply Dates to remember Glossary 37 39 40 41 42 23 24 26 28 30 30 32 32 34 2 3 7 9 10 13 15 16 19 20

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Living and studying in a world-class city


The University of Auckland is located in the heart of New Zealands largest city. Students and staff at our four campuses enjoy a backdrop of nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings, modern skyscrapers, lush parks, stunning harbours and white-sand beaches. With a population of 1.4 million, Auckland has a bustling centre with activities galore, from international concerts and sporting events to cultural festivals and celebrations. Add that to great cafes and bars, an exciting nightlife, terrific shopping, colourful Polynesian and Asian culture influences and a multitude of unique urban villages to live, work and play in, its clear why Auckland is ranked fourth out of 215 world cities for quality of living*. *Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2010
Tourism Auckland

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Welcome to The University of Auckland


An opportunity awaits you to excel at New Zealands premier university.
Leading research universities such as The University of Auckland develop and communicate wonderful new concepts and ideas. Postgraduate students are a key part of that process, working with their colleagues and supervisors to create knowledge that will transform society in all respects social, cultural, political, economic and environmental. For you, a future postgraduate student, that knowledge will contribute to your ability to form new ideas, acquire intellectual and life skills, add to existing scholarship and increase your value to employers. The University of Auckland understands the importance of creating an environment where research and scholarship can thrive and where postgraduate students can develop into the worlds future teachers, innovators and leaders. Thats why postgraduate students are integral to our learning and research efforts. As such: We offer our students more than 250 postgraduate scholarships worth over $21 million every year. We are on track to double research income to $270 million per annum over the period 2005 to 2012. This high level of research income provides an important source of support for postgraduate research projects. We have half a billion dollars of infrastructure projects underway that will greatly improve the quality of our campuses and the systems that support staff and students. The University of Auckland is the top university in New Zealand based on the three major international ranking systems: Times Higher and the QS World University Rankings, and the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong University). Fully one-third
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of the top academic researchers in New Zealand are based here. This means we can provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with world-class academics and researchers who are outstanding in their fields. A postgraduate degree at The University of Auckland enables you to pursue your intellectual passion and strive for excellence. A postgraduate degree equips you for future careers not yet imagined, far less invented. In short, a postgraduate degree gives you the freedom to excel. Welcome to The University of Auckland, and welcome to your future.

STUART MCCUTCHEON Vice-Chancellor The University of Auckland

Amelia Van Slooten


Amelia Van Slooten, a PhD student in Biomedical Science, and W & B Miller Postgraduate Scholarship and University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship winner, is pictured here with her supervisor, Associate Professor Bronwen Connor. The aim of Amelias research is to investigate a treatment strategy for ischemic stroke that utilises the brains potential for self-repair. Along with help from faculty staff and her supervisors, Amelia says the Doctoral Skills courses run by the Student Learning Centre are extremely useful for learning how to manage your PhD... and joining the postgraduate student association has given me a chance to meet the many other PhD students who are going through the same process. In fact, the people you work with make the biggest difference to your time as a PhD student, and I am fortunate to have a fantastic group of people in my laboratory who are good friends and who are always ready to provide support and advice.
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The University of Auckland By the numbers


Postgraduate study enhances your employment prospects, hones your skills and expands your understanding. It offers the personal satisfaction of working in an area that really interests you, with the opportunity to work alongside academic staff and take an active role in your own learning and development. If you want the best in postgraduate study opportunities, then The University of Auckland is the place for you.
Subjects on offer range from strong traditional disciplines to exciting emerging cross-disciplinary subject areas. Most of our postgraduate programmes can be studied part-time, so you can continue to develop your skills and understanding around employment or other commitments. Industry involvement is also a component of many programmes, allowing you to gain practical insight and experience as you study. For a full list of our postgraduate programmes see pg. 24-35.

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Funding and support


More than $21 million in postgraduate scholarships and awards are available each year (pg. 15). We have many career specialists and programmes to help you enhance your career potential (pg. 10-11). You can access a full range of student support services on campus - from healthcare to recreation, childcare to counselling (pg. 16-18). Our active Postgraduate Students Association gives you the chance to network with other postgraduates throughout the University at social functions and postgraduate events (pg. 16).

International reputation
Were ranked among the top 1% of the worlds universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released in September 2011. We are the only university in New Zealand (and one of only four in Australasia) with membership to Universitas 21, an exclusive group of major research-intensive universities. The University of Auckland is also the only New Zealand member of Pacific Rim Universities, a grouping of some of the worlds premier universities. We attract students from all over the world, with an inclusive multicultural population made up of students from more than 100 countries. Our student exchange programme, 360 Auckland Abroad, has over 90 partner universities in 24 countries, offering you the opportunity to complete part of your course, short courses, field trips or internships overseas (see pg. 11).

We have the largest number of research degree completions in the country. We have the highest level of research income of any university in New Zealand winning 30% of the nations research fund, despite having only 18% of the PBRF-eligible staff in the university system. We have 40 departmental and faculty research centres and nine University research institutes. We host three of the eight Centres of Research Excellence in New Zealand.

Exciting range of postgraduate programmes


Over 130 top-quality postgraduate programmes and more than 180 subject areas are on offer to meet your goals and interests. You can choose from a wide range of taught and research programmes - from one-year postgraduate diplomas to extended research degrees. More than two-thirds of our programmes allow entry in the second semester, so you dont need to wait to get started. PhD students can apply and begin their studies at any time.

World-class resources and facilities


Our library is the biggest university library in New Zealand and ranks alongside the top five university libraries in Australia (pg. 17). Our School of Graduate Studies offers specialised support to postgraduate students across all faculties (pg. 16). The University of Auckland has a vibrant student community of over 10,500 postgraduate students, with over 4,000 graduating annually, so youll be able to network with others who share your interests and commitment to education.

First-class teaching and research


The University of Auckland has more internationally and nationally esteemed researchers than any other tertiary institution in New Zealand - youll be working with academic staff who are leaders in their fields.

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Martyn Davison
Martyn Davison, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student, enjoys the fact that the EdD programme allows him to further explore History education while continuing to teach students. His thesis topic is about historical empathy and how individual students in Year 10 social studies classes move towards more sophisticated ways of empathising with people who lived in the past. My study aims to use an instructional intervention to compare what happens when the cognitive and affective criteria of empathy are taught in two different sequences: in one class the cognitive is followed by the affective; whilst a second class begins with the affective and finishes with the cognitive. I feel that the EdD programme is a great fit for my life stage as a busy mid-career teacher with a young family. This is because it allows part-time enrolment, and during the first two years of the programme, the cohort-based workshops and four supervised research-tasks provide a very supportive framework for producing the first significant task of doctoral study a 10,000-word research proposal. In terms of a student social life, when I can, I really enjoyed attending The Faculty of Education postgraduate Mix n Mingle sessions. They are good for keeping up to date with what is going on in the faculty among postgrads. All told, more than anything, the EdD is like a journey it moves my thinking along and gets me questioning assumptions. I really appreciate that opportunity. Martyn is pictured here with his supervisor, Dr Mary Hill.
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Deciding what to study


There are a number of online and printed sources to help you with your decision-making. Once you have an idea of what youd like to study, make sure you speak to the relevant postgraduate adviser. See pages 24-35 for contact information.
Bachelors Degree
often have opportunities to work in a team, and can develop networks in their department and faculty, across the University and with other researchers undertaking similar projects the world over. www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/finding-a-supervisor

Postgraduate Diploma

Bachelors Degree (Honours)

Information about University research


Postgraduate research is a cornerstone of The University of Auckland. In each of our faculties and research institutes, we offer the chance to work with international leaders in their field all in a supportive, world-class environment. www.auckland.ac.nz/postgradresearch www.auckland.ac.nz/postgrad-facultyspecific-research

Masters

PhD and other doctorates

Additional sources of information


Future postgraduates website provides helpful information on how to apply, fees and money matters, life at Auckland and postgraduate events. www.auckland.ac.nz/ futurepostgraduates Faculty websites provide detailed faculty and programme information, as well as faculty prospectuses and handbooks to download (see pg. 24-35 for website details for each programme). Postgraduate faculty prospectuses provide detailed information about the programmes and services on offer in your faculty. www.auckland.ac.nz/ futurepostgraduates/download-a-prospectus School of Graduate Studies staff will be happy to help you with general enquiries about postgraduate study and guide you through the application and enrolment process. www.auckland.ac.nz/school-ofgraduate-studies International Office staff advise international students on options for postgraduate study and eligibility for admission. www.auckland.ac.nz/international

New PhD Statute from 2011


In 2011, the University approved new regulations under which a PhD may be completed. The major changes are as follows: Candidates enrolled in a creative arts or design discipline may present a corpus of creative work for assessment with a written thesis, comprising an integrated whole. A candidate may incorporate published or unpublished research papers and/or case studies that have been conducted under supervision into their thesis (provided that the candidate is the lead or sole author of each paper or case study and has written the text). There is greater flexibility around part-time/fulltime registration and moving between the two. Provision has been made to include a structured coursework component into the candidates provisional year goals. Candidates required to enrol for courses specified in their provisional year goals do not have to pay enrolment fees for these courses. www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/cs-doc-phd

Frequently asked questions


Q: What should I do if I want to do postgraduate study in a subject different to the one I studied in my undergraduate degree? A: Talk to the postgraduate adviser in the department you would like to study in. They will be able to recommend possible pathways and will tailor their advice to your individual circumstances. Q: How do I find out about the courses I need to take for my taught postgraduate programme? A: At postgraduate level, you should always discuss your course choices with your departments postgraduate adviser prior to enrolling. Once youve been offered a place in a programme, and have accepted the offer, youll be provided with more information about how your enrolment will proceed. Q: What if Ive already completed parts of a qualification elsewhere? A: Generally we need to assess any previously completed study as part of your application. Once again, you should talk to the postgraduate adviser in your department. You can also use the New Zealand Qualifications Authoritys online qualification comparison tool to compare qualifications that are 40 credits or above (see www.kiwiquals.govt.nz). Have questions about postgraduate study? Find the answers on AskAuckland. Visit www.auckland.ac.nz/askauckland

Sign up for the postgraduate newsletter for the latest student stories and programme information at The University of Auckland. www.auckland.ac.nz/pg-newsletter

Finding a supervisor
Research students work with at least one experienced and specifically-trained supervisor,

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Nina Brosius
Nina Brosius, a Master of Commerce in Marketing student, Teaching Assistant and native of Germany, decided to pursue a postgraduate qualification after completing five internships in different marketing departments. Her thesis topic is Urban Scavenging The Case of Inorganic Collectors. The University of Auckland, and especially the Business School, is recognised world-wide, and I wanted to undertake my postgraduate studies at a University that has top researchers from different countries teaching a great variety of interesting subjects. Taking a career path in academia allows to travel or change to other universities, and based on The University of Aucklands great reputation, I will be able to take advantage of its great world-wide connections.
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Undertaking postgraduate research


Our talented postgraduate students have the opportunity to work alongside internationally respected researchers on projects of global significance. In return, our top researchers have the advantage of including eager and talented young scholars in their teams.
Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) international consortia of research-led universities that cooperate to achieve high-quality education and research. We have formal agreements with 170 universities in 39 countries including top universities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States; and our rich global networks extend much further through the extensive research collaborations of our staff and research teams. International funding we received for our research totalled more than $33 million in 2009, from bodies which included the European Commission, National Institutes of Health (United States), National Institute of Drug Abuse (US), National Science Foundation (US) and Human Frontier Science Program (US), as well as from commercial sources. We have strong collaborations with leading universities in China including initiatives such as the New Zealand Centre established at Peking University and a Confucius Institute based at The University of Auckland, founded jointly with Fudan University and the Chinese Government. Our notable strength in interdisciplinary research allows us to play a highly influential role in international projects addressing globally significant research questions. The high proportion of talented academics who have joined our staff from overseas contributes to our placement among the worlds leading universities in the international rankings.

Research works wonders

The University of Auckland Our researchers


Academic staff Postgraduate students Doctoral students International doctoral students *Number excludes casual staff 5,020* 10,708 2,083 603

innovation potential, through enterprises such as The ICEHOUSE, a business incubator founded by the University with corporate partners, and through highlysuccessful student-led initiatives such as Spark and Chiasma, created to encourage entrepreneurship and to forge links between the University and industry. We are the largest provider of degree education for Mori and Pacific communities, offering a major forum for cross-cultural exchange and for boosting the public profile of Mori and Pacific achievements. The University attracts the worlds top minds to New Zealand - as staff, students, guests and visitors - and many of the nations home grown best brains feel they are able to stay in New Zealand, or to return, thanks to our research activities and facilities. * This is based on an update to the 2006 NZIER report to take account of 2009 expenditure and student numbers.

Making a difference at home


Our contribution to the Auckland economy is estimated at $5.2 billion per annum*, and the University generates more than $200 million in research revenue each year. Our prowess in teaching is reflected in our success at the annual National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards: since their inception in 2002 at least one (and often two, as in 2009) of these awards has been won by staff of The University of Auckland. As the largest graduate school in the country, we play a major part in developing the specialised knowledge needed for commercial and industrial development. We also play an essential role in training our future leaders, with our alumni making vital contributions in many of the most influential roles in the country, such as that of Governor General and Chief Justice. We are leading players in developing the nations knowledge economy and

Find out more


Postgraduate research: www.auckland.ac.nz/postgrad-research University research by faculty and institute: www.auckland.ac.nz/research-by-faculty Find a supervisor www.auckland.ac.nz/finding-a-supervisor Our researchers on YouTube: www.youtube.com/researchworkswonders The University of Auckland Research Office: www.research.auckland.ac.nz
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Becoming a player on the international stage


With our strong and active global connections, we play a vibrant part in the world of cutting-edge international research. We are members of Universitas 21, the Worldwide Universities Network and the

Enhancing your career potential


Whether you want to prepare yourself for a career in academia, develop your research portfolio or learn new professional skills, postgraduate study helps you stand out from the crowd.
Whatever your motivation, a postgraduate taught qualification will provide you with the chance to: Explore new and emerging fields of study. Acquire further specialist knowledge and theory. Gain advanced knowledge of professional practice (depending on your programme). A postgraduate research qualification will give you the opportunity to: Demonstrate mastery of specialist knowledge and theory. Define and manage a research project. Undertake original research and practice. Studying for your postgraduate degree at The University of Auckland allows you to: Study in New Zealands largest city. Be at the centre of the countrys retail and commercial activities. Take advantage of the Universitys international partnerships. Want to know what our graduates are up to? Read their profiles at www.alumni. auckland.ac.nz/uoa/af-alumni-profiles or check out our grad map at www.makeyourmark.ac.nz/graduate-stories professional development opportunities for those doctoral students with the drive and commitment to aim for a career in academia. 2011 is the inaugural year of this Centre for Academic Development / School of Graduate Studies module. We expect to offer it again in 2012.

Learn new skills


To augment and enhance the skills and knowledge you receive as a postgraduate student, the University provides skills programmes to help you succeed. The Doctoral Skills Programme: The Doctoral Skills Programme offers a variety of courses and individual consultations to help develop academic and professional skills and to help with career planning and professional development. See pg. 16 or www.auckland.ac.nz/doctoralskills The Doctoral Academic Career Module: As the first of its kind in New Zealand, this module aims to provide insight for doctoral students into what it means to be an academic in the 21st century and how this can be achieved. With an emphasis on leadership in academia, teaching in practice, research and professionalism, the module provides numerous networking and

Utilise our Careers Service


Our Careers Centre is custom-built, wellresourced and the largest of its kind in New Zealand. While you are doing postgraduate research at The University of Auckland (and for two years after you complete), you can access our comprehensive range of careers services free of charge. Individual consultations with a specialist consultant to discuss any aspect of your career development (future direction, job seeking, skill identification and CV writing, interview skills and practice). Targeted doctoral workshops as part of the Doctoral Skills Programme, general careers workshops for all postgraduate research students. Information on careers fairs, employer

Samira Taghavi Samira Taghavi, a Master of Laws student and native of Iran, says her programme gives her the opportunity to expand her abilities in academic writing and research. She is studying Public Law and has always been interested International Criminal Law. Her goal is to continue studying through to a PhD. I have to say that the library staff have really helped me throughout my study; they are amazingly helpful and patient. In terms of accessibility to databases, the internet, books, articles or other online resources, the University has the most comprehensive collections of books, articles, journals and cases Ive ever seen, and theyre all easy to find, use and access to do my research. The Faculty of Laws postgraduate administrative staff has been pivotal in my happiness and success here. They are so friendly, obliging, supportive and familiar with all different rules and courses available to students. I have had the best years of my life since coming to The University of Auckland. The lecturers are friendly and approachable. Ive met many people from different nationalities and have become familiar with different legal jurisdictions. The biggest reason for coming here was the Universitys world-class reputation. Now I see, firsthand, why that reputation exists! Learn more

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events on campus, books and resources on academic careers, and access to the Alumni Careers Network database for careers research. Online resources, from sample CVs to the Auckland CareerHub, a specialised employment website for graduates (see www.careerhub.auckland.ac.nz). www.auckland.ac.nz/postgrad-careers

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)


Established in 1997, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a consortium of 42 leading research universities in the Pacific Rim. APRU aims to promote scientific, education and cultural dialogue and collaboration among Pacific Rim economies. A number of opportunities exist for students, including participation in the annual APRU doctoral research conference and student exchanges.

study, network and live together for a week, developing research partnerships and international friendships that will be of great importance for their future academic careers. Fifty-three graduate students from fourteen U21 universities across twelve countries attended the 2009 conference in Australia. The 2011 GRC is being held at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus.

Conference funding: PReSS accounts


Thanks to the PReSS accounts, doctoral students can spend up to $1200 per annum, to a maximum of $4800 over the four year period of their registration (or until the first submission) on conference travel including related costs like fares, accommodation and registration fees. PReSS accounts can also be used for travel related to fieldtrips. For more information, see pg. 15 or go to www.auckland.ac.nz/ press-accounts

U21 joint PhD agreement


U21 signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch a unique PhD programme that enables doctoral students to embark on joint degrees to enhance their research and employment opportunities on an international scale. All application information is available at www.auckland.ac.nz/u21

APRU Doctoral Students Conference


This international programme aims to nurture and support doctoral students in their professional aspirations in academia. The Doctoral Students Conference enhances the international experience of doctoral students by providing both network opportunities and a supportive venue for constructive peer critique of ongoing research efforts. Learn more here: www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/ apru

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)


The Worldwide Universities Network comprises 16 research-intensive institutions spanning five continents. The WUN creates new, multilateral opportunities for international collaboration in research and graduate education. Many of WUNs initiatives encourage the participation of postgraduates through mentoring, organised activities targeting early-stage researchers, or by providing postgraduates with the tools to establish their own networks in a virtual environment. Find out more at www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/ worldwide-universities-network

Take advantage of our international partnerships and programmes


Our partnerships with leading research-led universities around the world open up a range of opportunities for our students to interact with their counterparts for collaborative programme development, benchmarking and transferring knowledge about innovative teaching methods and content. The University of Auckland has over 100 Memoranda of Understanding with research institutions around the world including top universities in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Universitas 21 (U21)
Universitas 21 is an international association of comprehensive, research-intensive universities in 13 countries. The aim of U21 is to facilitate interchange between members. It provides a framework for international collaboration, capitalising on the established reputation and operational reach of each of its members. The University of Auckland is the only university in New Zealand with membership to Universitas 21.

Solander Programme
The Solander Programme is a new initiative to promote, support and widen scientific exchange between U21 universities in Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. The programme offers younger scientists at the honours, masters, doctoral, post-doctoral and researchfellow level scholarships to undertake short-term (1-12 months) collaborative research projects or to take a short, intensive course related to their research.

China Scholarship Council (CSC) China to New Zealand:


Top Chinese PhD students can study at The University of Auckland through a scholarship programme developed in collaboration with the China Scholarship (CSC) Council. Students who receive a scholarship are given a living allowance as prescribed by the Chinese Government for the term of the scholarship, return airfare to New Zealand, student visa fees and the cost of Overseas Student Health Cover.

360 Auckland Abroad


Auckland Abroad creates an opportunity for you to complete part of your University of Auckland degree overseas. You may participate through the student exchange programme, with a choice of more than 90 universities in 24 countries. Other options include field trips, short courses or internships. The countries to which you can go on a one or two-semester exchange currently include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and the United States.

U21 Doctoral Student Mobility


A new scholarship has been established to support University of Auckland doctoral students who wish to undertake short-term visits and placements at other U21 institutions. The scholarship provides a return economy airfare and a stipend. Students may apply for up to three months funding.

New Zealand to China:


The Confucius Institute in Auckland, in cooperation with China Scholarship Council (CSC) of Chinas Ministry of Education, offers up to 10 full scholarships for Chinese language study in China each year. See www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/is-chinesescholarship-council-scholarships for more information.

U21 Graduate Research Conference (GRC)


The U21 Graduate Research Conference gives postgraduate students the opportunity to

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Dennis Martinsson
Dennis Martinsson, Master of Laws (LLM) student (specialising in environmental law) and Stockholm native, enjoys the academic freedom postgraduate study affords him. Before I applied, I heard that The University of Auckland had one of the best postgraduate programmes in Environmental Law in the world, so I applied and got an offer. Now that Im here, what I like about the programme is the freedom to write about what interests me, and how it challenges me to develop new ideas and improve my legal analysis and thinking. I find the University very helpful everyone has been really friendly and open-minded. It is really easy to make a lot of friends and it is great how we try to support each other in our research endeavours. The same goes for the supervisors; they are really supportive, helpful and willing to discuss your ideas with you. I think the LLM qualification will benefit me in the future. Hopefully my specialisation in Environmental Law will give me the opportunity to work within that legal field. And no matter what, Im sure I will use what I learned in the programme whatever I decide to do.
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Participating in University events


There are many events across the University for both prospective and current postgraduate students. From hour-long presentations from faculties about postgraduate study to the three-minute Thesis Idol presentations by our postgraduates, all events at The University of Auckland can expose you to the plethora of learning, research and cultural opportunities.
For prospective students
research programmes, scholarships, professional development and careers, admission and application procedures. For more information visit www.auckland.ac.nz/futurepostgraduates Free event registration essential

Postgraduate Week
1620 May 2011
Postgraduate Week, held in May every year, is a free event open to the public for those thinking about furthering their education. Its aim is to raise awareness of the postgraduates programmes on offer at the University. Now in its fifth year, Postgraduate Week is wellknown in the student and professional community and attracts approximately 2,000 people each year.

Exposure Postgraduate Research Exposition


Exposure is an opportunity for postgraduate research students to showcase their work to a wider audience and to gain public recognition for their research. The exposition focuses on the students ability to explain his/her research to a lay person. So whether theyre researching cellular processes, eco business, storytelling through dance or a cutting-edge area that no ones heard of yet, Exposure gives postgraduate students a chance to shine. Students can enter in a range of categories including oral presentation and poster competitions. The winners and two runners up from each category receive generous cash prizes. All events are open to members of the public to attend. www.auckland.ac.nz/exposure

Once youre enrolled

Postgraduate Orientation
General Orientation: 21-24 February 2012 International Orientation: 20-24 February and 9-12 July 2012
Postgraduate Orientation provides an introduction to all of the facilities and support services available for postgraduate students to help them achieve success. Along with social events, this is also an opportunity to meet new and current postgraduate students, building networks to support you throughout your studies. Whether you are new to the University or simply new to postgraduate study, Postgraduate Orientation is a not to be missed event. More information can be found at www.auckland.ac.nz/orientation

Faculty sessions
Over Postgraduate Week, all our faculties open their doors and offer free lectures, displays and networking opportunities with key academics, supervisors, current students and University staff, so you can make an informed decision about postgraduate study. Registration to individual faculty events is essential and opens in April. To view the full programme and register online, visit www.auckland.ac.nz/ postgradweek

Doctoral Morning Teas


Third Thursday of each month, FebruaryNovember
The Doctoral Morning Tea sessions provide an opportunity for doctoral students to meet in an informal environment and talk about the life of a doctoral student. Each month there is a guest speaker who provides an insight into useful tips and techniques for studying a doctorate. This event is held in iSPACE, Level 4, Kate Edger Information Commons.

Pathways to PhD
The Pathway to PhD evening marks the official launch of Postgraduate Information Week. It is aimed to give current undergraduate and postgraduate students from around New Zealand some insight into doctoral study at The University of Auckland, and the possible pathways students can follow to progress to PhD level. It is most of all the opportunity to have a one-on-one talk with key academics, advisers and current students. Learn about career and travel opportunities, research developments and scholarships available to University doctoral students, while you gain realistic insight into the demands of doctoral study.

Three Minute Thesis


The Three Minute Thesis Competition is run in universities worldwide. Students are given just three minutes in which to explain the gist of their theses. One PowerPoint slide is permitted as a visual aid. The University of Aucklands presentations are assessed by a panel of judges (including faculty academics and communications experts) and are evaluated on the quality of the presenters communication skills and the audiences comprehension and engagement. Along with generous prize packages for the placing competitors, in 2010, the winner of the Universitys competition was flown to Queensland to compete in the Trans-Tasman finals. The 2011 Trans-Tasman finals are due to be hosted by The University of Western Australia. www.auckland.ac.nz/3minutethesis

Spark
Spark is a student-led initiative. Supported by free educational seminars and workshops, Sparks Ideas Challenge encourages those with a business idea to test its potential, while the $100k Challenge involves writing and presenting a full business plan for a business venture. Now in its eighth year, Spark has helped establish over 70 start-ups that have raised over $50 million in funding and have created over 200 jobs. In addition, three past Spark Committee members have received the illustrious Fulbright Platinum Scholarships worth US$100,000 to study MBAs at top schools in the US. www.spark.auckland.ac.nz

Postgraduate information sessions


Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin
For those living out of Auckland, the University holds free postgraduate information sessions across the country in early August. Find out about the Universitys coursework and

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Catherine Balleriaux
Catherine Balleriaux, a PhD student in History, a native of Belgium and the recipient of a University of Auckland Plus-New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship, says the funding she receives allows her to completely dedicate her time to research and writing, and to direct her research exactly how she wants. Her thesis consists of a comparative intellectual history of French, English and Spanish missions to the native peoples of America in the 17th Century, which pays special attention to the influence of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation on their activities. If I need advice or help for anything, my supervisors are always available and supportive. The department offers a congenial environment, where you can learn from lectures and talks and have the opportunity to present your research to academic staff and peers. The academic and administrative staff are supportive, helpful, and accessible. I hope to be able to publish my thesis and find a teaching or research position at a quality university. The great thing about a PhD is that it allows you to travel the world and meet all sorts of people, and to build networks of scholarship and thought. A PhD helps you develop the skills necessary for independent and informed scholarship and allows you to develop confidence in your project over time. Catherine is pictured here with her supervisor, Prof Jonathan Scott.

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Funding your studies


The University of Auckland believes in investing in our postgraduate students - thats why we offer over 250 postgraduate scholarships and awards to a total value of over $21 million each year. It pays to investigate funding possibilities as early as possible, so you know what you may be eligible for and when applications are due. Other options also exist to help you meet the costs of your study. Scholarships
The University of Auckland has a range of postgraduate scholarships, awards and bursaries including: doctoral study, which may be extended by a further six months on application. Under a New Zealand government scheme, new international PhD students who reside in New Zealand during their doctoral study will pay the same annual tuition fees as New Zealand students (2011 fees: NZ$5,560, US$4,114* per annum). www.auckland.ac.nz/pg-internationaltuition-fees
*Exchange rate as at December 2010: NZ$1 = US$0.74

Postgraduate scholarships
University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships Masters/Honours/Postgraduate Diploma Scholarships Mori and Pacific Graduate Scholarships (Masters/Honours/Postgraduate Diplomas) Universitas 21 Doctoral Mobility Scholarships Universitas 21 Joint PhD Programme Scholarships Health Research Doctoral Scholarships Senior Health Research Scholarships Various subject-specific scholarships In addition, $1 million is granted each year in Summer Scholarships (offered by individual faculties), which provide financial support to high-achieving students to work on research projects with leading academics over the summer months. Scholarships are generally awarded on academic merit. For example, as a highachieving student you could apply for a University of Auckland Masters/Honours/ Postgraduate Diploma Scholarship, which offers $10,000 per annum towards your living expenses, plus the cost of your compulsory fees. However, many scholarships also make provisions for additional criteria (such as ethnicity, gender or financial hardship). In addition to administering The University of Aucklands scholarships, our Scholarships Office provides access to a comprehensive database of external scholarships to give you information about the widest range of funding providers. For detailed scholarship information, including criteria, closing dates and application forms, visit www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships

(particularly for scholarship or international students), so you need to check any conditions that may apply. International students enrolled in fulltime study may apply to work up to 20 hours per week. If you are working outside of the University to finance your study, its important that you discuss your work commitments with your departments postgraduate adviser or your supervisor to ensure you can balance your workload realistically.

Cost of living in Auckland


Auckland is considerably more affordable than many other world cities. Auckland is ranked 138th place out of 143 global cities for cost of living (with number one being the most expensive).** As a guide, you will need to allow NZ $15,000 $18,000 per year (about $350 $450 per week) to cover your living costs, including accommodation, food and transport, but excluding your tuition fees and related study costs (see www.auckland.ac.nz/ international/living-costs).
** Mercer Cost of Living Survey 2010.

PReSS accounts
If youre a doctoral student undertaking supervised research, youre automatically entitled to research support funding through a University PReSS account for up to four years. You can use the money for things like attending conferences, research-related travel and accommodation costs, photocopying, printing and internet access. For more information, see pg. 11 or email pressaccount@auckland.ac.nz

Student loans and allowances


Student loans and allowances are administered by StudyLink, a service of the Ministry of Social Development. New Zealand citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for financial assistance to support them during their studies. The best way to find out what you might be eligible for is to go to the StudyLink website www.studylink.govt.nz and use the tool called what you can get. For further information and publications, or to apply for student loan or student allowance, call StudyLink on 0800 88 99 00, or apply online at www.studylink.govt.nz

Employment during study


Advanced postgraduate students are often employed as paid tutors, laboratory demonstrators or teaching assistants for undergraduate courses. Tutoring is a great way to gain valuable professional and teaching experience during your masters or PhD study. Other opportunities include part-time research assisting, administrative duties or library work. There may be limits on allowable work hours

Doctoral scholarships and support funding


University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships are among the most generous of postgraduate scholarships - the scholarship pays your fees and also provides a stipend (living allowance) for three years of fulltime

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Utilising student services and support


When you embark on the challenge of postgraduate study, its important to feel confident that you have the support you need to succeed. Our extensive range of student services ensures that help is readily available; we can assist you with everything from research skills to career planning. School of Graduate Studies
The School of Graduate Studies has overall responsibility for the development and oversight of policies and procedures for graduate programmes, for the promotion of graduate study and advocacy for graduate students. You can access the information and advice they offer in person by dropping in to the Graduate Centre in the East Wing of the ClockTower. The range of services offered includes dedicated postgraduate advisers to assist with doctoral enquiries from prospective and current students, examination processes, thesis submission as well as PReSS account enquiries. In addition, there is a comprehensive selection of University publications available with information specific to postgraduate study. The School of Graduate Studies also coordinate a range of events for postgraduate students throughout the year. More information on these events can be found on pg. 13 or at: www.auckland.ac.nz/postgradevents www.auckland.ac.nz/school-of-graduate-studies of Auckland) or follow the PGSA on twitter (http://twitter.com/uoapgsa). Large collections of print, multimedia and microtext materials, including unique manuscript and archive collections 24/7 access to a world-class collection of electronic resources including databases, electronic journals, electronic books and electronic course readings Over 4,600 study spaces (1,100 with computers) Tours and workshops specifically tailored to the needs of postgraduate and research students Multi-purpose computers as well as printers, photocopiers and scanners in the Information Commons. Specialist subject librarians are available to assist with in-depth information enquiries, recommend the best resources for your research needs and advise on information retrieval and management. Visit www.library.auckland.ac.nz The Library also manages the online repository, ResearchSpace. From 2011 all PhD and Masters students must submit a digital copy of their thesis to ResearchSpace. Take a look to see some of the topics previous postgraduate students have researched. Visit www.researchspace.auckland.ac.nz

Alumni Relations
Offering many opportunities to network with fellow University of Auckland graduates and remain part of the University community after you have graduated, Alumni Relations puts you in touch with a community of more than 142,000 people. Visit the Alumni and Friends website at www.alumni.auckland.ac.nz for more information about the benefits and services available to you, or email alumni@auckland.ac.nz.

Learning support

The Library and Information Commons


The University of Auckland Library is the most extensive university library in New Zealand and ranks alongside the top five university libraries in Australia. The Library system covers five campuses and includes the General Library, 12 subject-specific libraries and four Information Commons facilities. As a University of Auckland student, you have immediate access to:

Postgraduate Students Association (PGSA)


The PGSA aims to make postgraduate life on campus more enriching and fulfilling, and is also the political voice of postgraduate students (along with AUSA) to promote students interests within the University and the community. The PGSAs volunteer board hosts social and academic events, sends out a regular newsletters and acts as a representative for postgraduate students on various boards and committees at the University. Membership is free and entitles you to discounts at the caf in Strata and access to the postgraduate commons, both situated at Level 4 of the Kate Edger Building. For membership details see www.pgsa.org.nz The PGSA also hosts Exposure, an annual research exposition organised with the School of Graduate Studies. See pg. 13 for more information. To learn more about its work, have your say about University issues and receive the latest info about events and travel grants, you can also join its Facebook group (PGSA University

Doctoral Skills Programme


Organised by the Student Learning Centre, Library, School of Graduate Studies and Centre for Academic Development, the Doctoral Skills Programme offers you the opportunity to improve your skills in study, organisation and self-management. You need these skills to complete a major research project.

The structure of the programme


The Doctoral Skills Programme has three major elements: 1. Induction day This day is compulsory for newly-enrolled doctoral students. Students who have taken part in the induction days have found them an excellent introduction to resources relating to doctoral skills. Induction days are a means of comparing research, writing and study experiences with other postgraduate students undertaking doctorates. 2. Core courses These courses cover key aspects of doctoral study, professional development and employability. 3. Additional courses These courses provide further opportunities to explore issues related to specific interests or needs. www.auckland.ac.nz/doctoral_skills

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Study space
In addition to the plentiful general study spaces, Strata (the postgraduate students commons) has a quiet study/meeting space reserved for postgraduate students. Many faculties, schools and departments also offer dedicated postgraduate workstations or research facilities - for example, the Arts Graduate Study Centre provides computers and study space specifically for postgraduate students in Arts. Check your faculty website for details, or request more information from the postgraduate adviser in your department.

Lucas Hogan Lucas Hogan, a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering student and AUEA BraithwaiteThompson Award winner, sees the PhD programme as a way to delve deeper into a specific problem in structural engineering while still utilising various background knowledge to gain a holistic appreciation for the discipline. I feel that my time at The University of Auckland has prepared me well for my career. Not only has the PhD programme given me an excellent technical background, but it has also taught me how to manage my time, plan and deliver large projects, and effectively communicate my ideas to others. These skills are applicable to more than just structural engineering, they are essential for success in todays marketplace. I really enjoy the self reliance and independence that the PhD programme provides. In fact, it is like practicing being your own boss.

Personal support

Mori and Pacific student support


Waipapa Marae provides a home-base for Mori students on campus. The marae is used throughout the year for teaching, learning and other student activities such as kapa haka. It also provides a place where visitors can be formally welcomed to the University. Te Puni Wnanga is the Mori arm of the Student Learning Centre. It provides individual assistance for Mori students, and programmes to enhance students learning. For Pacific students, the Student Learning Centre has a Fale Pasifika programme that provides academic learning support within culturally-appropriate frameworks. The Fale Pasifika on Wynyard Street houses the Centre for Pacific Studies, and is a centre of excellence for Pacific research, teaching and learning, and provides a space for discussion and support. All faculties offer academic enhancement programmes (Tukana) for Mori and Pacific students. Tukana staff provide academic mentoring and pastoral support to enable students to succeed. Mori and Pacific Equity Advisers in the Equity Office ensure Mori and Pacific students receive all the assistance they need to succeed at University. They can help with any problems or questions about University life and also offer enrolment and course advice, information on scholarships and grants, and pastoral support. Additionally, students can seek advice and support from the two Mori Student Officers from the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) and the Student Officer from the Pacific Islands Students Association (AUPISA). www.auckland.ac.nz/maoristudents www.auckland.ac.nz/pacificstudents

Learn more

International Committee and the AUSA Overseas Student Officer (see pg. 20-21). www.auckland.ac.nz/international

Student Learning Centre Centre for Academic Development


The Student Learning Centre (SLC) in the Centre for Academic Development assists the Universitys postgraduate students honours, masters and doctoral to become more skilled and effective in their studies. Areas of academic skill taught through workshops and (as appropriate) individual tutoring by experienced academic staff include: Strategies for successfully completing postgraduate coursework including writing reports and essays. Self-management skills: time and workload management, motivation, dealing with stress and procrastination. Research skills, including Defining a topic and writing a research proposal Presenting research Conducting literature reviews Research methods and data analysis Using computers for research: MsWord, Excel, Powerpoint, SPSS (PASW), nVivo, thesis layout and formatting. English as an Additional Language: sentence structure, paragraph writing, academic style. Exam strategies. Web: www.slc.auckland.ac.nz Email: slc@auckland.ac.nz Phone: +64 9 923 8850

Students with disabilities


The Disabilities Office provides support to students with a range of impairments, including specific learning impairments such as dyslexia, impairment due to medical conditions, diagnosed mental health conditions, physical/mobility impairments and sensory impairments, so they can succeed and excel within the University. Solutions can be tailored to your needs to help make studying at the University an accessible and positive experience for you. www.auckland.ac.nz/disabilityservices

Childcare
The University Early Childhood Centres offer assistance with juggling childcare and study. There are eight campus early childhood centres that offer places for children of students. Bookings are essential as there are waiting lists at all centres. For further information please phone +64 9 373 7599 ext 85894 or +64 9 923 5894. There is also Te Kohanga Reo on the city campus and a Mori-medium centre at Epsom. For further information about these centres, please contact: +64 9 6238837 Parentspace (available at Tmaki and City Campuses) offers facilities for students with children under 16, such as study space, telephones, student/parent PCs and a place for you to relax. Bring your children with you when the need arises; toys and books are available for their entertainment. There is also a parents room in the General Library that allows you to research while your children play. www.auckland.ac.nz/childcare

International student support


A range of support services, workshops and activities are available on campus. International students can have their say via the International Student Representative on the

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Healthcare
General practice medical clinics are available at the City, Grafton, Tmaki and Epsom Campuses. The City Campus also has a dental clinic and a physiotherapist. Counselling services are offered at the City, Grafton and Epsom Campuses. The Grafton and Tmaki Campuses have optometry clinics. International students are required to have health and travel insurance (see pg. 21) www.auckland.ac.nz/healthservices

There are also around 15 other cafes on campus, along with a great range of ethnic food outlets, from Indian to Turkish.

Sport and recreation


The City Campus Recreation Centre provides facilities for most indoor sporting and fitness activities, so you can enjoy group fitness, a gym workout, social team sports, yoga, indoor rock climbing and squash. To join the Recreation Centre, visit www.recreation.auckland.ac.nz AUSAs recreational clubs (130 in all) include badminton, canoeing, diving, cricket, martial arts, netball, rock and alpine, rugby, soccer, snowsports, tramping and yoga. To join a club, visit www.ausa.auckland.ac.nz and click get involved.

AUSA/University teams regularly represent Auckland in a variety of sports at a number of national sports tournaments. To get involved in interfaculty sports tournaments visit www.auckland.ac.nz/sport

Music and culture


You can often enjoy free musical events in the City Campus Quad. 95bFM broadcasts from the City Campus, providing news, views, music, gig guides and an accommodation guide. Visit www.95bfm.com for live streaming or to volunteer. Visit the Gus Fisher Gallery to see work by established New Zealand and international artists or try the George Fraser Gallery for a taste of the talent at Elam School of Fine Arts. The Maidment Theatre on the City Campus hosts a range of professional theatre productions, while The Musgrove Studio Theatre houses alternative theatre. Drama students present frequent productions in the Drama Studio. Details of music concerts, dance performances and art exhibitions produced by the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries can be found at www.creative.auckland.ac.nz, where you can sign up to receive regular updates. For more information, visit www.auckland.ac.nz/life-at-auckland

Recreation and entertainment

Cafs and bars


Strata, the postgraduate area on the fourth floor of the Kate Edger Student Commons, has a caf and bar with a balcony that looks out over the City Campus. The postgraduate commons also feature a large quiet study area. The PGSA hosts a number of postgraduate functions at Strata throughout the year. Doctoral students are welcome to join the Staff Common Room Club at Old Government House, corner of Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant. Primarily a social club, the SCR operates a bar and organises social functions for its members. To join, email t.biggs@ auckland.ac.nz

UniGuides
The UniGuides programme is a free service for new students at the University. Your UniGuide will give you useful tips on starting university and take you around the campus to introduce you to our support services. The programme runs in the first six weeks of Semester One. We encourage you to register for a UniGuide today. www.auckland.ac.nz/uniguide

Anita Walbran Anita Walbran, a Biomedical Engineering PhD student and winner of the Bright Future Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship (from the Tertiary Education Commission) and Cecil Segedin Postgraduate Scholarship in Engineering Science (2009 and 2010), appreciates the genuine care and support the Department of Engineering Science staff shows towards its students. The overall goal of Anitas research is to find ways of reliably identifying preterm infants at high risk of brain injury at a time when they may benefit from novel neuroprotective treatments. I like the fact that we have freedom to define the direction of our studies and that it is our responsibility to make sure the work gets done; this means at the end we can be proud of what we have achieved mostly on our own (of course the help of the supervisor is important and much appreciated!). Thanks to the facilities at the Faculty, I have everything I need to complete my PhD and enable maximum productivity. My postgraduate qualification gives me the freedom to excel because it is equipping me with vital transferable skills that will be useful no matter what career path I take. It will hopefully provide me with job opportunities that encourage innovation and creativity, and allow me to make the most significant contribution Im able to. Learn more

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Finding accommodation
As a postgraduate student, you need a living environment that allows you to focus on your studies, while enjoying all the social and recreational opportunities that the University and city of Auckland have to offer.
The University of Auckland offers a variety of accommodation options suitable for postgraduate students in both catered and self-catered accommodation. If you choose not to stay in a Universitymanaged residence, we can assist you in finding other suitable accommodation.

University-managed accommodation
Furnished, self-catered options Park Road Student Flats
This residence is exclusively for postgraduate students. It offers 22 comfortable single bedsit rooms and six double rooms for couples, each with its own bathroom.

Private accommodation
There is a wide choice of apartments and flats in Auckland. The University is located close to the citys central business district and is served well by buses from all areas. If the University residences are not for you, we can: Recommend other accommodation options. Refer you to reputable real estate agents for assistance with renting a home if you have a family. Help you find a suitable home in the suburbs close to shops and schools and a short bus ride away from the campus. Assist you with booking temporary accommodation to allow you the time to find a suitable place to live. Just let us know what your requirements are and we can provide you with details of possible options. Email: accom@auckland.ac.nz Please note that we do not inspect or guarantee the quality or availability of private accommodation.

Rental properties websites:


New Zealand Herald: www.nzherald.co.nz City Sales, City apartments: www.citysales.co.nz Crockers Property Management: www.crockers.co.nz Quinovic real estate: www.quinovic.co.nz Barfoot & Thompson real estate: http://barfoot.co.nz Ray White real estate: www.raywhite.co.nz Realestate real estate: www.realestate.co.nz/rental Trademe, flatmates and apartment listings: www.trademe.co.nz Harcourts real estate: www.harcourts.co.nz

Parnell Student Village


Parnell Student Village houses postgraduate and senior undergraduate students. The 91 residents live in furnished, four, five or six-bedroom flats. Postgraduate students generally are housed together.

Unfurnished, self-catered options The Royal


The Royal offers six one-bedroom or twobedroom self-contained apartments to postgraduate students with young families.

Flat sharing:
NZFlatmates: www.nzflatmates.co.nz Easy Room Mate: www.easyroommate.co.nz Share accommodation: www.share-accommodation.co.nz

Halls of Residence
If you prefer a catered option, Grafton Hall, Huia Residence, International House and ORorke Hall are located within easy walking distance of the City Campus. The Halls of Residence tend to have a large community of first year residents, but postgraduate students are welcome.

Homestay:
International Homestays (2004) Ltd: Phone: +64 9 418 5389 www.homestaymum.com Auckland Homestay Services Ltd: Phone +64 9 356 6956

How to apply
You can apply online from 1 August 2011 at www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz Comprehensive details of all properties, facilities, contract periods and fees are on our website. Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87691 or 0800 UNIHOST Fax: +64 9 373 7552 Email: accom@auckland.ac.nz www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz

Useful websites Private student accommodation providers near the City Campus:
UniLodge: Phone +64 9 353 2116 www.unilodge.com.au Empire Apartments: Phone +64 9 950 9006 www.empire21.co.nz Scholar Apartments: Phone +64 9 367 0010; www.scholar.co.nz Waldorf Tetra: +64 9 336 9008 www.waldorf-tetra.co.nz
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Auckland Transport Services - bus and train times, routes and costs:
Maxx: www.maxx.co.nz

Auckland maps:
Wises maps: www.wises.co.nz

Tenancy Services:
Freephone: 0800 836 26 or www.dbh.govt.nz/housing/tenancy/

Arriving from abroad


The University of Auckland warmly welcomes students from all over the world. Studying with us offers you a wonderful opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification in a stimulating environment. Our diverse student population includes over 4,200 international students from more than 90 countries, so you'll be part of a genuinely global academic community. Why study in New Zealand?
As a safe and politically stable country with a high standard of living, New Zealand is an ideal place to enjoy your postgraduate study. New Zealand enjoys a global reputation for technical innovation supported by its world-class education system and reputation for research excellence. Education in New Zealand is not just about imparting knowledge, but also about generating new ideas and fostering independent thinking. Studying at The University of Auckland, New Zealands leading university, will equip you for the global marketplace with an internationally recognised qualification. new international students. The international orientation programme is designed to give you all the information you need about the University and living in Auckland. In addition its a great opportunity to make new friends through a number of social and cultural activities, including a quiz night, pub night, barbecue and ethnic food evening. When you arrive, you can sign up for a Uniguide - a current student who can answer your questions and help you find your way around campus during your first few weeks. For more information visit www.auckland.ac.nz/ international_orientation

Pastoral care for international students


Our international student advisers can help if you need to talk to someone about any difficulties. They offer a free, confidential service to help you sort out issues related to your studies, accommodation, health, money, work, immigration or adjusting to life in New Zealand. For more information see www.auckland.ac.nz/internationalstudentadvisers

Benefits of studying for a PhD in New Zealand


Under a New Zealand Government scheme, new international PhD students who reside in New Zealand during their doctoral study will pay the same annual tuition fees as New Zealand students (NZ$5,560, US$4,114* per annum) Dependent children will also be classified as domestic students in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. Your spouse or partner will be able to apply for an open work permit valid for the duration of your course of study. On completion of your PhD, you can apply for a one-year open work permit through Immigration New Zealand. If you are able to find a suitable job in your chosen field, you can apply for a two-year work permit. During that two-year work permit period, you are eligible to apply for permanent residency under the skilled migrant category, provided that you meet the points requirement set out by Immigration New Zealand (see www.immigration.govt.nz).
*Exchange rate as at December 2010: NZ$1 = NZ$0.74

iSPACE
iSPACE is an area in the Kate Edger Information Commons for international students to meet other students, and attend activities. iSPACE is located on Level 4 of the Kate Edger building on the City Campus - see www.auckland.ac.nz/ispace

International scholarships
The University of Auckland administers scholarships which are on offer to international students wishing to pursue postgraduate study.

International postgraduate scholarships


The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship The University of Auckland Fulbright Scholarship Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship New Zealand Aid and Development Agency (NZAID) scholarships For more information on these and additional scholarships available to international students, including selection criteria, application forms and closing dates, visit www.auckland.ac.nz/io

Support for international students


As a postgraduate international student, you will have access to general support services The University of Auckland offers to its students. In addition, there are specialist support services to help you adjust to life in New Zealand and enjoy your studies at Auckland.

English language support


If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency to be accepted for postgraduate study (see pg. 39 for more information about English language requirements). The University provides plenty of support to help you further develop your academic English skills during your studies. DELNA (Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment) is a free service that determines the level of English language support you will need to succeed in your studies (www.delna.auckland.ac.nz). Free services to improve your academic English skills, including language learning materials and help with academic writing, listening skills and pronunciation, are provided by the English Language Self Access Centre (ELSAC) (www.elsac.auckland.ac.nz).

International Student Information Centre


The International Student Information Centre is the first point of contact for all international students. We can help with enquiries about studying and living in Auckland, immigration, health, work and other general matters. International students can also renew their student visa online at the centre. www.auckland.ac.nz/international-students-information-centre

International Orientation
International Office arranges an extensive orientation programme for

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Workshops and individual consultations to help you develop necessary academic communication skills are provided by the Student Learning Centre (www.slc.auckland.ac.nz). You can also sign up for the LEX Language Exchange programme and practise your English with a fellow student.

years tuition fees and that you have sufficient funds to cover your living costs while in New Zealand. You will need to apply for your visa before entering New Zealand. Full details on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and the necessary reporting requirements, are available through Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on its website at www.immigration.govt.nz
*For the purposes of your visa, fulltime study is defined as a minimum of 105 points per year or 60 points if your programme is for one semester only.

Part-time work while you study


If you are enrolled in fulltime study you may apply to work up to 20 hours per week for the duration of your programme of study. For up-to-date information on application procedures for obtaining any variation of the conditions of your student visa, please refer to www.immigration.govt.nz/study

Health and travel insurance


All international students are legally required to have appropriate health and travel insurance. The University of Auckland offers a scheme that meets these requirements. Enrolment will not be completed until you have provided proof of suitable cover. You will receive details with your letter of acceptance into the University. Refer to www.auckland.ac.nz/ heathandtravelinsurance For help with your application, assistance with visas and insurance, or for more information about life and study in New Zealand, contact:

Careers assistance
Our careers consultants are professionally qualified in guidance, so youre in good hands if you need help to identify your career options, plan your career, find a job or consider further study. You can attend workshops designed especially to assist international students to prepare for entry into the New Zealand job market. www.auckland.ac.nz/careerhelp

International Office
The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand Phone: +64 9 373 7513 Fax: +64 9 373 7405 Email: int-questions@auckland.ac.nz www.auckland.ac.nz/international

Before you arrive in New Zealand


Immigration
You will need to apply for a student study permit to cover the period you intend to study in New Zealand. You must show evidence that you have been accepted into a fulltime programme*, that you have paid your first

James Greenwell James Greenwell, Master of Public Health postgraduate student and Health and Society undergraduate tutor, left a health promotion career to take up postgraduate study in international health development. The lecturers here are extremely accessible in terms of answering questions during class or setting up meetings. In fact, Ive never been turned down for a meeting to discuss course material, career options or research ideas. The Facultys open door policy is especially amazing considering I often see my professors and guest lecturers listed as contributors to international study panels in addition to prestigious New Zealand and foreign journal articles. Im also a tutor for an undergraduate paper called Health and Society. Its been fun interacting with the undergraduates during tutorial sessions and lectures. Overall, postgraduate study at the University has been a terrific experience. Im exposed to so many points of view from colleagues in the postgraduate programme who come from all over the world, to first year university students who are competing for spaces in the medical school. Ive benefitted tremendously from the diversity of the students and faculty. Learn more

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Su Sinclair
Su Sinclair, a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (specialising in Biosecurity) student, is pictured here with her supervisor, Margaret Stanley. She appreciates how, thanks to the structure of her programme, she can still work fulltime as the Biosecurity Community Coordinator for Auckland Regional Council. Her area of study focuses on pest animal biology and behaviour. I chose The University of Auckland because most of the papers offer block courses which makes fitting study in with my fulltime job so much easier. Also, as I am based in the city, attending lectures at the city campus has been very manageable. With the variety of papers I can include in my programme, I can cover a broad range of facets of both conservation and biosecurity, which increase my knowledge and skills base. I loved the two Biosecurity papers with Margaret Stanley as they were very practically based, and I could immediately apply the knowledge at work. A lot of the papers include good class discussions, which I find very stimulating and useful. Whats more, this qualification will help me move on into a conservation management role in the future.

Learn more

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About our programmes


Postgraduate study builds on the foundation laid during your undergraduate degree. You can choose to deepen your awareness of your general subject area, or focus on one particular area of your field to develop specialist knowledge and skills. You can make an active contribution to the worlds knowledge by undertaking an independent research project, such as a research paper or thesis.
Our wide range of programmes means you have plenty of study options - from single-year postgraduate diplomas to research-based degrees. into an approved topic and contributes significantly to knowledge and understanding or application of knowledge. Your thesis is then assessed by two examiners external to the University, appointed by the Universitys Senate. In most cases this is followed by an oral examination of your thesis and your knowledge in the area, before the degree is awarded.

Bachelors (Honours) degrees


Honours degrees are designed to attract the best undergraduate students commencing graduate-level studies. An honours degree is usually worth a total of 120 points, completed in one year fulltime or two years part-time. In some disciplines a bachelors (honours) programme or a postgraduate diploma is required as the first year of enrolment for a two year programme leading to the award of a masters degree. Alternatively, if you perform well with a dissertation in your programme you may be given the opportunity to fast-track through to a doctoral degree programme.

Study Abroad Programme


If you are an international student who is studying at a recognised overseas institution, you can apply for our Study Abroad Programme. Complete one or two semesters of study with us, while earning credits towards your overseas qualification (www.auckland.ac.nz/studyabroad).

Postgraduate diplomas
A postgraduate diploma (PGDip) is a coherent programme of courses that builds on the knowledge gained in your major subject at undergraduate level. The PGDip is normally completed by coursework only, but may sometimes include a research project.

Masters degrees
A masters degree allows you to build on your previous postgraduate study by increasing your knowledge in a specific subject area. Most masters programmes comprise 120 points following the completion of an honours degree or a postgraduate diploma, though in some cases you can enrol directly into a 240-point masters programme after completing a bachelors degree. Masters are usually offered as research or taught options, but not all masters programmes offer both options. A research masters provides the opportunity to develop advanced research skills and to present findings in documented scholarly form (such as a thesis). Your research should make an independent contribution to learning or offer a critical perspective on existing scholarship or methodology. A taught masters will provide you with advanced specialist training in your chosen field, and is completed by undertaking taught courses, often in combination with a dissertation or research project.

Doctoral degrees
The doctorate is an advanced degree, providing you with an appropriate qualification if you want to pursue an academic or research career. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is offered in all faculties; named doctorates are also offered in some faculties. Named doctorates are all doctorate degrees that are not Doctor of Philosophy or Higher Degrees. At The University of Auckland, our named doctorates are the Doctor of Education (EdD), Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA) and Doctor of Music (DMus). The doctorate is directed by an appointed supervisor and usually takes three to four years of fulltime study to complete. For the PhD, you are required to prepare a substantial thesis that represents original research

Ingrid Bruyninckx - Mechanical Engineering student

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Postgraduate (and graduate) programmes by faculty

Points Duration required (fulltime study)

Part-time study option1

Faculty of Arts
Arts Taught programmes Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA(Hons)) Graduate Diploma in Arts (GradDipArts) Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts) Postgraduate Diploma in Language Teaching (PGDipLT) Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (PGDipTranslationStud) Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Interpreting (PGCertAdvInterp) Master of Arts (MA) Master of Public Policy (MPP) Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) Research programmes Master of Arts (MA) Master of Creative Writing (MCW) Master of Literature (MLitt) Master of Public Policy (MPP) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Theology Taught programmes Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (BTheol(Hons)) Graduate Diploma in Theology (GradDipTheol) Postgraduate Diploma in Theology (PGDipTheol) Research programmes Master of Theology (MTheol) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Interfaculty degrees and diplomas Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) International Relations and Human Rights / Language Teaching / Translation 120 1 year Yes 120 Thesis 1 year 3-4 years Yes Yes 120 120 120 1 year 1 year 1 year Yes Yes Yes 120 120 120 120 Thesis 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 3-4 years Yes No Yes Yes Yes 120 120 120 120 120 60 120 120 120 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 semester 1 year 1 year 1 year Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

For more information about these programmes or to find a postgraduate adviser, contact the Faculty of Arts at www.arts.auckland.ac.nz, arts@auck

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Start in Semester One Two Additional information

Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students NZ$*

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Web-based distance programme For some subjects only a research masters is available. Admission requirements include a portfolio of creative writing. Early application closing date For programmes in Translation and Interpreting a Semester Two start may be possible in exceptional cases. For programmes in Translation and Interpreting a Semester Two start may be possible in exceptional cases. Graduate diplomas are not covered in this prospectus. Contact the faculty.

$5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,560

Begin at any time

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Graduate diplomas are not covered in this prospectus. Contact the faculty.

$5,899 - $6,568 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,899 - $7,253 $5,560 For Translation, a Semester Two start may be possible in exceptional cases. **

Begin at any time Yes Yes

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Postgraduate (and graduate) programmes by faculty

Points Duration required (fulltime study)

Part-time study option1

Business School
Taught programmes Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) Postgraduate Diploma in Property (PGDipProp) Postgraduate Diploma in International Business (PGDipIntBus) Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BCom (Hons)) Bachelor of Property (Honours) (BProp (Hons)) Master of International Business (MIntBus) Master of Commerce (MCom) - Economics only Research programmes Master of Commerce (MCom) Master of Commerce (MCom) Master of Property (MProp) Master of Property (MProp) Master of Taxation Studies (MTaxS)4 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Graduate School of Enterprise programmes Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PGDipBus)3 Auckland MBA4 NZ Executive MBA
4

120 120 120 120 120 240 240 120 240 120 240 120 Thesis

1 year 1 year 9 months 1 year 1 year 18 months 2 years 1 year 2 years 1 year 2 years 1 year 3-4 years

Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

120 120 240 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120

No No No 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year

Part-time only Part-time only Part-time only Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Master of Management (MMgt) Interfaculty degrees and diplomas Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise (PGDipBioEnt) Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research (PGDipOR) Master of Bioscience Enterprise (MBioEnt) Master of Engineering Management (MEMgt)
4

Master of Health Management (MHealthMgt)4 Master of Operations Research (MOR) Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds)

For more information about these programmes or to find a postgraduate adviser, contact the Business School at www.business.auckland.ac.nz, busi

Graduate School of Enterprise Quarters 2012


Quarter One: Monday 16 January - Friday 23 March Quarter Two: Wednesday 11 April - Friday 15 June Quarter Three: Monday 2 July - Friday 7 September Quarter Four: Monday 24 September - Friday 30 November

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Start in Semester One Two Additional information

Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students NZ$*

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes2 Yes Business experience useful. Yes2 Yes Business experience useful. Entry to second year is possible from BCom(Hons) or PGDipCom. Entry to second year is possible from BCom(Hons) or PGDipCom. Entry to second year is possible from BCom(Hons) or PGDipCom; 1 year taught + 1 year research. Entry to second year is possible from BProp(Hons) or PGDipProp. Entry to second year is possible from BProp(Hons) or PGDipProp; 1 year taught + 1 year research. Experience useful. Direct entry from coursework masters (eg, MBA) is not normally permitted unless a bridging programme is undertaken. Applicants should have appropriate work experience (www.gse.auckland.ac.nz). Applicants should have appropriate management experience (www.gse.auckland.ac.nz). Applicants should have appropriate management experience (www.gse.auckland.ac.nz). Start in any semester/quarter subject to prerequisites and availability (www.gse.auckland.ac.nz). Yes2 Yes2 Yes2 Yes Yes Yes

$14,105 (Part 1) $6,723 - $7,301 $6,723 - $7,301 $6,724 - $7,301 $6,724 - $7,301 $14,105 $6,724 - $7,301 $6,724 - $7,301 $6,724 - $7,301 $6,723 - $7,301 $6,723 - $7,301 $14,105 $5,560

Start in quarter 3

Start in quarter 3

Begin at any time

Taught in quarters Taught in quarters Taught in quarters Taught in semesters Yes Yes Yes Yes (part-time only) Yes No

$14,105 (Part I) $24,227 (Part II and III) $38,332 (Part I, II and III) $24,227 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** Find notes on page 35.

Taught in semesters and quarters Taught in semesters and quarters Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Postgraduate (and graduate) programmes by faculty

Points Duration required (fulltime study)

Part-time study option1

National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries


Architecture Taught programmes Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (PGDipArch) Research programmes Master of Architecture (MArch) Master of Architecture (MArch) Sustainable Design Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof))6 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Dance Studies Taught programmes Postgraduate Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts (PGDipCPA) Dance Studies Research programmes Master of Creative and Performing Arts (MCPA) Dance Studies Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Fine Arts Research programmes Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (BFA(Hons))5 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts (PGDipFA) Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Doctor of Fine Arts (DocFA) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music Taught programmes Bachelor of Music (Honours) (BMus(Hons)) Graduate Diploma in Music (GradDipMus) Postgraduate Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts (PGDipCPA) Sound Recording and Design Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDipMus) Research programmes Master of Creative and Performing Arts (MCPA) Sound Recording and Design Master of Music (MMus) Doctor of Music (DMus) Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Planning Taught programmes Master of Planning Practice (MPlanPrac)6 Research programmes Master of Planning (MPlan) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Urban Design Taught programmes Master of Urban Design (MUrbDes) 120 1 year Yes 120 Thesis 1 year 3-4 years Yes Yes 240 2 years Yes 120 120 360 360 Thesis 1 year 1 year 3 years 3 years 3-4 years Yes Yes No Yes Yes 120 120 120 120 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year No No Yes Yes 480 120 120 360 Thesis 1 year (Part IV only) 1 year 1 year 3-4 years 3-4 years No Yes Yes Yes Yes 120 Thesis 1 year 3-4 years Yes Yes 120 1 year Yes 120 120 240 Thesis 1 year 1 year 2 years 3-4 years Yes Yes Yes Yes 120 1 year Yes

For more information about these programmes or to find a postgraduate adviser, contact the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries at w

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Start in Semester One Two Additional information

Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students NZ$*

Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No No No Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app EOI required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/apply-doctorate

$6,004 - $6,654 $6,004 - $6,654 $6,004 - $6,654 $6,004 - $6,654 $5,560

Begin at any time

Yes Yes

No No

Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app EOI required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/apply-doctorate

$7,258 $6,672 - $7,258 $5,560

Begin at any time

Yes Yes Yes

No No No

Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app EOI required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/apply-doctorate EOI required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/apply-doctorate

$6,400 $6,400 $6,400 $5,560 $5,560

Begin at any time Begin at any time

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes2 No No Yes2 No Yes2

Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app Graduate diplomas are not covered in this prospectus. Contact the faculty. Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app EOI required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/apply-doctorate EOI required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/apply-doctorate EOI required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/apply-doctorate

$7,258 $7,258 $7,258 $7,258 $6,672 - $7,258 $6,672 - $7,258 $5,560 $5,560 $5,560

Begin at any time Begin at any time Begin at any time

Yes Yes

No No EOI required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/apply-doctorate

$7,252 - $8,077 $6,005 - $6,654 $5,560

Begin at any time

Yes

No

Supplementary Application required www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/pg-supp-app

$7,252 - $8,077 Find notes on page 35.

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Postgraduate (and graduate) programmes by faculty

Points Duration required (fulltime study)

Part-time study option1

Faculty of Education
Taught programmes Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours) (BEd(Tchg)(Hons)) Graduate Diploma in Education (GradDipEd) General / Reading Recovery Graduate Diploma in Education (GradDipEd) Disability Support Graduate Diploma in Education (GradDipEd) Special Needs Resource Teaching4 Graduate Diploma in TESSOL (GradDipTESSOL) Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (PGCertProfSup) Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory (PGDipCounsTh) Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) General / Literacy Education / Early Career Teaching Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (PGDipEdLd) Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Supervision (PGDipProfSup)4 Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (PGDipSW) Master of Counselling (MCouns) (Year 1) Master of Education (MEd) Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLd) Master of Social Work (MSW) (Year 1) Research programmes Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours) (BEd(Tchg)(Hons)) Master of Counselling (MCouns) (Year 2) Master of Education (MEd) Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLd) Master of Social Work (MSW) (Year 2) Doctor of Education (EdD) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Interfaculty degrees and diplomas Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCertAcadPrac)4 Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) - Education 60 120 Not applicable 1 year Yes (part-time only) Yes 120 240 120 120 240 360 Thesis 1 year 2 years 1 year 1 year 2 years 4 years 3-4 years Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (First two years part-time only) Yes
4 4

120 120 120 120 120 60 120 120 120 120 120 240 120 120 240

1 year 1 year No 1 year 1 year No 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 2 years 1 year 1 year 2 years

Yes Yes Yes (part-time only) Yes Yes Yes (part- time only) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Education options also exist within the programmes for BA(Hons) and MA. See Faculty of Arts. Social Work options also exist within the programmes for PGDipHSc a

For more information about these programmes or to find a postgraduate adviser, contact the Faculty of Education at www.education.auckland.ac.nz

Faculty of Engineering
Taught programmes Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng) Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Transportation) (GradDipEng (Transp)) Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering (PGCertEng) Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology (PGCertGeothermTech) Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology (PGCertLMRTech) Master of Engineering Studies (MEngSt) Research programmes Master of Engineering (ME) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Interfaculty degrees and diplomas Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research (PGDipOR) Master of Operations Research (MOR) Master of Energy (MEnergy) Master of Engineering Management (MEMgt)4 120 120 120 120 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year Yes Yes Yes Yes 120 Thesis 1 year 3-4 years Yes Yes 120 120 60 60 60 120 1 year 1 year No 1 semester 1 semester 1 year Yes Yes Yes (part-time only) No No Yes

For more information about these programmes or to find a postgraduate adviser, contact the Faculty of Engineering at www.engineering.auckland.a

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Start in Semester One Two Additional information

Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students NZ$*

Yes Yes tbc tbc Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes tbc tbc Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Graduate diplomas are not covered in this prospectus. Contact the faculty. Graduate diplomas are not covered in this prospectus. Contact the faculty. Graduate diplomas are not covered in this prospectus. Contact the faculty. Graduate diplomas are not covered in this prospectus. Contact the faculty.

$4,785 - $6,016 $6,016 $6,016 $6,016 $5,899 - $6,016 $5,899 - $6,016 ** $5,899 - $6,016 ** $5,899 - $6,016 ** ** $5,899 - $6,016 ** ** $4,785 - $6,016 $5,899 - $6,016 ** ** $5,560 $5,560 ** **

Begin at any time Yes Yes Yes Yes

and MHSc. See Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

z, education@auckland.ac.nz, New Zealand: 0800 61 62 65; international: +64 9 923 1969

Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes

Graduate diplomas are not covered in this prospectus. Contact the faculty. Graduate diplomas are not covered in this prospectus. Contact the faculty. Geothermal Institute programme Extramural and site-based programme

$8,077 $8,077 $8,077 $8,077 $30,600 $8,077 $7,545 - $8,077 $5,560 ** ** ** Find notes on page 35.

Start dates vary check with adviser Start dates vary check with adviser Yes Yes Yes Yes

Beginning of any month Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Postgraduate (and graduate) programmes by faculty

Points Duration required (fulltime study)

Part-time study option1

Faculty of Law
Taught programmes Postgraduate Certificate in Law (PGCertLaw) Master of Laws (LLM) Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Research programmes Master of Laws (LLM) Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Interfaculty degrees and diplomas Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) - International Relations and Human Rights 120 1 year Yes 120 120 Thesis 1 year 1 year 3-4 years Yes Yes Yes 60 120 120 1 semester 1 year 1 year Yes Yes Yes

For more information about these programmes or to find a postgraduate adviser, contact the Faculty of Law at www.law.auckland.ac.nz, postgradla

Faculty of Science
Taught programmes Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (PGDipAppPsych) Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsych)4 Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science (PGDipForensic) Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) Master of Science (MSc) Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (MSLTPrac) Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise (PGDipBioEnt) Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research (PGDipOR) Research programmes Master of Science (MSc) Master of Bioscience Enterprise (MBioEnt) Master of Operations Research (MOR) Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)4 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Interfaculty degrees and diplomas Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise (PGDipBioEnt) Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Research (PGDipOR) Master of Bioscience Enterprise (MBioEnt) Master of Operations Research (MOR) 120 120 120 120 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year Yes Yes Yes Yes 120 120 120 360 Thesis 1 year 1 year 1 year 3 years 3-4 years Yes Yes Yes No Yes 120 120 240-360 120 120 120 240 120 120 1 year 1 year 2-3 years 1 year 1 year 1 year 2 years 1 year 1 year Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes

For more information about these programmes or to find a postgraduate adviser contact the Faculty of Science at www.science.auckland.ac.nz, scie
Jonathan Briggs Jonathan Briggs, a PhD in Statistics student and University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship winner, decided to pursue postgraduate study because of his desire to do more technical work. He is developing statistical methods for assessing the risk of plankton ecosystems. What I like most about my programme is the intellectual challenge as well as the time and freedom to go deep into one topic. I have a friendly relationship with my supervisor and other staff in the department, and have been provided with office space and the computing facilities I require. I have also attended a few doctoral skills programme courses about thesis writing and understanding what is expected of me as a PhD student. They were very useful for planning the structure of my thesis.

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Start in Semester One Two Additional information

Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students NZ$*

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

$6,723 - $7,904 $6,723 - $7,904 $6,723 - $7,904 $6,723 - $7,904 $6,723 - $7,904 $5,560 **

Begin at any time Yes Yes

aw@auckland.ac.nz, New Zealand: 0800 61 62 65; international: +64 9 923 1969

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes (part-time only) Yes Yes No Yes No

Supplementary application may be required by some departments (refer to www.science.auckland.ac.nz) Supplementary application required (refer to www.psych.auckland.ac.nz) Supplementary application required (refer to www.psych.auckland.ac.nz) Supplementary application required (refer to www.che.auckland.ac.nz) Supplementary application may be required by some departments (refer to www.science.auckland.ac.nz) Supplementary application may be required by some departments (refer to www.science.auckland.ac.nz) Supplementary application required (refer to www.psych.auckland.ac.nz)

$6,259 - $7,253 $7,253 $7,253 $6,259 - $7,253 $6,259 - $7,253 $6,259 - $7,253 $6,259 - $7,253 ** **

Supplementary application may be required by some departments (refer to www.science.auckland.ac.nz)

$6,259 - $7,253 ** ** $5,560 $5,560 ** ** ** ** Find notes on page 35.

Begin at any time Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (part-time only) Yes No Yes

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Postgraduate (and graduate) programmes by faculty

Points Duration required (fulltime study)

Part-time study option1

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Taught programmes Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) (BHSc (Hons)) Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) (BNurs (Hons)) Diploma in Paediatrics (DipPaed) Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education (PGCertClinEd)4 Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHSc) Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Science (PGCertMedSc)4 Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice (PGCertPharmPrac)4 Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health (PGCertPH) Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education (PGDipClinEd)4 Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology (PGDipHealthPsych)4 Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHSc) Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Science (PGDipMedSc)4 Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Medical Gynaecology (PGDipObstMedGyn)4 Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy Practice (PGDipPharmPrac) Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (PGDipPH) Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (PGDipSportMed) Master of Clinical Education (MClinEd) Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) Master of Medical Science (MMedSc)4 Master of Nursing (MNurs)
4 4 4

120 120 120 60 60 60 60 60 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 240 120 120 120 120 120 120 Thesis Thesis 120 120

1 year 1 year 1 year 1 semester 1 semester 1 semester 1 semester 1 semester 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 2 years 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 3-4 years 3-4 years 1 year 1 year

Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Master of Pharmacy Practice (MPharmPrac)4 Master of Public Health (MPH) Research programmes Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (BMedSc (Hons)) Master of Audiology (MAud) Master of Clinical Education (MClinEd) Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) Master of Medical Science (MMedSc)4 Master of Nursing (MNurs)
4 4

Master of Pharmacy Practice (MPharmPrac)4 Master of Public Health (MPH) Doctor of Medicine (MD) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Interfaculty degrees and diplomas Master of Health Management (MHealthMgt)4 Master of Science in Health Psychology (MSc)

For more information about these programmes or to find a postgraduate adviser, contact the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at www.fmhs.a

These programmes will be available in 2012, subject to Committee on University Academic Programmes approval. For approval status, please refer to the 2012 University Calendar at www.calendar.auckland.ac.nz Programme Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours) (BDanceSt(Hons)) Bachelor of Physical Education (Honours) (BPE(Hons)) Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) Master of Nursing (MNurs) Master of Public Health (MPH) Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialising Innovation and Research (PGCertCommInnovRes) Master of Commercialising Innovation and Research (MCommInnovRes) Faculty National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries Faculty of Education Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Business School Business School 240-point option 240-point option 240-point option More information

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Start in Semester One Two Additional information

Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students NZ$*

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand Must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand

$6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $4,363 $7,253 $7,253 $7,253 $7,253 $7,253 $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $7,253 $7,253 $7,253 $7,253 $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $6,672 - $7,253 $5,560 $5,560 ** **

Begin at any time Begin at any time Yes Yes Yes Yes

auckland.ac.nz, pghealth@auckland.ac.nz, New Zealand: 0800 61 62 65; international: +64 9 923 1969

1. Part-time study options are generally not available to international students on student visas/permits. International students must be enrolled fulltime to meet the requirements of their student visa/permit. 2. Semester Two start may not be possible for all subjects/majors and only if places are available. 3. The Postgraduate Diploma in Business is designed for working professionals seeking an in-depth knowledge of their chosen field and function, or for those who want to prepare for a new career direction or start their own business. For more details visit www.gse.auckland.ac.nz 4. Programme is not usually available to international students. 5. Available to qualifying students who have completed Parts I, II and III for the Bachelor of Fine Arts. It is not available to students who have already graduated with a BFA. 6. Professional programmes accredited by the relevant professional body. *Tuition fees are based on the annual tuition fees for 2011 and fulltime study of 120 points. Students taking fewer than 120 points will pay proportionately lower fees. In all cases fees per point will be charged at the rate set for that subject irrespective of the qualification the course is taken for. Tuition fees are indicative only and the fees for 2012 will be set at the end of 2011 - see www.auckland.ac.nz/fees for updated information. International students should refer to page 37. **Tuition fees will be charged at the respective rate for the subject. TBC = To be confirmed. Note: All students will also pay a building levy and student services fees. As an indication, these fees are $79.20 (building levy) and $580.80 (student services fees) for students undertaking a fulltime load of 120 points in 2011. Students taking fewer than 120 points pay proportionately lower fees.

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Alyssa Lee
Alyssa Lee, a Master of Arts in Sociology student and 2010 Summer Scholarship recipient, enjoys postgraduate study because of the extra opportunities like tutoring part-time within the University to create more balance in her University life. Her thesis topic explores the relationship between corporate marketing strategies, climate change and social anxieties: What are we consuming when we purchase eco-friendly products? The 2010 Summer Scholarship Programme really helped kick start the year, both financially and academically. After I enrol in the PhD programme next year, registering for scholarships will definitely be at the top of my agenda. I am hoping to go overseas during my PhD programme to the United States, preferably to the University of California. Gathering relevant data would greatly contribute to my research on climate change and green consumerism. Ive just started enrolling for conferences in New Zealand as well as overseas, and hopefully this will be the start of bigger things for me. For a lot of us, our time at university is quite limited. I guess the important thing is to take away as many great experiences as you possibly can preferably both educational and social!

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International student fees


Fees information 2012
The table on this page outlines the tuition fees paid by international students in 2011. Fees for 2012 will be set at the end of 2011. Fees are generally adjusted annually to reflect increases in the Universitys cost base. The University of Auckland charges fees on the basis of your course enrolment rather than by programme. The fees for courses vary from faculty to faculty, and sometimes within a faculty. In addition to your tuition fees, if you are undertaking a fulltime study load in 2011 you will pay approximately $79.29 in building levies and $580.80 for student services. Part-time students pay a proportion of the building levies and student services fees. As well as your fees, expect to pay about $1,200 per year for books and stationery. Some faculties also have fees for field trips or site visits.

Postgraduate programmes (per subject area)


Architecture Arts Arts (science and performance-based courses) Business and Economics Education Engineering Fine Arts Interfaculty programmes Law Medical and Health Sciences Music Performing Arts Planning Science Theology (course based) Urban Design

Estimated annual tuition fee NZ$*


$30,600 $26,040 $30,600 $26,040 $26,040 $30,600 $30,600 ** $26,040 $33,600 $26,040 $30,600 $26,040 $30,600 $22,200 $30,600

Doctoral programmes
Doctor of Clinical Psychology - DClinPsy Doctor of Education - EdD Doctor of Fine Arts - DocFA Doctor of Medicine - MD Doctor of Music - DMus Doctor of Musical Arts - DMA Doctor of Philosophy - PhD***

Estimated annual tuition fee NZ$*


$30,600 $30,600 $30,600 $30,600 $30,600 $30,600 $5,560

*The fees listed in this schedule include the course and materials fee and are based on enrolment in a standard fulltime course load of 120 points per year. Fees will be adjusted on a pro-rata basis where the enrolment is in more or less than a standard fulltime load. Some one year programmes offered by the Faculty of Education require the completion of more than 120 points.

Adam King Adam King, a Master of Arts in Screen Production student (specialising in directing drama) and a head mentor of the First Year Experience Programme, considers himself lucky that his lecturers have real world experience in the film and television industry, and that he can make key industry contacts while studying. One of his goals for the future is to start writing and directing feature films. His other is to start a studio system like Hollywood in New Zealand. My degree in film production can eventually lead me to highly skilled jobs in the film industry in New Zealand and around the world. Its the skills Ive learned and the opportunities Ive had through my degree at The University of Auckland that are going to help me achieve my goals. In this programme we are thrown right into the deep end of film production, making our own films right off the bat. The film industry is a fast-working machine, and one of the major things we need to learn is how immersed you need to be in film. Our supervisors are amazing at what they do, and they have so much experience and knowledge to pass along to us, and that above everything else is one of the most valuable things the University offers its students. Learn more

**Fees for interfaculty programmes, or programmes combining undergraduate and postgraduates courses, or courses selected from more than one listed programme, are calculated by deriving a fee for each course from the programme fees listed in the schedule above. ***New international PhD students will be accorded domestic status for the purposes of tuition fees, subject to supervisory and residency requirements. A new international PhD student is defined as a foreign student enrolled for the first time after 19 April 2005 in a Doctor of Philosophy programme at a New Zealand university.

For help with your application, assistance with visas and insurance, contact: International Office The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland 1142, New Zealand Phone: +64 9 373 7513 Fax: +64 9 373 7405 Email: int-questions@auckland.ac.nz www.auckland.ac.nz/international

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Nick McKay
Nick McKay, a Master of Urban Design student, says his desire to broaden his understanding and appreciation of the built environment beyond his architectural training and work is the reason he decided to undertake postgraduate study. Getting back to working in the studio again has been great, and the camaraderie fostered through the shared experiences with my classmates has been half the fun. On top of that, the small class size compared to number of support staff has me feeling spoilt. I originally imagined I would return to architectural practice (with a more sound understanding of large scale design) after achieving my masters degree, but my programme has proven urban design to be an extremely engaging discipline that I will be pursuing in its own right.

Learn more

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Admission requirements
Admission to postgraduate programmes depends primarily on your previous academic qualifications. In almost all cases, an undergraduate degree with good academic grades in the relevant subject is required for admission to postgraduate study. Some programmes may take into account your previous work experience.
The following is a general guideline for entry into different programme types. You will need to check The University of Auckland Calendar for specific information about the regulations relating to your particular programme. www.calender.auckland.ac.nz

Entry into a bachelors honours degree


For a bachelors (honours) degree, you need to complete an appropriate undergraduate degree with an average grade of B or higher in the Stage III prerequisite courses at a recognised institution. Some faculties require a higher GPA.

Entry into a postgraduate diploma


Entry criteria for a postgraduate diploma will vary according to the subject or faculty in which you intend to complete this qualification. As a general rule, you will have completed a relevant undergraduate degree at a recognised institution with passes in the specified prerequisite courses in your selected subject.

Entry into a masters degree


As a general rule however, you will need to have completed a relevant degree such as a bachelors or a bachelors (honours) degree or a postgraduate diploma at a recognised institution and to have obtained a better than average grade point average.

Entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or doctoral programme


Acceptance into a PhD is based on academic merit, but you must also demonstrate an ability to carry out research independently, and possess a high level of critical research skill and theoretical understanding. In general, acceptance is based on a relevant bachelors (honours) degree with first class or second class (division 1) honours, or a masters degree with first class or second class (division 1) honours, or its equivalent at a recognised institution. Direct entry from coursework masters (eg, MBA) is not normally permitted unless a bridging programme is undertaken. Acceptance is also subject to the availability of staff for supervision, and appropriate facilities.

Lynne Tanner
Lynne Tanner, a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology student, majoring in Christian Thought and History, chose The University of Auckland because she wanted an ecumenical approach to theology, where she could hear from all voices within Christian theology today Catholic, Protestant, feminist, ecological, Evangelical. She would like to complete a Master of Theology degree in the future. I am really interested in pursuing the history of Christianity in the Pacific, and in particular, after nearly 200 years of European Christian missionary endeavour, what has happened to the indigenous Church since decolonisation and independence. So far, my postgraduate study has been a fascinating journey, discovering where and when so much of what is still a part of our society originated. Its been an absorbing and often uncomfortable journey, as I have grappled with my assumptions and prejudices. Thankfully, the School of Theology is incredibly supportive of students. I have found the lecturers very knowledgeable in their respective fields, and its a definite bonus that they make themselves available to chat and discuss what you are learning.

Additional requirements
All new doctoral students must take a Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA) as part of their provisional goals. Also, many programmes in creative fields (such as writing, fine arts, architecture, urban design, music or performing arts) will also require evidence of your creative ability as part of your application (eg, a portfolio or audition). This is called a supplementary application. Check the facultys postgraduate prospectus or talk to the postgraduate adviser in the faculty for specific information about what is required.

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IELTS (academic) 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 or TOEFL (paper-based) 233 (TWE 4.5) or TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21) Some faculties and departments require a higher level of English language proficiency. Please check with International Office and visit www.auckland.ac.nz/international/englishrequirements

English language requirements


If English is not your first language, you will need to supply evidence of your English language proficiency in addition to your academic credentials. Minimum proficiency requirements at postgraduate level:

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How to apply
Applying for a non-doctoral programme
If you are new to The University of Auckland
If you have not been enrolled at The University of Auckland in previous years, you need to talk to the postgraduate adviser in the relevant department, the relevant faculty students centre or contact the Contact Centre. If you are an international student, you must contact staff at International Office. Some departments/faculties will require you to complete a supplementary application and/or a departmental programme worksheet or form indicating your intended programme of study. Research programmes (such as a masters degree by thesis) may require you to contact an appropriate supervisor for your project. See your facultys programme pages (pg. 24-35) for more details. Apply for admission using the online application form (www.auckland. ac.nz/applynow). This application will be acknowledged by email, which will also provide a login and password to allow you to check the progress of your application online. The letter will also list the certified documents the University requires to verify your personal details and entrance qualifications. Once your application for admission has been assessed, the faculty or International Office will inform you of their decision. You should contact the relevant postgraduate adviser regarding this process.

Applying for a PhD or named doctoral degree


Decide upon, and clarify as much as possible, your area of research interest or potential research topic. Read the PhD Statute and Guidelines and ensure you meet the academic eligibility requirements for entry into the PhD programme. If you are applying for a named doctorate, read the relevant regulations in the University Calendar. You must meet the research requirements and the English language requirements for the programme. Read the faculty websites for your area of research interest, potential supervisors and any specific requirements. Complete and submit an online Expression of Interest (EOI) at www.postgrad.auckland.ac.nz/eoi. Before you begin, be sure to have at hand, in electronic format: Relevant academic transcripts Statement of Research Intent CV and/or resume Two reference letters You will receive an acknowledgement via email; your EOI will then be considered by the appropriate academic staff. If your EOI is approved, you will be invited to apply for admission to The University of Auckland using the online application form at www.auckland.ac.nz/applynow

If you are an international student


International students requiring assistance with the application process or advice about your eligibility for entry to postgraduate programmes should contact International Office. We recommend you start the application process as early as possible so you have sufficient time to apply for your visa. The University has a number of official agents and representatives overseas who can assist you with the application process in person. A list of their contact details is available at www.auckland.ac.nz/overseasrep You can apply online at www.auckland.ac.nz/applynow

Applying for a Graduate School of Enterpriseprogramme


For details on how to apply for a Graduate School of Enterprise programme, and for more information, visit www.gse.auckland.ac.nz

If you are returning to The University of Auckland


Students who are enrolled at The University of Auckland in the semester prior to beginning their postgraduate programme should contact the relevant postgraduate adviser and make their application by making an Add/Change Programme request online. A supplementary application may also be required. Returning students who have not been enrolled at The University of Auckland in the semester prior to their postgraduate application will need to complete the online application for admission form (www.auckland.ac.nz/applynow). A supplementary application may also be required. Once your application for admission has been assessed, the faculty will inform you of its decision. Research programmes (such as a masters degree by thesis) may require you to contact an appropriate supervisor for your project. You should contact the relevant postgraduate adviser or relevant faculty students centre regarding this process.

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Dates to remember
Application closing dates
It is recommended that you apply by the application closing dates listed below; late applications may be accepted if places are available. If you wish to apply to begin your study in Semester Two 2012, you should check with your faculty to see if there are specific closing dates for the programme you wish to study. Generally, applications for Semester Two entry should be submitted before 4 July 2012, if places are available. Doctoral applications may be submitted at any time of the year (excluding DClinPsy and EdD).

Closing date for applications for admission in 2012*


Semester One admission
Master of Creative Writing Doctor of Clinical Psychology Master of Engineering Management Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Psychology Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Science Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Psychology Master of Arts in Psychology Master of Audiology Master of Counselling Master of Science in Forensic Science Master of Science in Psychology Master of Science in Speech Language Therapy Practice Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Health Psychology Master of Science in Health Psychology Postgraduate programmes not otherwise specified 8 December 2011 1 December 2011 1 October 2011 30 October 2011 1 November 2011

Academic year 2012*


Summer School 2012
Lectures begin Auckland Anniversary Day** Waitangi Day Lectures end Examinations Summer School ends General Orientation Wednesday 4 January Monday 30 January Monday 6 February Friday 10 February Monday 13 February - Wednesday 15 February Wednesday 15 February Tuesday 21 - Friday 24 February Monday 20 - Friday 24 February Monday 27 February Friday 6 April - Friday 20 April Wednesday 25 April Thursday 3, Monday 7, Wednesday 9, Friday 11 May Friday 1 June Saturday 2 June - Monday 25 June Monday 4 June Monday 25 June Tuesday 26 June - Friday 13 July Monday 9 - Thursday 12 July Monday 16 July Monday 27 August - Friday 7 September Tuesday 18 September and Thursday 20 September Friday 19 October Saturday 20 October - Monday 12 November Monday 22 October Monday 12 November Monday 4 March 2013

Semester One 2012


International Orientation Semester One begins Mid-semester/Easter break ANZAC Day** Graduation Lectures end Study break/exams Queens Birthday** Semester One ends Inter-semester break

Semester Two 2012


International Orientation Semester Two begins 1 May 2012 Mid-semester break Graduation Lectures end 4 July 2012 Study break/exams Labour Day** Semester Two ends

Semester Two admission


Bachelor of Music (Honours) - Performance major** Postgraduate Diploma in Music** Master of Business Administration*** Master of Music** Postgraduate programmes not otherwise specified** International student applications
*Dates to be confirmed. Check www.calendar.auckland.ac.nz for updates. **Subject to places being available. Check with your faculty to see if there are specific closing dates for the programme you wish to study. ***Quarter 3 intake.

Semester One 2013


Semester One begins
**Public holiday; University is closed *Start/finish dates vary for some programmes.

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Glossary
Please note that the descriptions below are not intended to be legal definitions. The regulations in The University of Auckland Calendar should also be referred to when interpreting these terms. Ad Eundem Statum: A means of admission to the University on the basis of a qualification awarded by a body other than the New Zealand Qualifications Authority or The University of Auckland. Admission: The process by which a student applies, and is approved, for entry to the University and to a University qualification. Alumni: Graduates who have attended the University. Bachelors degree: A first degree. Certificate: A qualification awarded after academic study of a coherent programme of between 60 and 120 points. Course: The basic component of all academic programmes. A course is normally taught and assessed over one semester. A double-semester course is taught over the consecutive semesters of the same academic year. Cross credit: A course which is common to two University of Auckland undergraduate diplomas or bachelors degrees and is credited to both. Current enrolment: Courses or other work taken by a student in a particular academic year or semester. Degree: Principal qualification awarded by The University of Auckland, ie, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. Diploma: A University qualification generally awarded at graduate or postgraduate level. Direct entry: Entry into a higher level of a subject or later part of a degree without the prerequisites. Dissertation: A written research component of a degree or diploma worth between 30 and 80 points. Doctoral degree: A qualification at an advanced level requiring an original contribution to knowledge. Enrolment: The process by which a student, having gained admission to the University and to a qualification, selects and gains entry to courses and classes. Examination: Formal assessment occurring after the teaching in a course has been completed. Faculty: The generic term used to differentiate each broad area of study and the staff who teach in, research and manage that area. Graduate: A person on whom a degree has been conferred. Honours: Degrees, in some cases completed within prescribed time limits, may be awarded with honours which signify advanced or distinguished study. Masters degree: A degree programme at a higher level than a bachelors degree. Normal fulltime study: A student workload that normally consists of 120 points in one year. Point(s): A value assigned to a course or other work to indicate its weighting within The University of Aucklands certificates, diplomas and degrees. Postgraduate: A term used to describe a student who has successfully completed a degree and is studying for a higher qualification. It also describes the courses and qualifications available to these students. Postgraduate programme: A programme at a higher level than a bachelors degree. Prerequisite course: A requirement that must be met before commencement of study for a particular course or programme. Prescribed texts: Textbooks which are considered essential to a course. Programme: A prescribed set of one or more courses or other work which on satisfactory completion leads to the award of a University of Auckland certificate, diploma or degree. Project: A piece of investigative written work on a topic approved by the relevant Head of Department and supervisor. Quarter: A 10-week period of instruction for Graduate School of Enterprise students, studying on a part-time basis. Reassigned course: A course satisfactorily completed for one programme which has been transferred to another programme. Regulation: A rule set down by the University. Research essay: A research-based essay on a topic approved by the relevant Head of Department and supervisor. Research portfolio: A coherent, integrated programme of researchbased work. Research project: A piece of research-based work on a topic approved by the relevant Head of Department, usually worth between 30 and 80 points. Restriction (restricted course): A course in which the learning objectives, content and/or assessment are so similar to a second course that a student cannot be credited with both towards a certificate, diploma or degree. In some cases a restricted course may be taken and credited as Certificate of Proficiency. Refer to the University Calendar for more information. Schedule: University lists of courses, credits or limitations, often in tabular form. Semester: A period of about 15 weeks which includes about 12 teaching weeks and about three weeks for study and examinations. In addition there is a mid-semester break of up to two weeks. Stage: The academic level of study in a subject. Subject: An area of learning which may be provided by a school or a department, or by departments offering related courses. Thesis: A research component of a postgraduate programme having a value of 90 or more points which will have a written component but may also include design, creative or performative elements. Transfer credit: Credit granted towards a University of Auckland qualification from work successfully completed at another tertiary institution. Tutorial: A small group learning session. Undergraduate: A person studying towards a first degree.

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Information for international students


The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students: The University of Auckland has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/goto/international Immigration: To complete enrolment international students must have a current student visa. Full details of visa requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz Eligibility for health services Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz Medical and travel insurance All international students are legally required to have appropriate medical and travel insurance. The University of Auckland offers a scheme that meets these requirements. Enrolment will not be completed until you have provided proof of suitable coverage. You will receive details with your letter of acceptance into the University. For more information, visit www.auckland.ac.nz/healthandtravelinsurance

Useful web addresses


The University of Auckland homepage
www.auckland.ac.nz

The University of Auckland Calendar


www.auckland.ac.nz/calendar

Academic dates
www.auckland.ac.nz/dates

Information for postgraduate students


www.auckland.ac.nz/futurepostgraduates

Information for international students


www.auckland.ac.nz/international

Finances, scholarships and fees


www.auckland.ac.nz/scholarships www.auckland.ac.nz/fees www.auckland.ac.nz/studentloansandallowances

University Career Services


www.auckland.ac.nz/careers

Postgraduate Students Association


www.pgsa.org.nz

Doctoral Skills Programme


www.auckland.ac.nz/doctoralskills

Costs
All costs are shown in New Zealand dollars and are expressed inclusive of New Zealand Goods and Services Tax if applicable. Where costs may vary then the lowest, or basic cost, is shown and students must make allowance accordingly if they wish to have more than a basic level of service.

School of Graduate Studies


www.postgrad.auckland.ac.nz

Library
www.library.auckland.ac.nz

Privacy
The University of Auckland undertakes to collect, store, use and disclose your information in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993. Further details of how the University handles your information are set out in a brochure available from the ClockTower Call Centre or by phoning 0800 61 62 63.

Student Learning Centre


www.auckland.ac.nz/slc

Centre for Academic Development


www.auckland.ac.nz/cad

Disclaimer
Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy, the information in this document is provided as a general guide for students and is subject to alteration. All students enrolling at The University of Auckland must consult its official document, the current Calendar of The University of Auckland, to ensure that they are aware of and comply with all regulations, requirements and policies.

Mori and Pacific student support


www.auckland.ac.nz/maoristudents

Disability Services
www.auckland.ac.nz/disabilityservices

Childcare
www.auckland.ac.nz/childcare

Health Services
www.auckland.ac.nz/healthservices

Apply for postgraduate study


www.auckland.ac.nz/applynow

Apply for a PhD (EOI)


www.auckland.ac.nz/eoi

Current postgraduate students


www.postgrad.auckland.ac.nz

Postgraduate Newsletter
www.auckland.ac.nz/pg-newsletter

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NEW ZEALAND CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS Contact: Student Information Centre The ClockTower, Ground Floor 22 Princes Street, Auckland 1010 Phone: 0800 61 62 65 Txt: 5533 Fax: 0800 61 62 64 Email: postgradinfo@auckland.ac.nz Web: www.auckland.ac.nz/ futurepostgraduates INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Contact: International Office The University of Auckland Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142 New Zealand Phone: +64 9 373 7513 Fax: +64 9 373 7405 Email: int-questions@auckland.ac.nz Web: www.auckland.ac.nz/international

www.auckland.ac.nz/futurepostgraduates
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