Mathematics plays a central role in modern culture, and an understanding of the nature of mathematics will benefit students in all disciplines.
The Department of Mathematics is one of the most diverse departments within the University of Auckland.
We offer a wide range of courses in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education. You can major in Mathematics in the Faculties of Science and Arts, or study Mathematics in combination with many and varied subjects offered in the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Arts, and the Business School. We also have a thriving programme of postgraduate study and PhD research.
The study of mathematics involves logic and creativity. It develops problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and attention to detail that are of value in many careers. Mathematics can be studied in its own right, and it is also a perfect match, either as a conjoint or a double major, with subjects as varied as Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, Biology, Philosophy, Economics, Finance, Engineering, and many more.
The study of mathematics involves logic and creativity. It develops problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and attention to detail that are of value in many careers.
The Department of Mathematics has an excellent reputation. Our staff include world leaders in many areas of theoretical and applied mathematics. We are known for high-quality teaching and we have a strong focus on student wellbeing and achievement. Our degrees and diplomas enjoy widespread recognition from employers in New Zealand and throughout the world. Graduates of the department take up positions in business, industry, planning and environmental organisations, academia and a wide range of other areas.
Whatever your background or interests in Mathematics may be, we welcome you to our department. If you need assistance with course advice, please contact us and our friendly staff will help you. We look forward to meeting you.
Mathematical Sciences department
The Mathematical Sciences department’s strengths are its close links with industry, and an emphasis on modelling and computing skills. Our research ranges from statistical programming and stochastic modelling to financial mathematics and decision analysis, including game theory.
Undergraduate study in mathematical sciences will give you a solid grounding in this area.
- Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
- Bachelor of Science
Graduate certificates and diplomas
- Graduate Certificate in Mathematical Sciences
- Graduate Certificate in Science
- Graduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences
- Graduate Diploma in Science
The mathematical sciences department offers postgraduate degrees with focus in the areas of:
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Science
- Postgraduate Diploma in Science
- Master of Analytics
- Master of Science
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy
Certificates and diplomas
A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.
- Certificate in Science and Technology