The University Of Auckland Faculty Of Education And Social Work

You can make a real difference in your students’ learning through being a great teacher and we have a range of programmes to get you there.

Alternatively, if you’re not interested in teaching, but want to make a difference in the world of education you can major in Education through a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Find out which qualification is right for you.

I want to become a teacher and I already hold a bachelors degree
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary)
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)
I want to become a teacher and I don’t hold a bachelors degree
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching)
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching) – Early Childhood Education Specialisation
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching) – Primary Specialisation
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching) – Huarahi Māori Specialisation
I want to study education as a subject (not teaching)

Study one of these programmes if you have an interest in learning about Education as a subject, but don’t necessarily want to teach.

Undergraduate level
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Education
Postgraduate level
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts – PGDipArts
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Doctor of Education (EdD Programme)
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Social Work

Study to become a registered social worker or build on your existing qualification to advance in your career.

Whether you are interested in beginning your first degree, are wanting to go into the field of research, or already hold a degree in a related field and are looking for a career change, we have a number of programmes to increase your opportunities in the social work sector.

Our social work programmes offer an integrated approach; combining key knowledge from the social sciences, social work theory and practice skills, and the impact of policy and legal systems, along with specialised knowledge for practice in health, child and family and youth social work services.

You will also spend a significant amount of your time on placements in order to gain real world experience as a social worker.

Programmes in Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

Begin your career as a registered social worker by studying the Bachelor of Social Work.  

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Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

The Bachelor of Social Work offers an integrated honours year for students who hold a high GPA. Please note: this is not a stand-alone honours year.

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Master of Social Work (Professional)

Build on your existing qualification in a related field and prepare yourself for a career as a practising social worker with this professional masters degree.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work

Learn advanced approaches and interventions in social work practice and examine current research in social work.

Study this programme as a standalone qualification or as a pathway to the Master of Social Work.  

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Master of Social Work

If you already hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree this programme will prepare you for advanced professional responsibility in social work.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Work

Join our community of the best, brightest and most committed scholars researching in social work. Supervised by academics who are experts in their fields, you will carry out original and advanced research, and present it as a thesis.

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General enquiries

Education and Social Work Student Centre

The Education and Social Work Student Centre provides advice and assistance to all current or future students. Phone or email us, or simply pop in during business hours. We’d be happy to help.

Phone: 09 623 8883 (within Auckland)
0800 61 62 63 (outside Auckland)
+64 9 373 7513 (overseas)
Email: [email protected]
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
A Block, Gate 374 Epsom Avenue, Epsom
Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Epsom Campus

74 Epsom Avenue, Epsom
Auckland 1023, New Zealand

Tai Tokerau Campus

13 Alexander Street
Whangārei 0110

South Auckland Campus

The University’s new South Auckland Campus has opened at the following address:

6 Osterley Way
Auckland 2104

Business hours and further information.

Connect with us


The Faculty of Education and Social Work
Library & Information Commons, Epsom, University of Auckland
Pasifika Success

Postal address

Faculty of Education and Social Work
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92601
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150
New Zealand