Department of Physics


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Future postgraduates

Our postgraduate programmes are designed to take you to the cutting edge of physics.

Our courses are taught by research-active staff who also supervise student self-directed projects, dissertations and theses. You will be studying in the largest and most highly-ranked science faculty in New Zealand.

  • Why choose Auckland?

    We have 10 good reasons why you should choose to study physics at the University of Auckland.

  • Postgraduate study options

    Postgraduate Physics courses are taught by research-active staff who supervise students' projects, dissertations and theses. Postgraduate Diploma in Science, Bachelor of Science (Honours), Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.

  • Admission and enrolment

    Familiarise yourself with the admission and enrolment processes for postgraduate students. Explore the different requirements for a doctorate and other postgraduate programmes. Read the guidelines for international students.

  • Our research

    Our research is breaking new ground and you can be part of that. Take a look at our research showcase.

  • Postgraduate research topics

    Find out about the research we are doing what topics are available.

  • Funded PhD opportunities

    Read about available funded PhD projects in the department.

  • Scholarships and awards

    The University offers a wide range of scholarships and prizes for both domestic and international students.

  • Careers

    Job opportunities for physics graduates are many and varied. They include acoustics and astrophysics to water resource management and industrial process control.

  • Academic Advisers

    Our academic advisers can help you plan your postgraduate programme and course selection.

  • Meet our students

    Post-grad Physics students at the University of Auckland have different research interests, leading to varied and exciting career paths. Meet some of our current students and find out their hopes for the future.

  • Facilities and resources

    Information about purpose-built teaching facilities and resources offered by the Department of Physics. Link to our research site.