What will I learn?

If you have a clear idea about the direction you want to take in science, and you’re ready to undertake a four-year programme, the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) could be for you.

Programme overview

We have designed this programme with budding scientists in mind. It’s for students who want to pursue postgraduate research. From Chemistry to Computational Biology, and Ecology to Environmental Change, the 11 specialisations available in the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) span the spectrum of the sciences.

You’ll develop advanced disciplinary knowledge and relevant research skills, and you’ll undertake original research in your chosen area. Depending on how well you do in your courses, you may be able to progress straight to a PhD.

You may be able to transfer between the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), with faculty approval.

You can also study for a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) as a conjoint programme, which means you can take two undergraduate programmes at the same time.

The programme comprises three core courses, courses from your chosen specialisation, including a research project, and some freedom to choose other courses from the Science schedules. In your first year you’ll enrol in eight courses. You should include courses from your chosen specialisation, as well as a core course and other courses in the Science schedules.

In your second and third year you’ll enrol in a range of more advanced courses from your chosen specialisation – as well as additional core courses, and other courses within the Science schedules to add depth to your knowledge. In your final year you’ll enrol in a range of postgraduate-level courses from your specialisation, and you’ll complete your own research project in collaboration with one of our researchers.

Physics:

Physics seeks to understand the basic properties of matter and energy and to use this knowledge to create new technologies and devices, explain the properties of complex systems and to model emergent phenomena.

Subject overview

Physics is arguably the most fundamental of all sciences. If you understand the principles of physics and the laws of nature you’ll have a sharp insight into the world around you. All of modern science and technology is underpinned by physics. A degree in Physics will give you an understanding of the nature of matter as well as training in experimental methods and the mathematical analysis of physical processes.

Where can Physics take you?

A Physics degree opens the door to a range of opportunities, and our vibrant research programme illustrates a variety of topics tackled by physicists.

Graduates can expect to find roles such as:

Aircraft maintenance engineer

Air quality management

Astronomer

Atmospheric scientist

Meteorology

Neurophysiology technologist

Research

Teacher

Water resource management

Where could this programme take you?

While your Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) will prepare you for doctoral study, you’ll also emerge with the advanced knowledge and skills demanded by employers in your sector of interest.

Further study options

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$45,539.00 (US$ 32,281) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $44,526 - NZ $46,552 (This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must have secondary school qualification or equivalent. Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

For international students

Secondary school qualifications

You need to have one of the following:

International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). For entry based on CIE you must first meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited taken outside of New Zealand.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Taylors College Auckland
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About University of Auckland

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