Faculty of Education and Social Work


Leading Learning, Changing Lives

Te Kura Akoranga me Te Tauwhiro Tangata o Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau

It is our collective commitment to the vision, Leading Learning, Changing Lives, that drives our teaching, learning and research at New Zealand’s world-ranked university.

As a result, the University has been ranked 20th out of 800 universities worldwide as one of the best universities in the world to study Education. This places the Faculty of Education and Social Work top in New Zealand and among the best globally.*

The faculty is officially recognised as the most research-productive and internationally reputable education faculty in the country and our high number of active researchers are nationally and internationally recognised for their work.**

 The faculty currently offers:

  • Research-informed undergraduate programmes delivered in close partnership with communities of practice in education, teacher education, social work and human services - including specialist qualifications in the areas of Māori and Pacific education.
  • A comprehensive range of postgraduate qualifications for teachers, leaders and support staff working in schools and early childhood centres.
  • A comprehensive range of postgraduate qualifications for social service professionals working in health, child and family services, child protection and justice, youth, schools, mental health, disability services, probation service and community organisations.
  • Other professional development opportunities, consultancy and support services, conferences and events.

*Source: 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
**Source: 2012 PBRF Report