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 Faculty of Education and Social Work ranks the highest in New Zealand and in the top 3% - of over 800 universities world-wide.*

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: 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
**Source: 2012 PBRF Report