If you’re thinking about studying science, this video will cover the study options available to you to nurture your science journey. At the School of Science we cover a broad range of science disciplines with a unifying commitment to Te Taumata Pūtaiao or the pursuit of outstanding science. Across our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses, our students have access to some pretty unique natural environments and world-class facilities. Join with us to connect your science, your environment and your future.


Professor Margaret M Barbour
Dean of Science

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The University of Waikato Aquaculture major is the first of its kind in this country. 

By studying at our Tauranga campus, you will be at the centre of the fastest growing aquaculture region in Aotearoa.

Aquaculture involves studying the underlying reproductive physiology and developmental biology of early life cycle strategies used by aquatic animal species. This knowledge is examined for its use in the husbandry, breeding and sustainable production of species in aquaculture.

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Choosing the right accommodation will help you transition smoothly to university life, get straight into your studies and start building lifelong memories and friendships. There are a range of accommodation options available for students.


With three halls of residence, apartments, cottages, studios and units, we have a range of options for all Hamilton students, from undergraduate to postgraduate.


For students studying at our Tauranga campus, you can stay in a brand new, self-catered university accommodation in the heart of the city.


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