The approximate level and duration of the qualifications listed above are summarised in the diagram below. The Diploma programmes are professional qualifications intended for people who already have a degree. The MSc degree involves coursework and generally a research component as well. The PhD and MPhil are research degrees in which you will make asignificant contribution to knowledge in your field of grad

Entry Requirements

All postgraduate programmes require candidates to have completed a Bachelors degree with a major in the relevant subject (computer science, designsoftware engineering, mathematics or data analytics).

Enrolment Information

Enrolment information relating to the various graduate and postgraduate qualifications offered within the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences are presented under the relevant qualification.


There are a number of scholarships, awards and prizes on offer at the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences for postgraduate students. Find out more

If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please contact the Scholarships Office.

English Language Requirements for Graduate and Postgraduate Study

You are required to meet the English language requirements for admission into graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

You are required to achieve an IELTS (academic stream) overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in the writing band OR successfully complete the University of Waikato Pathways College English Language level 8 with a B grade or higher.

School of Graduate Research

The Postgraduate Office is in the Academic Services Division of the University and provides advice and integrated administrative services to graduate students throughout the University. This includes PhD and MPhil students as well as those enrolling in Masters Programmes and postgraduate diplomas.

The office also provides information, guidance and advice on enrolment procedures, fees, thesis submission dates, scholarships, and graduation ceremonies.

Postgraduate Studies Administrator

School of Graduate Research