2 You may want to pursue particular interests in an area you have learned to love through your undergraduate degree. You may decide to further strengthen your career opportunities through one of our professionally-focussed programmes in public policy, conflict and terrorism studies, indigenous studies, language teaching or translation. Our faculty also makes it possible for you to use an undergraduate major as a platform to take a new direction in areas such as Development Studies or Museums and Cultural Heritage. Your decision to undertake postgraduate study will help launch you towards a rewarding future. The advanced knowledge and sophisticated skills you will develop will give you an edge in the professional world, reinforced by an advanced qualification from New Zealand’s leading university*. You’ll be able to leverage your advanced skills in written communication, research and analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking for many different roles in an increasingly dynamic employment market. These capabilities will equip you to succeed in a great variety of careers and sectors you may choose to work in. Our graduates are I warmly welcome you as you explore postgraduate study in our faculty. By choosing postgraduate study, you have made a decision to pursue excellence and attain a fuller and deeper knowledge of an area you are passionate about. I congratulate you on making the choice to keep exploring and discovering exciting new insights about the world. Welcome to the Faculty of Arts leaders whose excellence enables them to make a difference in fields such as business, not-for-profits, the public sector and in local communities. As Dean of this exceptional faculty, I am delighted that we consistently rank in the world’s top 50 for arts, humanities and social sciences*. I would be delighted to have you join us in our pursuit of excellence, and to see you derive great satisfaction from your experience of postgraduate study. PROFESSOR ROBERT GREENBERG Dean of Arts The University of Auckland *2017 QS World University Rankings.