University courses traditionally focus on teaching academic subjects, but many now include work placements and internships.
There are currently eight universities in Aotearoa New Zealand. They typically offer a mix of general degrees, such as a Bachelor of Arts or Commerce, as well as some more specialist degrees.
Some specialist degrees are only offered at certain universities, so if you’re interested in something like Veterinary Science or Medicine, you’ll want to look into which university or universities offer these.
While some jobs will need you to have a degree, such as becoming a doctor or a lawyer, not all of them will.
Check out our article on how to work out what career is best for you by clicking on the link below.