Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science presents an exciting range of study options from nanotechnology to submarine volcanoes, the origins of the universe to how we think, and more.

Victoria University has a central place in Wellington, the Science Capital of New Zealand. We make the most of ongoing collaborations with local Crown Research Institutes, healthcare providers and government departments to give our students access to the breadth of opportunities that a career in science offers. 


Sep3Public LecturesST Lee Lecture: The fate of the Antarctic ice sheet
Date: 3 September 2014
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Hunter Council Chambers, Level 2, Hunter Building, Victoria University
The ST Lee Lecture in Antarctic Studies was established by Singaporean philanthropist Lee Seng Tee.… Read more
Sep5Public LecturesProfessor Yuan T Lee: Sustainable transformation of human society
Date: 5 September 2014
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Memorial Theatre, Level 2, Student Union Building, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Science in partnership with Universities New Zealand invite you… Read more

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26 August 2014 Tuesday is chewsday for pests
A Victoria University and Wellington City Council research project that kicks off today aims to identify what critters are running around and where they are. Read more
22 August 2014 Talk to explore fate of Antarctic ice sheet
The Antarctic ice sheet’s contribution to future sea-level rise will be explored by a world-leading polar scientist who is giving the 2014 S.T. Lee Lecture. Read more
21 August 2014 Social inequality still rife in New Zealand
Social inequality has worsened over the past decade in New Zealand, a new study from Victoria University of Wellington shows. Read more

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Sam Webber completed a Bachelor of Science with majors in Geology and Physical Geography

Sam Webber chose Victoria on the strength of its science reputation. He had one main aim: to stay interested. Now working on a Master’s, his interest shows no signs of letting up. Watch Sam’s story.

Science in Context

Develop your appreciation of the role of science in society with our new Minor "Science in Context".

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Enrol now for summer courses

From Geographies of New Zealand to Popular Psychology, enrolments for undergraduate and postgraduate summer courses in the Faculty of Science are
now open.

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