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.


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Nov28-29LEW16 Conference
Date: 28–29 November 2014
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: Rutherford House
The 2014 LEW16 Conference is supported by the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences. Read more
Feb17-20PSYC Survivor
Date: 17–20 February 2015
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade
PSYC Survivor is a four day programme offered to students enrolling in PSYC121 or PSYC122. Read more

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31 October 2014 New Dean of Science appointed
Professor David Harper, from Victoria University’s School of Psychology, has been appointed as the Dean of Science. Read more
28 October 2014 Sea ice belt plays key role in preventing Antarctic melting
Changes to the Southern Ocean’s sea icebelt could mean rising sea level over coming centuries. Read more
21 October 2014 What Antarctica’s past reveals about future climate
PhD student Bella Duncan is looking to the past climate to discover what’s ahead. Read more

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Students from the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences completing field work on rocks next to the sea

Leaders in Scientific Research

In the latest PBRF Victoria University of Wellington was ranked first overall and number one in a range of science subjects.

Science in Context

Develop your appreciation of the role of science in society with our new Minor. Available to students from all disciplines.

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Summer Courses

From Climate Change to Popular Psychology, applications for undergraduate and postgraduate summer courses close 1 November.  

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