Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science offers an exciting range of study options, exploring the origins of the universe, to the depths of the Antarctic ice sheets, to the processes of the human brain, 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 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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Oct13Lasers, nanoparticles and single molecule detection
Date: 13 October 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 102, Maclaurin Building, Kelburn Campus
A free public lecture by Professor of Physics, Eric Le Ru. Read more
Oct16Thinking Critically about Climate Change
Date: 16 October 2015
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: Lecture Theatre 205, Hugh MacKenzie Building
This public lecture will discuss the scientific evidence for the effects of climate change, and how individuals can make a difference. Read more
Oct21New Plymouth Public Lecture
Date: 21 October 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Quality Hotel Plymouth, corner of Courtenay and Leach Streets, New Plymouth
A free public lecture presented by Associate Professor Nancy Bertler and Dr Richard Arnold. Read more

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5 October 2015 Human Geography Professor wins supervision award
Professor Warwick Murray has been awarded the 2015 New Zealand Geographical Society’s President’s Award for Graduate Supervision. Read more
2 October 2015 Marsden Fund under microscope
Dr Nicola Gaston comments on an evaluation of the Marsden Fund carried out by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Institute. Read more
2 October 2015 Two legs good, four legs better?
Professor of Psychology David Harper has challenged the view that humans stand above other species at his inaugural lecture. Read more

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Summer courses

Apply now for Trimester 3—we offer a selection of courses, both online and campus-based.

Students at the top of Malabar Hill on Lord Howe Island

Island field course wows

A biology field trip to Lord Howe Island gave 10 students a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience.

Actuarial Science

What is an actuary? Why study to be one? Find out more about the profession and our Actuarial Science programme.

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Postgraduate study

We offer a number of specialised programmes including Applied Statistics, Clinical Immunology, Drug Discovery and Development, Innovation and Commercialisation, Marine Conservation and Meteorology.