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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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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17 November 2014 Conference on meteorological and climate forecasting
The New Zealand Meteorological Society conference will explore topics from sea-level rise to severe weather.  Read more
13 November 2014 Prestigious fellowships awarded to Victoria researchers
Two Victoria University of Wellington scientists have received highly sought-after James Cook Research Fellowships. Read more
13 November 2014 Victoria scientist awarded research medal
Nanoparticle researcher Dr Richard Tilley's contribution to science was recognised at this year’s NZAS Awards. Read more

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Master of Advanced Technology Enterprise

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Science in Context

Communication is a core component of science. Develop your appreciation of science in society with our new Minor.

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Virtual tours of our facilities

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Biological Sciences students with a waterbath

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.

Marsden Fund Success

The Faculty is celebrating 13 research projects being awarded Marsden Fund grants for 2014.