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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Feb16-19PSYC Survivor 2016
Date: 16–19 February 2016
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade
PSYC Survivor is a four day introductory programme offered to students enrolling in PSYC 121 or PSYC 122. Read more
Aug4Science Careers Expo
Date: 4 August 2016
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
A chance for science students of all levels to meet with potential employers to discuss career opportunities. Read more

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29 January 2016 Survival of the oldest
Scientists from Victoria University of Wellington and GNS Science have for the first time determined precisely when more than 2000 species of ancient marine plankton became extinct. Read more
28 January 2016 Swapping school holidays to learn in Victoria’s labs
Twenty high school science students spent a week in Victoria’s labs learning about nanotechnology and studying science at university. Read more
18 January 2016 How munching Moa affected plant evolution
The snacking habits of the now-extinct Moa may have influenced the way certain plant species evolved, according to new PhD research by Patrick Kavanagh. Read more

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Ask a Researcher

What is dark matter? Why do we blush? Is 1 a prime number? Victoria researchers answer some of life’s little and big questions.

Students on the Southern Alps

Fantastic field footage

Hubert Zal's video features a group of geophysics students carrying out fieldwork surrounded by spectacular South Island scenery.

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A still of the video that captures a kiwi destroying a robin nest

Kiwi destroys robin nest

A kiwi destroying a robin nest and causing the death of the chicks in it has been caught on camera by a Victoria University researcher.