Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science presents 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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26 March 2015 Summer Gold Competition 2015 winners
Congratulations to the Science students who took away prizes in the Summer Gold Poster Competition for 2015. Read more
24 March 2015 Student rescues abandoned baby gibbon
A Master's student became an impromptu foster mother for an endangered baby gibbon during his studies in Cambodia. Read more
23 March 2015 Funding to forecast the future of Antarctica’s ice
Two researchers have each been awarded $100,000 to investigate how Antarctica’s ice volume will change as the world warms. Read more

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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.

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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Ask a Victoria 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.