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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30 January 2015 Researcher to probe purpose of painseekers
Dr Ron Fischer is travelling to Denmark for 18 months to study why humans voluntarily inflict pain on themselves. Read more
29 January 2015 Love helps solve the puzzle of human evolution
Romantic love is a commitment device for motivating pair-bonding in humans, says research by Professor Garth Fletcher. Read more
15 January 2015 A grim future for coral reefs—why it matters for New Zealand
An opinion piece by Associate Professor Simon Davy, Head of the School of Biological Sciences. 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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Master of Advanced Technology Enterprise

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Research Scholarships

Keen to assist with a Marsden-funded project and get your PhD? A number of 2015 postgraduate research scholarships are available - apply now!