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. 


Aug6Public LecturesClimate Change
Date: 6 August 2014
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Rutherford Hotel, 27 Nile Street West, Nelson
Victoria University of Wellington invites you to a free public lecture to be presented by… Read more

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1 August 2014 Drilling the Alpine Fault
Victoria University of Wellington scientists are part of an international science team that could help to predict future earthquakes. Read more
29 July 2014 The mysteries of Antarctic sea ice
Opinion piece by Dr James Renwick, an associate professor in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington Read more
22 July 2014 Using synthetic biology to make new antibiotics
Research at Victoria University of Wellington could lead to a new generation of antibiotics, helping tackle the global issue of ‘superbugs’ that are resistant to modern medicine. Read more

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Science in Context

Develop your appreciation of the role of science in society with our new Minor "Science in Context".

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Enrol now for summer courses

From Geographies of New Zealand to Popular Psychology, enrolments for undergraduate and postgraduate summer courses in the Faculty of Science are open now.

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