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

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30 November 2015 A bright idea to protect local wildlife from cats
A Victoria University researcher is trialling a special cat collar designed to reduce the amount of prey caught by cats. Read more
27 November 2015 Research shows reality of runaway ice loss in Antarctica
A new study led by Victoria University scientists reveals the potential for runaway ice loss in Antarctica. Read more
26 November 2015 Agreement advances research links with Latin America
An agreement between Victoria University and the Universidad del Viña del Mar (UVM), a leading University in Chile, will increase Victoria’s research in, of and with Latin America. Read more

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Summer courses

You can still enrol for Trimester 3—we offer a selection of online and campus-based courses, some with the option to start in January.

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.

Actuarial Science

What is an actuary? Why study to be one? Find out more about the profession and our Actuarial Science programme.

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Postgraduate study

We offer a number of specialised programmes including Applied Statistics, Clinical Immunology, Drug Discovery and Development, Innovation and Commercialisation, Marine Conservation and Meteorology.