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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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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12 July 2016 Sponge reefs to stand the test of time in the wake of climate change
Victoria University of Wellington researchers are gaining new insight into the future of coral reefs if oceans become more acidic and global temperatures continue to increase. Read more
7 July 2016 Troubled waters ahead for marine life
Research from Victoria University of Wellington is investigating how coastal marine species may struggle with Earth’s increasingly intense storms. Read more
6 July 2016 Antarctic researcher leading next generation of scientists
A Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic researcher has won a prestigious leadership award named in the honour of the late Sir Peter Blake Read more

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Summer research

Three science students who participated in the Summer Scholars Scheme talk about their projects.


Why we fly to space

Dr Alexander Gerst, astronaut and Victoria alumnus, gave a popular public talk about his six-month mission on the International Space Station.

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Virtual tour

Take a virtual tour

A look at our facilities.