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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18 December 2014 Successful statistics conference for Victoria
Staff and students were awarded numerous accolades as hosts of the 2014 New Zealand Statistical Association conference last month. Read more
17 December 2014 Turning innovative ideas into commercial products
The Master of Advanced Technology Enterprise programme is providing students from a variety of backgrounds with practical knowledge of the industry. Read more
16 December 2014 Deep Fault Drilling Project
Professor Rewi Newnham, Head of the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, recently visited the Alpine Fault and was astounded by what he saw. Read more

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Christmas Closing Dates

The Faculty office is closed from Friday 19 December at 11.00am, reopening Monday 5 January at 8.30am.

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

Develop and commercialise innovation. Enrol now for 2015!

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!

Virtual tour

Take a virtual tour

A look at our facilities.