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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Sep15S.T. Lee Lecture in Antarctic Studies 2015
Date: 15 September 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Hunter Building, Kelburn Campus
Dr Stephen Rintoul explores the Southern Ocean, climate change and the future of the Antarctic ice sheet. Read more
Nov23-24History of Science Conference
Date: 23–24 November 2015
Time: 8.00 am
Venue: AM102 and AM104, Kelburn Campus
An interdisiplinary conference on finding New Zealand's scientific heritage. Read more

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31 August 2015 Probing the differences in brain activity may help people with depression
Psychology student Rosie Moody is using gory images to examine the link between activity in the front left side of the brain and depression susceptibility. Read more
26 August 2015 Why other people make us happy
Research from the School of Psychology shows that telling other people about good things that have happened to you, and feeling socially connected, can make you happier. Read more
24 August 2015 A three-minute winner
Psychology PhD student Robert Michael is the winner of the 2015 Victoria University Three Minute Thesis competition. Read more

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Summer courses

Apply now for Trimester 3—we offer a selection of courses, both online and campus-based.

Students at the top of Malabar Hill on Lord Howe Island

Island field course wows

A biology field trip to Lord Howe Island gave 10 students a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience.

Maddy Parker

"Since studying at Victoria, I now realise it's not scary when there are no answers. Being part of a young industry like Biotechnology is really exciting."
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Antarctica Online

Antarctica Online is a 6-week online course looking at Antarctic history, geology and culture, and features lectures filmed on the ice. Enrol now for a September start.

Virtual tour

Take a virtual tour

A look at our facilities.

Science in Context

Communication is a core component of science. Develop your appreciation of science in society with the Science in Context minor.