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. 


Sep23Inaugural lecture—Professor Bart Ellenbroek
Date: 23 September 2014
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Hunter Council Chamber, Level 2, Hunter Building, Gate 1 or 2, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus
Professor Grant Guilford, Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington, invites you to the inaugural lecture to be given by Bart Ellenbroek, Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience. Read more

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16 September 2014 Victoria University and MetService partner to train skilled forecasters
Victoria University of Wellington will offer the country’s first Master’s degree in meteorology, in partnership with New Zealand’s official weather forecaster MetService. Read more
16 September 2014 More snow but less ice for Antarctic glaciers
Future increases in snowfall will not prevent the retreat of glaciers on the northern Antarctic Peninsula, according to a new study involving a Victoria University of Wellington researcher. Read more
5 September 2014 Opinion: Stepfamilies are a growth industry
Stepfamilies are increasing, as the number of couples separate and re-partner. 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
now open.