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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Jul22Public LecturesPublic Lecture Series - Manukau
Date: 22 July 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Manukau Institute of Technology, Newbury St, Otara, Auckland
The Faculty of Science invites you to a free public lecture on climate change: beliefs, biases and measures.. Read more
Nov23-24ConferencesHistory 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. The call for papers is now open. Read more

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3 July 2015 Funding to research drug abuse and cancer treatment
PhD students Dane Aronsen and Abigail Sharrock have received 2015 Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence to develop their research projects. Read more
29 June 2015 MDMA legalisation will be a hard pill for New Zealand to swallow
There is substantial evidence of harm and risk arising from the use of MDMA, writes Professor Susan Schenk and Professor David Harper. Read more
23 June 2015 Actuarial Science now offered as major
Victoria University now offers Actuarial Science, bringing together statistical and financial studies and introducing students to the industry. Read more

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Summer Courses

Need some extra credit? Apply now for Trimester 3—we offer a selection of courses to suit you.


NIWA Science and Technology Fair

Calling all Year 7 to 13 students—entries are open for the 2015 NIWA Wellington Science and Technology Fair, held at Victoria University of Wellington from 26-29 August.

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Sam Webber completed a Bachelor of Science with majors in Geology and Physical Geography

“There is incredible intellectual firepower here: a really strong group of internationally renowned academics who can help you realise your ability.”

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