edX at Victoria University of Wellington

We are the first university in New Zealand to partner with prestigious online course provider edX, offering a variety of courses under the name VictoriaX.

VictoriaX courses are free to study, interactive and provide learners from across the globe access to our world-class teaching and learning.

The unique courses are designed and taught by Victoria University of Wellington academics carrying out cutting-edge research at the forefront of their field, and offer learners the flexibility to study at one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions from wherever they are.

Over the next three years, VictoriaX will deliver various online courses, including MOOCs (massive open online courses), SPOCs (small private online courses) and MicroMasters® courses as part of its commitment to spearheading digital futures.

Adelie penguins cluster together in Antarctica.

Antarctica: Life on the Frozen Continent

Take a virtual field trip to discover fascinating Antarctic wildlife and meet scientists and artists living on the frozen continent. Course starts 13 November.

Dragonboat team members racing on Wellington Harbour.

Ethical Leadership in a Changing World

Learn about the importance of an ethical approach for organisations, and how to become an ethical leader.

Human silhouettes explore an intensely blue ice cave.

Antarctica: From Geology to Human History

Come on a virtual field trip to Antarctica, look at the geology and history of the coldest, driest, windiest continent on earth.

The symmetrical Mount Taranaki with its single, snowy peak extending into a soft violet sky wisped with white clouds. The entire monumental scene is perfectly reflected in the mirror of the lake separated from the mountain’s base by hot orange bush and a strip of low-lying cloud.

New Zealand Landscape as Culture: Maunga (Mountains)

Come and learn about the mountains of New Zealand and their complex geological and cultural histories.

A group of six people, men, women, adults, and teenagers, dressed pretty casual, in shirts, cardigans, blouses, even shorts and sports shoes. They’re sitting in a circle in a red rugged, wood panelled room and having a discussion. Everyone’s attention is on one blonde women with an intent look on her face.

Restorative Justice and Practice: Emergence of a Social Movement

Learn about the theory and practice of restorative justice, and Aotearoa New Zealand’s pioneering role in this social movement for change.

The tide recedes in a twilit seascape framed by the imposing rocky entrance of a huge, seaside cave.

New Zealand Landscape as Culture: Islands (Ngā Motu)

Come and explore the New Zealand landscape through the lens of both Māori and Pākehā cultures in New Zealand’s first bicultural MOOC.

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Dr Cliff Atkins, Provost Professor Wendy Larner and Dr Rebecca Priestley discussing plans for Antarctica online

Massive step for online global courses

In a first for a New Zealand university, we have partnered with edX, which delivers online courses and classes from some of the world’s best universities.