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Fast track your career in science

Explore postgraduate science with a Master’s by coursework and gain an internationally recognised qualification in just one year.

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Study Science Communication

In 2020, Victoria University of Wellington will become the first university in New Zealand to offer a major in Science Communication.

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  • Rhodes Scholarship winner

    Victoria University of Wellington student Isabella Lenihan-Ikin has won a Rhodes Scholarship to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

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    Secret lives of rats

    Most of us would go out of our way to avoid rats, but Victoria University of Wellington Master’s student Henry Mackenzie is closely tracking urban rats as they move round Wellington.

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    Rutherford Fellowship for mathematics research

    Researcher Dr Nick Brettell will be joining the University’s School of Mathematics and Statistics to undertake research on mathematical structures called matroids, supported by a Rutherford Foundation Fellowship. Dr Brettell is currently at Durham University in the United Kingdom.