Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and the geological, environmental, and social processes that affect the world around us.

Throughout New Zealand and across the globe, from the Earth’s deep interior to the communities we live in, our staff and students are working to understand the matters that most affect our planet.

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Whether it’s studying volcanoes in the South American Andes, the shakes of the Kekerengu fault or surfacing insights into the Zealandia continent our scientists are at the forefront of science discovery.

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Master of Climate Change Science and Policy

Gain insight into climate change challenges in science and policy-making with this multi-disciplinary one-year taught Master's.

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Plumbing the depths of Zealandia’s ocean

Professor Rupert Sutherland is joining one of the world's top scientific research ships on an expedition in the seas around New Zealand tackling some of the worlds big earth science questions

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Growing job market

With New Zealand’s current focus on science and innovation, and science in society, science graduates are in demand.

Studying science doesn’t necessarily mean working in a lab. A Science degree opens doors to many careers that aren’t research based, but are still connected to science.

The skills you learn and attributes you will gain within your science degree are sought after by employers from many different industries and Victoria’s science graduates can be confident the skills they acquire during their studies will boost their employability in a competitive market

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  • Third International Conference on Well-Being & Public Policy

    Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, The New Zealand Treasury and the International Journal of…

    Venue: Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus (Rutherford House) and the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings (the Beehive).

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