Victoria University of Wellington

Faculty of Science

New Zealand New Zealand

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THE World Ranking: 501

In response to the world’s changing demands, the Wellington Faculty of Science invests in creating programmes in distinctive and emerging areas.

  • Based in Wellington - the science capital of New Zealand
  • Academic staff are highly regarded internationally
  • Home to world-ranking research programmes
  • Offers students state-of-the-art facilities
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Overview

Victoria University of Wellington’s Wellington Faculty of Science comprises five schools plus the Centre for Science in Society. These offer excellent teaching and world-leading research programmes in a wide range of fields. From Biomedical Science to Environmental Studies to Applied Physics, the opportunities for study are numerous. Many subjects are unique to this University in New Zealand, including Physical Geography, Forensic Psychology and Marine Conservation.

The Wellington Faculty of Science offers study options across:

  • School of Biological Sciences – This covers areas including Biology, Biotechnology, Cell and Molecular Bioscience, Ecology and Biodiversity, Human Genetics, Marine Biology, Molecular Pathology, and Molecular Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry
  • School of Chemical and Physical Sciences – This covers areas including Applied Physics, Chemistry, and Physics
  • School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences – This covers areas such as Development Studies, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Geophysics-Meteorology, Geophysics-Solid Earth, and Physical Geography
  • School of Mathematic and Statistics – This covers areas such as Actuarial Science, Data Science, Mathematics, and Statistics
  • School of Psychology – This covers the area of Psychology
  • Centre for Science in Society – This covers the areas of Science in Society, Science Communication

The academic staff are highly regarded internationally, and many are acknowledged each year with research and teaching awards in their specialist areas.

The University is based in Wellington, the science capital of New Zealand. Wellington is a thriving city and a great place to study and live. The Wellington Faculty of Science is centrally located at Kelburn campus. Te Toki a Rata, a recently completed science teaching and research building, provides additional state-of-the-art laboratory and office space for a growing number of students.

The Faculty enjoys well-established links with the many Wellington-based science organisations and government agencies.

Several noteworthy research centres and institutes are based in the Faculty, including the MacDiarmid Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, New Zealand’s top research institute in material science; the Malaghan Institute for Medical Research, the country’s largest private medical research institute; and the Antarctic Research Centre, a leading research group on Antarctic research and the global climate system. Students benefit from research collaboration opportunities and summer placements with these and other organisations.

Biological Sciences

Chemical & Physical Sciences

Geography & Earth Sciences

Mathematics & Statistics

Psychology

Centre for Science in Society

English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.0

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

90

Undergraduate

80

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Key facts and figures at Victoria University of Wellington

Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX

104 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX

11.07% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
Source: THE

501

OVERALL SCORE

35.3%

TEACHING

23%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

88.7%

INDUSTRY INCOME

57.2%

RESEARCH

31.8%

CITATIONS

45.5%
QS World University Rankings 2020
Source: QS

215

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019
Source: ARWU

301

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

NZ$18,000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

NZ$15,080

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

NZ$28,470

POSTGRADUATE

NZ$37,860

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

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Anonymous, Malaysia 5

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I consider this university to be the best in the world for countless reasons. They deserve to be listed in official lists of top ranking universities.

I consider this university to be the best in the world for countless reasons. They deserve to be listed in official lists of top ranking universities.

Anonymous, New Zealand 3

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It's very relaxed and slow paced. Classes are very lenient and lecturers are more than happy to help students. Individualism is very abundant and student freedom is a big part of student life. There isn't much a sense of school pride but there is pride in the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Wellington. Walkin read full review

It's very relaxed and slow paced. Classes are very lenient and lecturers are more than happy to help students. Individualism is very abundant and student freedom is a big part of student life. There isn't much a sense of school pride but there is pride in the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Wellington. Walking up the hill to the university is very challenging but rewarding, even more rewarding is making it to your classes when there is torrential rain. show less

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