Research areas

Discover the main research areas and strengths of each faculty at Victoria University of Wellington and find out what research degrees are available.

Architecture and design

The Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation is a leading centre for research in architecture, building science and design in New Zealand.


Arts and humanities

Be part of the vibrant and stimulating culture of arts and humanities research in the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Business and government

Research at Wellington School of Business and Government contributes to more effective government policy and better business practice throughout New Zealand.


Research in the Wellington Faculty of Education is focused on improving policy and practice across the education sector.

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Complete your research degree at the Wellington Faculty of Engineering—join a school with an international reputation in computer and electronic engineering.


The Wellington Faculty of Health provides innovation in health teaching and research, with the aim of improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities.


Join the law school ranked top in New Zealand for the quality of its research, and study in the heart of the capital city’s legal and political district.

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Social sciences

Research is at the heart of the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences—explore new ideas and challenge old ones, to contribute to a better world.


Join one of New Zealand’s top research institutions—at the Wellington Faculty of Science you’ll be part of a lively environment fostering world-leading research