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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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    Playing the conservation game

    Recent PhD graduate Dr Ox Lennon is using computer game technology to help protect New Zealand skinks.

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    Funding to reduce the impact of natural hazards in New Zealand

    Three Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researchers have received funding from the Earthquake Commission (EQC) for projects designed to help reduce the impact of natural hazards on New Zealand’s homes, towns and cities.