Postgraduate study

Extend your knowledge and become an expert in your field with a postgraduate qualification at the Wellington Faculty of Science.

The Wellington Faculty of Science offers exciting and challenging postgraduate programmes in an extensive range of disciplines. From the two trimester Graduate Diploma in Science to a full PhD, our qualifications will ensure you are fully equipped for a rewarding career in your chosen area of science.

The combination of excellence in teaching, world-class facilities and top-level research supervision, all provided in a friendly, supportive environment, makes science at this university a great experience.

Our collaborative links to Wellington-based research institutions such as Crown Research Institutes (CRIs), see many students conducting their research projects in conjunction with scientists at the CRIs, or employed there as summer interns. Shared laboratory and research equipment extends what is available on campus.

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Fill in the form to find out more about your study options in our Wellington Faculty of Science Postgraduate Handbook.

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I'm gaining the skills I wanted to acquire from postgraduate research. I'm looking at global issues while building confidence in my academic ability.

Clarrie Macklin

Master of Science in Geophysics student

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Doctor of Philosophy

Begin your career as a scientist or academic and complete a major piece of original research with a PhD.

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Student funding

The Wellington Faculty of Science offers a number of funding support options for postgraduate students.

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