Postgraduate study

Study in the heart of our capital city. Connect with our nation's government, lawmakers, high-quality research institutions, and a thriving arts and cultural community.

At Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington we offer over 180 specialist postgraduate programmes with flexible study options, including full-time, part-time, online and in person.

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Apply for a postgraduate qualification

You'll apply via Pūaha, our student portal, for most postgraduate qualifications—such as an Honours or Master's degree, certificate or diploma.

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Apply for a PhD or other doctorate

You’ll apply for a PhD or other doctorate through our Faculty of Graduate Research (FGR).

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Advance your career in business or government

Our professional postgraduate programmes are for people at all stages of their career—from new graduates to working professionals wanting to upskill or change direction.

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Kick start a new career in tech

Choose one of our conversion Master’s or specialised Master’s degrees to gain industry-relevant skills and experience, with the Industry Alliance Programme.

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Postgraduate scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships and awards to support your postgraduate study.

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Download our postgraduate handbooks

Check out programmes on offer, find course fees, apply dates, and scholarships related to your area of interest.

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Postgraduate community

Connect with fellow students and find out about the support, spaces, and services available to the postgraduate community at the University.

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