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Victoria University of Wellington

Architectural Studies and Building Science


Come and design our physical world. Study all aspects of the built environment, from design and construction to habitability and materials.

  • Architectural Studies
  • Building Science


  • Accounting, Taxation and Commercial Law
  • Economics and Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Management
  • Marketing and International Business
  • Tourism Management

Conservation and the Environment

Study the environment from any angle: biological, political, ecological or societal.

  • Climate and the Environment
  • Ecology and Marine Biology
  • Renewable Energy Systems

Design, Film and Media 

Study writing, music, media and design in New Zealand's creative capital. Develop a critical perspective as well as practical skills.

  • Design
  • Film
  • Media Studies

Education and Teaching

Education isn't about filling a bucket, it's about lighting a fire. Become a teacher, learn to lead or delve into education issues.

  • Education
  • Language Teaching
  • Teacher Education

English Literature and Creative Writing


Learn to appreciate great literary works—historical and contemporary—from a new perspective. Discover how to write with conviction, in your own unique voice.

  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature

Engineering and Digital Technologies

Gain essential digital-based technology skills and knowledge—from software to hardware, robots to computer graphics, apps to healthcare devices.

  • Computer Graphics
  • Electronics and Computer Systems
  • Networking and Security
  • Software and Computer Science


Make a difference to the health of our communities, and improve lives. Study the science of curing diseases and creating new drugs, explore health research or take your nursing or midwifery career to the next level.

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Health

History and Philosophy 

Unravel the mysteries of the historical past and classical times, explore history through art and analyse the philosophical puzzles of daily life.

  • Art History
  • Classics
  • History
  • Philosophy

Languages and Linguistics 

Learn a modern language, study a different culture through its literature, or explore the linguistic structure and use of language.

  • Asian Languages and Cultures
  • English Proficiency
  • European and Latin American Languages and Cultures
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Translation
  • New Zealand Sign Language
  • Pacific Cultures and Languages
  • Te Reo Māori


There's no better place to study law than our globally-recognised law school, right in the legal heart of New Zealand.


  • Law UG/PG

Mathematics and Statistics

From cryptography to combustion, risk models to biostatistics: Mathematics and Statistics students seek out patterns and explore our information-rich world.


  • Actuarial Science UG
  • Data Science UG
  • Mathematics UG/PG
  • Statistics UG/PG
  • Stochastic Processes in Finance and Insurance PG

Music and Theatre 

Shakespeare to Shortland Street, brass to bass, scenography to scriptwriting, music therapy to musicology—study Music and Theatre in New Zealand's arts capital.

  • Music
  • Theatre

Politics and Public Policy

Dig into issues of power and diplomacy at home and abroad, or examine how governments and public agencies address issues through policy and management.

  • Politics and International Relations
  • Public Policy and Government


Study the links between human behaviour and the brain. Explore Psychology in different contexts—educational, forensic, neuroscientific and cross-cultural.

  • Educational Psychology
  • Psychology


Science is an adventure and scientists are explorers, looking into the unknown for solutions to life's most pressing problems and mysteries.

st pressing problems and mysteries.

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Development Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geography
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Physics
  • Science in Society

Social Sciences 

Examine the many facets of human experience and how we interact as individuals and communities.

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • Geography
  • Māori Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
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