Victoria University of Wellington

15 months
18534 USD/year
4884 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Earth and its environment are made up of many complex and beautiful systems, both natural and manmade. How do these systems—like the weather or population growth—shape us and our planet? The Geography programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington.

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Study Geography to learn about the world we live in and the processes that have created it. Look at human issues like poverty and inequality, and explore the relationships between natural systems. The Geography programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington.

At Victoria University of Wellington, you can study both the social and the physical aspects of geography. Choose to focus on the natural or the human environment, or gain an overall view of the different processes that shape the world we live in.

Out and about

You'll get the chance to work in the field. Study and research in urban and rural New Zealand, visiting remote locations like the Volcanic Plateau and southern glaciers. Work in sites and with communities in Africa, Antarctica and the Pacific.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Geography
  • The Earth System
  • Geographies of New Zealand
  • Geography of Development Studies
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Research Design
  • Population and Migration
  • Worlds of Development
  • Environment and Resources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

 Apply now and start studying once your application is accepted.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor's degree with Honours or equivalent in relevant subject.You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18534 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23168 USD for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    4884 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6106 USD for the full programme and a duration of 15 months.

Estimated international : NZ$36,100 for the full programme

Estimated domestic  : NZ$9,515  for the full programme


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