Victoria University of Wellington

12 months
23736 USD/year
6106 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Get a degree that's recognised worldwide and contribute to knowledge in your field. A Master of Science in Geophysics (MSc) from Victoria University of Wellington  will develop your technical, laboratory and academic writing skills to prepare you for a career in science.


During your studies you might also author publications for peer-reviewed journals.

To do an MSc by thesis you'll need an Honours degree or postgraduate diploma in an appropriate field, with an average grade of B+ or higher in your subject area.

Study for a PhD

If you do well in your Geophysics (MSc) from Victoria University of Wellington Master's degree, and show an aptitude for advanced research, you'll be able to apply to do a PhD.

A PhD is the highest academic qualification offered by the University. You’ll carry out original and sustained research under supervision from world-class academics in the Wellington Faculty of Science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Field Geophysics
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Solid Earth Geophysics
  • Professional Weather Diagnosis
  • Radiation and Thermodynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 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.




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

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

    23736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23736 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6106 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6106 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • Estimated international : NZ$37,550 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic  : NZ$9,515 for the full programme


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