12 months
42801 USD/year
10592 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Get professional training in Meteorology and explore the fundamental concepts of dynamic meteorology, radiation and thermodynamics with a Meteorology degree offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .


Key facts

Taught in conjunction with New Zealand's leading weather forecasting organisation you'll learn about cloud physics, satellites, climatology and numerical weather prediction. Gain an expert understanding of mid-latitude weather systems, particularly weather systems in New Zealand and the Tasman Sea region. The Meteorology dprogramme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .You'll also do a practical project based on one of the research topics arising from the work of MetService. Gain new knowledge along with expertise in independent research, critical thinking and scientific rigour.

Choose to study the Master of Meteorology (MMet) or you can opt for the shorter Postgraduate Diploma in Meteorology (PGDipMet).

What you'll study

PGDipMet students will complete seven courses and MMet students will do nine.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Satellite Meteorology
  • Radiation and Thermodynamics for Meteorology 
  • Dynamical Meteorology
  • Mathematics for Earth Sciences
  • Cloud Physics and Boundary Layer Meteorology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics or similar subject with at least a B+ average. You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42801 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42801 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10592 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • NZ$14,643 national 
  • NZ$59,171 international

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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