Victoria University of Wellington

Master On Campus
12 months
36508 USD/year
9579 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 .


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 
  • Introduction to 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.

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 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

  • International

    36508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36508 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9579 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9579 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • Estimated international : NZ$55,850 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic  : NZ$14,472 for the full programme


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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Victoria University of Wellington


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