Victoria University of Wellington

12 months
35577 USD/year
9579 USD/year
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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 .

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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


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 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 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

    35577 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35577 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$53,750 for the full programme

Estimated domestic  : NZ$14,472 for the full programme


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