12 months
42801 USD/year
10592 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Many of the most pressing issues facing New Zealand and the world today climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and how to respond to new technologies can't be solved using traditional scientific approaches. The Society programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .


Key facts

In the age of social media, clickbait headlines and 'fake news', new means of communicating science and engaging different groups and communities are required.

You'll learn how to engage New Zealanders in conversations about the science that impacts their lives so they can make informed decisions. Find out how you can influence policy change and research priorities. The Society programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .

Advance your expertise with PhD study

Your Master of Science in Society may include enough research to qualify you to apply for PhD study.

If you want to pursue an academic or research career, you can complete a PhD. You’ll work under supervision to produce original research that makes a significant contribution to knowledge. Full-time candidates usually complete the degree within three to four years.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Youth, Society and Education
  • Thesis in Science in Society
  • Key Themes and Readings in Science in Society
  • Accounting, Organisations and Society
  • Education, Society and Culture

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 in a science (or other approved) subject.
  • 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.
  • Estimated international : NZ$59,171 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic  : NZ$14,643  for the full programme

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.


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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