M.Sc. On Campus

Science in Society

Victoria University of Wellington

12 months
28454 USD/year
6890 USD/year
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Get a degree that's recognised worldwide and contribute to knowledge in your field. A Master of Science in Society (MSc) offered at the Victoria University of Wellington will develop your technical, laboratory and academic writing skills to prepare you for a career in science.


Key facts

The Science in Society MSc  offered at the Victoria University of Wellington will take you between two and two and half years of full-time study or up to four years part time. In the first year of your MSc you'll take several courses related to your specialist subject area.

Study for a PhD

If you do well in your Master's degree, and show an aptitude for advanced research, you'll be able to apply to do 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. You’ll carry out original and sustained research under supervision from world-class academics in the Wellington Faculty of Science.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Science Communication 
  • Key Themes and Readings in Science in Society 
  • Contemporary Issues in Science, Environment and Technology - Seminar Series
  • Science and Humanities 

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in relevant subject.You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28454 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28454 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6890 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • NZ$9,631 national
  • NZ$39,771  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.


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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