Research areas

Discover the main research areas and strengths of each faculty at Victoria University of Wellington and find out what research degrees are available.

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Architecture and design

The Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation is a leading centre for research in architecture, building science and design in New Zealand.

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Arts and humanities

Be part of the vibrant and stimulating culture of arts and humanities research in the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Business and government

Research at Wellington School of Business and Government contributes to more effective government policy and better business practice throughout New Zealand.

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Education

Research in the Wellington Faculty of Education is focused on improving policy and practice across the education sector.

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Engineering

Complete your research degree at the Wellington Faculty of Engineering—join a school with an international reputation in computer and electronic engineering.

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Health

The Wellington Faculty of Health provides innovation in health teaching and research, with the aim of improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

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Law

Join the law school ranked top in New Zealand for the quality of its research, and study in the heart of the capital city’s legal and political district.

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Social sciences

Research is at the heart of the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences—explore new ideas and challenge old ones, to contribute to a better world.

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Science

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