Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s top ranked university for intensity of high-quality research (2018 Performance-Based Research Fund). As a capital city university, the University has strong links with government departments and agencies, international agencies, industries, regional and local government, iwi and environmental organisations, as well as some of New Zealand’s major research institutes.
Victoria University of Wellington consistently ranks among the world’s best universities. It is ranked 215 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings and in 2015 it received five stars from QS Stars University Rating in each of the eight categories- arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching.
In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Victoria University of Wellington has two subjects ranked in the top 50 in the world, including Library and Information Management, which sits within the Information Studies programme at Victoria Business School. The University is ranked in the top 100 universities in 13 subjects in total: Communication and Media Studies, Development Studies, Earth and Marine Sciences, English Language and Literature, Geography, Law, Library and Information Management, Linguistics, Mineral and Mining Engineering, Performing Arts, Politics and International Studies, Psychology, Religious Studies (called Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies in the QS rankings).
Victoria University of Wellington aims to produce graduates whose learning has been developed inside and outside of the classroom, experientially, and informed by a global perspective. There are ten faculties, eight of which conduct teaching and research—Architecture and Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Science and Victoria Business School.
Wellington sits on a stunning natural harbour and is surrounded by lush green hills, wellington is a beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan city and region.
Undergraduate – Faculties/Departments and Programs
Faculty of Architecture and Design
- Bachelor of Architectural Studies
- Bachelor of Building Science
- Bachelor of Design Innovation
- Graduate Certificate in Designed Environments
- Graduate Diploma in Design Innovation
- Graduate Diploma in Designed Environments
Faculty of Education
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
- Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
- Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary)
- Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Health
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
Study Abroad and Exchange
Victoria Business School
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Tourism Management
- Graduate Certificate in Commerce
- Graduate Diploma in Commerce