The world is facing immense challenges. For every problem, science is helping us find solutions. Science needs bright young minds with new ideas and approaches. Science needs people like you who want to make a difference.
Welcome to UC Science, where you’ll find like-minded people, leading researchers to mentor you, and challenging, rewarding programmes; some of which are unique in Australasia.
You’ll get to experience science in the real world – in our labs and on-site research centres and clinics, at our field stations and in the workplace.
Whatever stage you’re at—if you’re just starting out in science, want to dive deeper in your field of research, are keen to advance in your career or are seeking a new challenge—we will help you succeed.
Undergraduate study is the first step to a career in science. It can open doors to many other careers too.
Postgraduate study at UC is flexible, challenging and hugely rewarding. You can study full- or part-time and choose from six-month courses to a four-year PhD.
UC has the most field stations of any New Zealand university and offers hi-tech laboratories, world-leading research centres and latest scientific technologies.
Out graduates’ transferable skills are highly valued with the skills to make a real difference in society. Take a look at our reasons why UC is a unique place to study science.
Are you a science teacher? Careers counsellor? Looking for classroom resources? After an expert scientist? Get in touch, we’re here to help.
Our staff and advisors offer ongoing study advice and guidance, in addition to the many support initiatives at UC.
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