¿Qué aprenderé?

Explore the wonder of science: As a Bachelor of Science (BSc) student at Victoria, you’ll absorb knowledge, observe phenomena, experiment with ideas, and maybe even be part of making new discoveries. With a strong practical focus, a BSc will take you far beyond the lecture theatre. Apply your curiosity to the many laboratories, field trips, and summer scholar opportunities offered within this degree.

Geography focuses on the relationship between humans and their environment. You'll examine how human cultures shape the world around them, and investigate the differences and inequalities between and within different countries and nations.

Study biophysical systems - the way that different Earth, oceanic and atmospheric processes behave - and learn how these natural systems interact with one another.

Course Structure

For this degree you'll need to:

Complete at least 360 points, of which:

  • At least 270 points must be from courses listed for the BSc
  • At least 210 points must be from 200 and 300-level courses, including:
  • At least 150 points must be from courses listed for the BSc
  • At least 75 points must be from 300-level courses listed for the BSc

Courses listed for other degrees may be counted as being BSc courses, including:

  • A maximum of 30 points if taken to satisfy a BSc major
  • A maximum of 60 points if taken to satisfy a second major from another first degree at this university
  • A maximum of 60 points across both these categories
  • Complete one course in MATH 100-399, PHYS 100-399, QUAN 100-399, STAT 100-399, ENGR 121-123 or Engineering Physics for Electronics and Computer Systems (ENGR 142)
  • Complete one approved course that demonstrates competency in oral and written communications

In addition to the degree requirements, for this major you'll need to complete:

Four courses at 100 level:

  • The Earth System: An introduction to Physical Geography and Earth Sciences (GEOG 111)
  • Introduction to Human Geography and Development Studies (GEOG 112)
  • Environment and Resources: the Foundations (GEOG 114)
  • Statistics in Practice (STAT 193) (or equivalent)

Three courses at 200 level:

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Science (GEOG 215)
  • Human Geography: Approaching Our World (GEOG 217)

One course from:

  • Worlds of Development (GEOG 212)
  • Environment and Resources: New Zealand Perspectives (GEOG 214)
  • Ecology and Environment (GEOG 222)

Four courses at 300 level:

  • Research Design (GEOG 324)
  • Field Methods (GEOG 325)

One course from:

  • GEOG 312-316
  • Islands and Oceans: People, Power and Place (GEOG 322)

One further course from GEOG 300-399

At the end of your three-year BSc you can continue your learning with postgraduate studies. Give your career options a boost and choose from a range of postgraduate science programmes offered by Victoria.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Wellington Faculty of Science

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
NZ$31.350,00 (US$ 19.559) por año

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Aplicaciones hasta

1 December 2020, 1 May 2021

Más detalles

Fecha de inicio

6 Julio 2020, 2 Marzo 2021, 6 Julio 2021


Victoria University of Wellington

Kelburn Campus,

Level 2, Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade,



6012, New Zealand

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must hold High School Diploma with either a SAT score higher than 1650 with at least 500 in each of ‘critical reading’, ‘math’ and ‘writing’ or an ACT score of 24 or higher. English Language Requirements: IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5; or TOEFL 80 on the internet-based test; or Pearson Test of English: A score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50).

Para estudiantes internacionales

Achieve the International Baccalaureate Diploma, or three GCE Advanced Level passes at C grade, or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5; TOEFL 80 on the internet-based test; A minimum of three ratings of 4 and one rating of 3 in the Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test; Pearson Test of English: score of 50 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 42).

Encuentra las fechas y centros de examen IELTS más cercanos a ti

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


Acerca de esta universidad

Entre las 18.000 universidades del mundo, Victoria University of Wellington se ubica en el 2% superior y en el top 100 mundial por 13 asignaturas.

  • Más de 5 Estrellas en el QS Stars Rating of Excellence 2019.
  • Entre el 1% del mundo con triple acreditación para Negocios.
  • Primera en Nueva Zelanda por intensidad de investigación.
  • Ubicada en la ciudad capital de Nueva Zelanda.