Course details

Master of Science in Society
Domestic tuition $9,336 per year
International tuition $20,650 per year
Course length 1.5 years
Completion rate N/A
NZQF Level 9
Employment rate N/A
In further study N/A
Median earnings N/A

About the course

Graduates will demonstrate a specialised understanding of the central concepts, theories, issues and debates related to the role of science in society. They will demonstrate insight into, and respect for, multiple and sometimes conflicting perspectives on science. They will be able to analyse, critique and reflect on science and science engagement processes; communicate clearly and effectively about science and the science sector orally and through written and visual media; work collaboratively; and manage resources and time on self-directed projects. Graduates will be qualified to work in a range of fields, including science communication, science media, science policy, science-related advocacy, stakeholder engagement, and science management, for private, public and non-governmental science-sector employers. Graduates with very good grades may be able to progress to a PhD.

About the provider

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city university, located at the centre of culture, creativity, government, technology and lawmaking.

Ranked number 1 for research quality, we are one of New Zealand's oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence. We carry out world-class research and teaching that has global impact.

At Wellington's University, you’ll be pushed to think independently and inspired to succeed. Be part of our diverse and friendly community in the thriving capital.