GUIDE TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY 2020 - VICTORIA UNIVERSITY WELLINGTON

GUIDE TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY 2020 - VICTORIA UNIVERSITY WELLINGTON
GUIDE TO
POSTGRADUATE STUDY
GUIDE TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY 2020 - VICTORIA UNIVERSITY WELLINGTON
“Postgraduate study at Victoria University of Wellington
                                  helped me gain national and international exposure as an
                                  industrial designer. I have been able to develop industry
 EXPLORE POSTGRADUATE             connections and kick-start my career at Weta Workshop.”
     STUDY OPTIONS
                                  Nicole Hone
                                  Graduate, Master of Design Innovation
www.victoria.ac.nz/postgraduate   Digital Manufacturing Research and Development Intern, Weta Workshop
GUIDE TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY 2020 - VICTORIA UNIVERSITY WELLINGTON
CONTENTS                                                                                                    WELCOME
Welcome						 3                                                                                             Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s
                                                                                                            globally ranked capital city university. Located in the
About Victoria University of Wellington 		                                    4                             geographic, political, and cultural heart of New Zealand,
                                                                                                            the University is at the centre of a vibrant city with a
A great place to study				                                                   6
                                                                                                            truly international perspective.
An investment in your future 			                                              7                             As a postgraduate student, you will be part of a dynamic
                                                                                                            community, enjoy a student experience that is second to
Enhance your postgraduate experience		                                        8                             none, and gain world-class qualifications that will help you
Funding your study 				                                                      10                             thrive in the international job market.
                                                                                                            As a location to live and study, Wellington is hard to beat. It
Admission and enrolment 			                                                  12                             is a culturally diverse city that is easy to get around and is
International students 				                                                  13                             safe and sophisticated. There are many different types of
                                                                                                            accommodation to cater for a range of preferences. Our
Support for students 				                                                    14                             students help create, and also enjoy, the city’s lively and
                                                                                                            cosmopolitan feel.
Overview of programmes 			                                                   16
                                                                                                            Victoria University of Wellington is proud of its proven
Faculty of Graduate Research 			                                             19                             history of high-quality research supervision and suite of
                                                                                                            highly relevant taught postgraduate programmes. We benefit
Faculty of Architecture and Design 		                                        22                             from strong connections with government, business, and the
                                                                                                            country’s top scientific, cultural, and creative organisations.
Faculty of Education 				                                                    26
                                                                                                            You will have access to outstanding facilities and a network
Faculty of Engineering 				                                                  28                             of support services, and work with top supervisors and
                                                                                                            lecturers who can inspire you and keep you on track.
Faculty of Health 				                                                       31                             You will look back on your postgraduate experience here
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences                                    34                             as a rewarding time in which you followed your passion,
                                                                                                            broadened your career prospects, and participated in
Faculty of Law 					                                                         38                             the enduring quest to expand the boundaries of
                                                                                                            human knowledge.
Faculty of Science 				                                                  40
                                                                                                            We are delighted that you are considering postgraduate
Victoria Business School 			                                                 44                             study with Victoria University of Wellington, ranked the
                                                                                                            number one university in New Zealand for intensity of             As a postgraduate student,
Wellington ICT Graduate School 			                                           48                             high-quality research in the most recent Performance-Based
                                                                                                            Research Fund quality evaluation.
                                                                                                                                                                              you will be part of a dynamic
Who to contact			                                     Inside back cover
                                                                                                            This publication will help you explore your options, decide       community, enjoy a student
                                                                                                            your next steps, and begin your journey.
                                                                                                                                                                              experience that is second to
 Cover and inside cover: For her Master’s thesis, Design
Innovation graduate Nicole Hone used 4D multi-material
                                                                                                                                                                              none, and gain world-class
printing to create a collection of beautiful objects named                                                                                                                    qualifications that will help
‘hydrophytes’, futuristic aquatic ‘plants’ that interact naturally
with physical surroundings such as water currents and human                                                                                                                   you thrive in the international
touch. Go to www.victoria.ac.nz/nicole-hone for more
information on Nicole’s research project.
                                                                                                                                                                              job market.
                                                                                                            Professor Grant Guilford
Important notice: Victoria University of Wellington uses all reasonable                                     VICE-CHANCELLOR
skill and care to ensure the information contained in this document is
accurate at the time of being made available. However, matters covered
by this document are subject to change due to a continuous process
of review, and to unanticipated circumstances. The University therefore

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reserves the right to make any changes without notice. So far as the law
permits, the University accepts no responsibility for any loss suffered by
any person due to reliance (either whole or in part) on the information
contained in this document, whether direct or indirect, and whether
foreseeable or not.



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                                                                                  *Deutsche Bank Research
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ABOUT VICTORIA
UNIVERSITY OF
                                                                                                                              STARS
                                                                                                                                                         ™         Victoria University of Wellington has
                                                                                                                                                                   been awarded five stars overall in
                                                                                                                              RATING SYSTEM                        the QS global university ratings. In




WELLINGTON
                                                                                                                                                                   addition, the University received five
                                                                                                                   2019
                                                                                                                                                                   stars in each of the eight categories.




Victoria University of Wellington is committed to leading                                                          RANKED NUMBER 1
thinking on major issues that impact environmental, societal,                                                      We know that high-quality research is often the
cultural, and economic wellbeing. The University is also                                                           stimulus for graduates to broaden their research
commited to building bridges between communities and to                                                            activities. The University is focused on retaining
deepening our intellectual influence in Wellington, New Zealand                                                    and building on our position as New Zealand’s
and the Asia–Pacific region. Whatever your aspirations, we can                                                     top-ranked university for research quality1.
offer you a postgraduate programme that will widen your skills                                                     Our strong research culture drives our enthusiasm for
and deepen your knowledge across a range of important areas.                                                       subject matter and enriches our teaching with cutting-
                                                                                                                   edge knowledge. Our researchers are also successful
                                                                                                                   entrepreneurs who have partnered with business to
                                                                                                                   bring new products and ideas to commercial markets.




                                                                                                                   VICTORIA BUSINESS SCHOOL
                                                                                                                   is among the 1 percent of business schools
                                                                                                                   worldwide to achieve the highly sought-
                                                                                                                   after triple crown of international commerce
                                                                                                                   accreditations2.                                                                                                                         
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                                                                                                     to n H u b   Victoria University of Wellington is a global
                                                                                                                   university, with students from 114 countries,
                                                                                                                   more than 196 university partners worldwide,
                                                                                                                   and about 40 percent of staff from overseas.




                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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                                             Our capital city connections mean students
                                             have excellent opportunities for part-time                            1   2018 Performance-Based Research Funding Quality Evaluation.
                                             work, volunteering, and internships, as well as                       2   The triple crown is achieved through accreditation by the three largest and most influential business
                                                                                                                       school accreditation associations: AACSB—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business,
                                             networking for jobs once they graduate.                                   AMBA—the Association of MBAs, and EQUIS—European Quality Improvement System.




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A GREAT PLACE                                                                                                                                                       AN INVESTMENT
           TO STUDY                                                                                                                                                            IN YOUR FUTURE
                                                                                                                                                                                      If you’re weighing up whether
                                                                                                                                                                                      higher education is worth the cost
                                                                                                                                                                                      and effort, you may be reassured
                                                                                                                                                                                      to know that earnings data taken
                                                                                                                                                                                      from the University’s annual
                                                                                                                                                                                      Graduate Destinations Survey*
                                                                                                                                                                                      consistently show that those
                                                                                                                                                                                      with postgraduate qualifications
                                                                                                                                                                                      command premium earnings.


                                                                                                                                                                               FINANCIAL BENEFITS
                                                                                                                                                                               The financial benefits of a postgraduate degree depend upon
                                                                                                                                                                               your chosen career. Higher qualifications may provide you
                                                                                                                                                                               with a better starting salary and faster career advancements
                                                                                                                                                                               in one field, while in another, career experience may be
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                                                                               SHELLY Park                                 A lively, creative capital city,
                                                                                BAY Road                                                                                       The benefits of postgraduate study are not just financial.
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                                                                                        Post
                                                                                                                           Wellington is also New Zealand’s
                                                                                                                                                                               Investing in your personal development can be rewarding
  BROOKLYN                               Graduate School
                                                                                     Production
                                                                                      roduction
                                                                                                                           political, scientific, and cultural                 in itself. As well as subject-specific knowledge, you will
                                         of Nursing, Midwifery                                    The Weta Cave
                                         and Health
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                                                                                                                           heart. Compact and easy to get                      develop skills you can transfer to everyday life, such as time
  Wellington Regional Hospitall                                                               Miramar Creative Centre
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                                                                                                                           around, the city has great public                   management, research, presentation, and writing. If you’re
                             TOWN
                          NEWTOWN                                                          The Roxy Cinema                 transport, or you can walk just                     already employed and studying alongside your job, you will
                                                                                    MIRAMAR                                about anywhere.                                     be sending signals to your employer that you’re serious
                                                     KILBIRNIE                                                                                                                 about career progression.
                                Wellington Zoo                                                                             Wellington has something for everyone, with
                                                                                                                           great shopping, beaches, mountain bike trails,      The University can help you establish important employment
 KEY
                                                                                                                           galleries, museums, restaurants, and the best       networks while you study. A growing number of postgraduate
                                                 Wellington International Airport
       Victoria University of                                                                                                                                                  programmes now offer internship or work placement
       Wellington sites                                                                                                    café culture in the country. Enjoy the vibrant
                                                                                                                           nightlife of the central city and check out the     opportunities, and our Careers and Employment team works
       Wellington landmarks
                                                                                                        BREAKER            night markets, festivals, theatre, and live music   with an extensive network of more than 900 organisations,
                                                         LYALL BAY                                        BAY                                                                  many of which hold graduate recruitment events throughout
                                                                                                                           shows every night of the week.
                 ISLAND BAY                                                                                                                                                    the year. Through CareerHub, you will have access to a range
                                                                                                                           Lonely Planet says, “A small city with a big rep,   of job opportunities, career preparation workshops, and
       Coastal                                                                                                             Wellington is famous for being New Zealand’s        employer presentations.
       Ecology
       Lab                                                                                                                 constitutional and cultural capital.”
                                  HOUGHTON                                                                                                                                      www.victoria.ac.nz/careers
                    ISLAND           BAY               Taputeranga
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   Y
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ENHANCE YOUR
      POSTGRADUATE
      EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                                            Through my studies,
                                                                                                                                            I’ve been very fortunate
                                                                                                                                            to meet and work
                                                                                                                                            with people from all
                                                                        TAKE ON A LEADING ROLE                                              corners of the globe.
          OUR GRADUATES: ENGAGED                                        Victoria Plus is the University’s prestigious service and           These interactions and
          GLOBAL CITIZENS                                               leadership development programme. It recognises a                   relationships have opened
                                                                        significant contribution to volunteering and student
          Victoria University of Wellington                             support work within the University and the wider Wellington         my mind to different ways
          students graduate from a university                           community. The programme offers many opportunities to               of living and thinking.
                                                                        develop social responsibility, leadership, and employability
          in which students are encouraged to                           skills, and you can tailor the programme to suit your
          become global citizens and to take                            schedule, interests, and specific area of study. The
          opportunities to engage with their                            programme also helps prepare you for transition to the
                                                                        workplace. Victoria Plus can be completed at certificate
          university, their city, and the world.                        or award level and is acknowledged on your academic
                                                                        transcript.

      GO ON AN OVERSEAS EXCHANGE                                         www.victoria.ac.nz/victoria-plus

      Victoria Abroad is an exchange programme that offers you
      the opportunity to broaden your horizons while studying           SHORT COURSES
      towards your degree. Through Victoria Abroad, you can study       Are you interested in learning from the best without
      at one of more than 140 partner universities in 30 countries      enrolling in a university qualification? We offer more than 70
      around the world. You will pay our tuition fees and be eligible   professional and executive development short courses and
      for a StudyLink Student Loan. You will also receive a $1,000      programmes aimed at working professionals. Courses are
      grant from Victoria Abroad towards the exchange.                  taught by our academics and associates, visiting experts, and
       www.victoria.ac.nz/victoria-abroad                              business leaders. Public courses are available throughout

                                                                                                                                         LATU CLARK
                                                                        the year, and in-house and customised programmes can be
                                                                        organised for your workplace. We offer short courses across
      INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP                                          the complete spectrum of the University’s expertise and
                                                                        knowledge. Course topics include accounting, administration      Graduate, Master of Science in Ecology and Biodiversity
      The Victoria International Leadership Programme (VILP)
      is an award-winning, extracurricular programme that has           skills, business improvement, communication and
      been developing active global citizens at the University since    engagement, economics, finance, leadership, management,
                                                                                                                                         The Ecology and Biodiversity programme exceeded my                 After graduating in 2017, I worked as a tour guide at Zealandia.
      2008. The programme is open to all students enrolled at any       managing yourself, project management, public policy and
                                                                                                                                         expectations—I really enjoyed the hands-on learning that           This was a fantastic role for me as it combined my passion
      level in a degree at the University. It is the only programme     management, te reo Māori, and Treaty of Waitangi.
                                                                                                                                         was made possible by the proximity of Victoria University of       for people and wildlife. I then went travelling in Europe for
      of its kind at a New Zealand tertiary institution and will                                                                         Wellington to ecological sanctuaries and reserves such as          a few months and returned to Wellington to work at the
                                                                         www.victoria.ac.nz/profdev
      interest you if you wish to pursue a truly global career.                                                                          Zealandia and Otari-Wilton's Bush.                                 Ministry for Primary Industries as an adviser for horticulture
      The programme is designed to develop your leadership                                                                                                                                                  imports. My team regulates the import of fresh fruit and
      potential and cross-cultural competence, deepen your                                                                               During my time at the University, I had opportunities to teach
                                                                                                                                                                                                            vegetables into New Zealand.
                                                                                                                                         and mentor undergraduate students, participate in leadership
      knowledge, and advance your ability to think critically about
                                                                                                                                         programmes, volunteer with Disability Services and the             Through my studies, I’ve been very fortunate to meet and work
      global leadership challenges. The programme is free and is
                                                                                                                                         International Buddy Programme, and gain research experience        with people from all corners of the globe. These interactions
      acknowledged on your academic transcript.
                                                                                                                                         through the Summer Research Programme.                             and relationships have opened my mind to different ways of
       www.victoria.ac.nz/vilp                                                                                                                                                                             living and thinking, and this has been a huge asset whenever
                                                                                                                                         While I was studying, I completed the Victoria Plus Award.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have travelled overseas.
                                                                                                                                         This programme encouraged me to pursue service and
                                                                                                                                         leadership opportunities and the portfolio at the end helped
                                                                                                                                         me to identify my key personality traits and skills that would
                                                                                                                                         be attractive to potential employers. I was also an Āwhina
                                                                                                                                         mentor for four years. I really enjoyed being part of the Āwhina
                                                                                                                                         whānau—we all looked out for each other and the sense of
                                                                                                                                         community that was created made me feel well supported
                                                                                                                                         during my studies.




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FUNDING
      YOUR STUDY
      SCHOLARSHIPS                                                      EMPLOYMENT DURING STUDY
                                                                        If you hold a Victoria University of Wellington scholarship,
      Our strong research culture is reflected in our scholarships,
      which are available for PhD and Master’s by thesis                there are limits on the number of hours you are entitled to
      candidates in all disciplines. Graduate awards are open           be employed, and you will need to check the scholarship
      to graduates of any university enrolling in Honours or            regulations carefully. Employment at the University is more
      coursework Master’s programmes. Scholarships are available        likely to be approved than employment elsewhere.
      for domestic and international students.                          Postgraduate students are often employed as tutors,
                                                                        laboratory demonstrators, and teaching or research
      PhD FUNDING                                                       assistants. This type of employment is a great opportunity
                                                                        to gain valuable professional and teaching experience while
      The University awards scholarships to applicants applying         studying. However, it is important that you discuss your work
      to the PhD programme on the basis of academic merit,              commitments with your postgraduate coordinator
      research ability and, if relevant, a publication record.          and/or your supervisor to ensure you are able to balance
      Approximately 120 new PhD scholarships are offered                your workload. International students need to check their
      each year, in three rounds. Victoria Doctoral Scholarships        visa requirements regarding employment.
      currently provide an annual stipend of $23,500 plus tuition
      fees for up to three years.                                       FEES
      Closing dates for PhD admission and scholarships are              Tuition fees are charged each academic year on a per-point
      1 March, 1 July, and 1 November each year.                        basis and vary by faculty or subject. International students
                                                                        are charged a different rate from domestic students, with
       www.victoria.ac.nz/phd-apply
                                                                        the exception of PhD students, who pay domestic fees. All
                                                                        students are also required to pay compulsory levies. You can
      OTHER POSTGRADUATE                                                pay fees in various ways.
      SCHOLARSHIPS                                                       www.victoria.ac.nz/fees
      Victoria Master’s by Thesis Scholarships are awarded to            www.victoria.ac.nz/payments
      candidates on the basis of academic merit and the suitability
      of the research topic. They provide a stipend of $15,000          If you have any queries regarding fees or payments, contact
      and domestic tuition fees for one year. Applicants must be        a fees adviser in Student Finance.
      undertaking a thesis of at least 90 points. The closing date is
                                                                         student-finance@vuw.ac.nz
      1 November each year.
      Victoria Graduate Awards are open to students who will be         INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
      enrolled full time in an Honours or Master’s degree taken via     There are dozens of scholarships available to international
      coursework, or a combination of coursework and a thesis or        students, including the NZ$10,000 automatic fees
      research project of fewer than 90 points. The closing date is     scholarship for select taught Master’s programmes, and the
      1 November each year.                                             Global Alumni Graduate Fees Waiver for a discount of up to

      SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION                                           20 percent off tuition fees for returning students enrolling in
                                                                        a taught postgraduate programme.
      PROCESS                                                            www.victoria.ac.nz/international-scholarships
      Information and details of how to apply are available on
      the Scholarships website. Although you may apply for a            New Zealand’s work rights for international students are
      scholarship before the documentation for your enrolment           among the best in the world. Graduates with a Bachelor’s
      is complete, any offer of a scholarship will be conditional       degree, or higher, can stay and work in New Zealand for up
      on gaining enrolment into your programme of study and             to three years. Most international students are also eligible
      admission to the University.                                      to work some hours during their studies.

      A full list of postgraduate scholarships and access to a           www.victoria.ac.nz/international-working
      range of funding, including externally funded scholarships, is
      available online.

       www.victoria.ac.nz/scholarships

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ADMISSION                                                                                                                              INTERNATIONAL
         AND ENROLMENT                                                                                                                          STUDENTS
         The following is a general guideline for entry into postgraduate programmes at                                                       Victoria University of Wellington has a strong international
                                                                                                                                              focus, with students from more than 100 countries and
         Victoria University of Wellington. You will need to go to our website for specific
                                                                                                                                              partnerships with 196 universities around the world.
         information about entry criteria for your chosen programme. Check with your faculty
                                                                                                                                              We offer joint teaching programmes in a number of
         for application deadlines and starting dates.
                                                                                                                                              countries, a campus presence in Viet Nam, and about
                                                                                                                                              40 percent of our staff are from overseas. Our diversity and
         DOMESTIC STUDENTS                                                  INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                            global outlook offer students a vibrant, rich, and innovative
           1   APPLY TO ENROL                                               All new international students need to apply directly             postgraduate experience.
               Most students wishing to enrol for postgraduate              through Victoria International. You can apply at any              If you are an international student, your first point of contact
               or graduate programmes can complete an online                time and there is no application fee to pay.                      for information and advice is Victoria International. The
               enrolment application.                                                                                                         team at Victoria International will help you apply and enrol,
                                                                            1    APPLY                                                        and will provide you with award-winning student support
                 www.victoria.ac.nz/apply                                       Follow the application process on the Victoria               services throughout your studies.
               You will be asked to select an ‘admission type’ based             International website and submit an application
                                                                                 form by the following deadlines.                             Living and studying in a foreign country can be challenging.
               on your previous qualifications and results. As most
                                                                                 Trimester 1: Apply by 1 December                             You’ll be guided through your transition to the University and
               postgraduate programmes require a completed degree
                                                                                 Trimester 2: Apply by 1 May                                  Wellington with an arrival meeting service and tailored
               for entry, ‘qualification assessment above entrance
               level’ is usually the most appropriate admission type.            Trimester 3: Apply by 1 September.                           two-day orientation, and you can join our International            Prospective international
               For other admission types, go to our website.                      www.victoria.ac.nz/international-apply
                                                                                                                                              Buddy Programme. We’ll help you settle in so you can get the        PhD candidates should
                                                                                                                                              best out of your time here.                                          contact the Faculty of
                 www.victoria.ac.nz/admission
                                                                            2    RECEIVE YOUR OFFER OF PLACE                                     www.victoria.ac.nz/international                                   Graduate Research.
               Some Master’s by research programmes require paper                Once your application is complete and has been
               applications. Check with the relevant faculty office              assessed and approved by Victoria International                                                                                   www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr
               before you apply, as you will also need to talk with staff        and the relevant faculty, we will email you an
               first to ensure supervision capability.                           Offer of Place. This will contain information about
                 www.victoria.ac.nz/enrol-postgrad                              meeting any conditions and paying your fees.

           2 SUBMIT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION                                3    ACCEPT YOUR OFFER OF PLACE
               You must supply proof of ID, proof of citizenship or              Accept your Offer of Place online. We will provide
               residency and, if you have completed prior study,                 you with information about what to do next to
               a copy of your academic transcript. You may also                  prepare for your studies.
               be asked to provide documentation specific to                     If you are returning to study at the University, you may         New Zealand has it all—breathtaking
               the programme you are applying for, such as a CV,                 be able to apply directly to your faculty or enrol online.       natural beauty, a vibrant and exciting
               references, or research plans.                                    Contact Victoria International for more information              culture, and some of the friendliest
               You will be advised of the documentation requirements              www.victoria.ac.nz/international                               people anywhere—in an area the size
               when submitting your enrolment.
                                                                                                                                                  of the United Kingdom or Japan. And
                 www.victoria.ac.nz/apply-documentation
                                                                                                                                                  Wellington is at the centre of it all.
                                                                             DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES
           3 APPROVAL and ADMISSION ASSESSMENT                                                                                                    In Wellington, you’ll find a thriving
               Once your application is complete and both the                All doctoral students (including international
               relevant faculty and the Admission Office have assessed       students) must apply online for admission to the                     capital city that is safe, diverse, and
                                                                             University through the Doctoral Admissions Office.
               and approved it, we will email you, advising that
                                                                             To find out what is required, go to the website.                     welcoming. It’s the ideal student
               either a Conditional Offer or an Offer of Study has been
               prepared for you.                                              www.victoria.ac.nz/phd-apply
                                                                                                                                                  location.

           4 ACCEPT YOUR ENROLMENT OFFER
                                                                             Doctoral applications are considered three times a                   Join us in the world’s most liveable
                                                                             year—on 1 March, 1 July, and 1 November. Successful
               To become fully enrolled, you must meet any additional                                                                             city* for world-class learning and a
                                                                             applicants must enrol in person at the Faculty of
               requirements and accept your Offer of Study. We will
                                                                             Graduate Research.                                                   study experience to remember.
               then email a Confirmation of Study.
                                                                                                                                                  *Deutsche Bank Quality of Life Survey, 2017 & 2018




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SUPPORT FOR                                                                                                                       DISABILITY SUPPORT
                                                                                                                                        Disability Services works closely with other student
                                                                                                                                                                                                          LIBRARIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                          There are library facilities on all campuses. They offer a



      STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                        academic services, the wider university community, and            range of services—research consultations, tours, classes,
                                                                                                                                        external support agencies to ensure that while you study          online subject guides, and tutorials—to help you use the
                                                                                                                                        here it is your academic ability that is challenged, and not      Library effectively.
                                                                                                                                        your impairment. If you are Deaf, have an impairment,
                                                                                                                                        injury, medical condition, mental illness, or specific learning    www.victoria.ac.nz/library
                                                                                                                                        disability, tailored assistance is available.
      POSTGRADUATE COURSE ADVICE                                       STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION                                                                                                              MINIMUM RESOURCES
                                                                                                                                         www.victoria.ac.nz/disability
      Our student liaison officers can assist you with exploring       The Postgraduate Students’ Association (PGSA) is the
      your postgraduate study options, connecting you with             representative organisation for postgraduate students                                                                              AGREEMENT
      faculties, and providing advice on the best way to get started   at Victoria University of Wellington. It is responsible for      EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES                                          The University, together with the Postgraduate Students’
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Association (PGSA), has a minimum resources agreement
      at the University.                                               advocacy, community building, and student representation.
                                                                                                                                        Victoria Kids, located at Fairlie Terrace at the Kelburn
                                                                       It organises the Victorias Awards, 3-Minute Thesis                                                                                 that applies to doctoral students and Master’s thesis
       www.victoria.ac.nz/postgrad                                                                                                     campus, offers up to 70 places for children under the age of
                                                                       competition, Postgrad Talks, and Research Excellence                                                                               students whose thesis component is at least 90 points.
                                                                                                                                        five years.
                                                                       Awards. Its monthly newsletter, the Postgraduate Informer, is
                                                                                                                                                                                                           www.victoria.ac.nz/resource-agreement
      RESEARCH AND LEARNING SUPPORT                                    the repository of ‘everything postgraduate’ at the University.    www.victoria.ac.nz/childcare
      Student Learning organises postgraduate writing workshops
      and research skills seminars on topics such as academic
                                                                        www.vuwpgsa.ac.nz
                                                                                                                                        FINANCE                                                           MUSLIM PRAYER ROOMS
      speaking, critical thinking, developing an argument, ethical                                                                      Student finance advisers provide confidential and non-            Muslim prayer rooms are available on all campuses.
      approval, literature reviews, research proposals, quantitative   ACCOMMODATION                                                    judgemental financial mentoring and budget advisory
                                                                                                                                                                                                           www.victoria.ac.nz/muslims-students-association
      and qualitative research, and thesis writing. You can also       Victoria Accommodation can assist you to find suitable           services to students.
      work one-to-one with a learning adviser to develop your          accommodation in halls of residence or the private
      research and writing skills.                                     housing market.                                                   www.victoria.ac.nz/financial-advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                          RECREATION
       www.victoria.ac.nz/student-learning                             www.victoria.ac.nz/accommodation                                                                                                 Victoria Recreation caters to students’ fitness, wellbeing,
                                                                                                                                        HEALTH                                                            recreation, and sporting needs. We are student friendly,
                                                                                                                                        Student Health offers a full range of affordable general          affordable, and located in the heart of Kelburn campus,
      MĀORI POSTGRADUATE SUPPORT                                       CAREERS                                                          practice medical services on campus.                              making getting involved and staying committed to your
      The University has a strong Māori community centred at 		        Careers and Employment helps you apply for jobs and                                                                                health and wellbeing easy.
                                                                                                                                         www.victoria.ac.nz/student-health
      Te Herenga Waka marae and our two Māori schools—		               internships, identify potential career opportunities, and                                                                          For high-performing athletes who require additional
      Te Kawa a Māui and Te Kura Māori.                                ensure your study plan reflects your career interests.                                                                             assistance, there are staff available who can help balance
      In addition, Āwhina offers opportunities to network and has       www.victoria.ac.nz/careers
                                                                                                                                        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                                            training and competition with academic demands.
      contacts within the wider community that Māori postgraduate                                                                       The University has more than 1,200 computers for student
                                                                                                                                                                                                           www.victoria.ac.nz/recreation
      students can access, such as the Te Kawa a Māui seminar                                                                           use, wireless internet coverage on all our campuses, and
      series and MAI ki Pōneke. Āwhina can also ensure you are         CHAPLAINS                                                        provides IT support services to all students.
      receiving the necessary support to complete your studies.        The University chaplains offer pastoral and practical support
                                                                                                                                         www.victoria.ac.nz/student-computing
                                                                       for all, regardless of belief.
       www.victoria.ac.nz/awhina
                                                                        www.anglicanchaplaincy.org.nz                                  INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
      PASIFIKA POSTGRADUATE SUPPORT                                                                                                     Victoria International offers support and services for all
      The University is committed to assisting Pasifika students and   CONFLICT RESOLUTION                                              international students. Our support services include an
                                                                                                                                        arrival meeting service; personal, cultural, and academic
      has staff, support services, and resources available to ensure   If you have any questions or concerns about issues on
                                                                                                                                        support on campus; student visa renewal; insurance claim
      your success. There are many opportunities facilitated by        campus linked to your safety or your study, contact the
                                                                                                                                        support; the International Buddy Programme; international
      the Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika) and       Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team for advice,
                                                                                                                                        student events, and more.
      others to network within the University and wider Wellington     assistance, and guidance.
      communities, and the private and public sectors.                                                                                   www.victoria.ac.nz/international
                                                                        www.victoria.ac.nz/disputes-advice
       www.victoria.ac.nz/pasifika

                                                                       COUNSELLING
                                                                       Counsellors are available at Student Counselling to discuss                                                                           FIND OUT MORE
                                                                       personal and academic issues that affect your general sense
                                                                       of wellbeing, your relationships, or your learning.                                                                                      www.victoria.ac.nz/student-support
                                                                        www.victoria.ac.nz/counselling




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GUIDE TO POSTGRADUATE STUDY 2020 - VICTORIA UNIVERSITY WELLINGTON
OVERVIEW OF                                                                                                                       DOCTORAL DEGREES                                                 DOCTOR OF HEALTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                         DOCTOR OF MIDWIFERY

      PROGRAMMES
                                                                                                                                        The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest degree the
                                                                                                                                        University offers. It is based on original, independent
                                                                                                                                        research under academic supervision. Normally, you will
                                                                                                                                                                                                         DOCTOR OF NURSING
                                                                                                                                        need a Master’s degree with a B+ grade to be accepted.           These three professional doctorates provide experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                         professionals in diverse clinical and non-clinical roles in the
                                                                                                                                        The average timeframe for completion of a PhD is between         health sector with a pathway to a higher degree that is both
                                                                                                                                        three and four years. Most candidates study full time, but
      GRADUATE CERTIFICATES                                                                                                             part-time enrolment may be possible.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         research based and professionally focused. The doctoral
                                                                                                                                                                                                         programmes consist of a combination of taught courses
      Graduate certificates are one-trimester programmes                                                                                                                                                 and a thesis, which will develop your understanding and
                                                                                                                                        All PhD candidates work under the supervision of leading
      (if studied full time) open to graduates in any field and are                                                                                                                                      expertise in research, evaluation, and professional practice,
                                                                                                                                        researchers who are generally at the University, but
      usually nested within a graduate diploma programme. They                                                                                                                                           including reflective practice.
                                                                                                                                        sometimes at external research institutes. We also allow
      are a convenient qualification if you wish to undertake a
                                                                                                                                        distance enrolment with prior approval.
      limited amount of study in an area of interest at an advanced
      undergraduate level.                                                                                                              You can study towards your PhD in any of our subject areas       DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS
                                                                                                                                        or you can forge your own links between subjects with            The Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) is a research degree
      GRADUATE DIPLOMAS                                                                                                                 original interdisciplinary research.                             for suitably qualified candidates who want to study
      Graduate diplomas, which take one year of study (if studied                                                                                                                                        Composition or Performance at the highest professional
      full time), enable students with a Bachelor’s degree in one                                                                       DOCTOR OF EDUCATION                                              level. The programme begins with a year of required
                                                                                                                                                                                                         coursework, leading to the preparation of a research
      discipline to transition to postgraduate study in a new area.
                                                                                                                                        The Doctor of Education (EdD) is designed for experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                         proposal. Once your proposal has been approved, you
      Alternatively, they can provide a short programme of study                                                                        professionals in the field of education who wish to gain a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         will undertake a further two years of creative and critical
      in an area of interest or an opportunity to specialise at an                                                                      research-based doctoral degree with a professional focus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         research, culminating in the presentation of creative
      advanced level in areas not included in your first degree. We                                                                                                                                      practical work through composition or performance (or a
                                                                                                                                        The programme will develop your understanding and
      offer graduate diplomas in arts, commerce, science, and a                                                                                                                                          combination of the two) together with a critical exegesis (a
                                                                                                                                        expertise in research, evaluation, and professional practice,
      range of other more specialised programmes—for example,                                                                                                                                            critical explanation or interpretation of a text).
                                                                                                                                        including reflective practice.
      the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) (see page 27).
                                                                                                                                        The programme has two parts. Part 1 consists of four
      POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATES                                                                                                         required courses (one year full-time equivalent) taught over
                                                                                                                                        four trimesters. Part 2 is a substantial research project that
      Postgraduate certificates are designed to widen and
                                                                                                                                        builds on the coursework and forms a thesis (two years'
      deepen your knowledge and skills at postgraduate level
                                                                                                                                        full-time equivalent). The programme adopts a cohort
      through taught courses and directed inquiry. They are a
                                                                                                                                        learning model to support you as you conduct an original
      pathway to other postgraduate study options and can
                                                                                                                                        piece of research that makes a significant contribution to
      provide professional development options within your
                                                                                                                                        knowledge and professional practice in education.
      area of interest. Postgraduate certificates can typically be
      completed in one trimester (if studied full time).

      POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS
      Postgraduate diplomas provide an option for graduates who
      wish to extend their knowledge and expertise in a subject area
      at postgraduate level. They usually take one year of full-time    MASTER’S DEGREES
      study or up to four years of part-time study to complete. Some
                                                                        A Master’s degree demonstrates evidence of the ability to
      may allow direct entry into a Master’s degree.
                                                                        work independently, evaluate research critically, implement
                                                                        research processes, and interpret and communicate
      HONOURS DEGREES                                                   experiences with a high level of skill.
      An Honours degree is usually undertaken, after completion
                                                                        All Master’s degrees are completed in a one-to-two-year
      of a Bachelor’s degree, as a one-year full-time programme
                                                                        period (if studied full time), depending on your earlier
      of coursework that includes a research component. Each
                                                                        qualifications and the particular degree.
      Honours programme is an individual course of study, designed
      in consultation with staff, which gives you the opportunity       A Master’s by research is a piece of supervised research
      to further explore and develop areas of interest in your          presented as a thesis, usually in the same discipline as that
      chosen field. Students who complete an Honours degree to a        studied at postgraduate level. Some Master’s by research
      satisfactory standard may be permitted to proceed to a Master’s   can include a small amount of coursework.
      by thesis programme or provisional enrolment in a PhD.
                                                                        A Master’s by coursework is taught through a stimulating
      In some cases, Honours is integrated into an undergraduate        range of higher-level coursework and may include internship
      degree. The Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB(Hons)), for        or work placement opportunities. Some Master’s by
      example, is a separate degree that runs concurrently with         coursework can include a research component. Some
      the LLB for above-average students selected by the Faculty        Master’s are designed as conversion Master’s to enable
      of Law during the course of undergraduate studies.                graduates of one discipline to transition into another.


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NEW ZEALAND QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK*                                                                            FACULTY OF

          LEVEL 7
                                                                                                                       GRADUATE             RESEARCH
                                                                                                                       TE HERE TĀURA RANGAHAU
                                                                                BACHELOR’S
                                                                                  DEGREE
                                                                                                                       The Faculty of Graduate Research—Victoria University of Wellington’s graduate school—
                                                                                                                       administers and oversees all of the University’s doctoral programmes.
                                                                                                                        www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr



                                                                                 GRADUATE                                                                                                FACULTY OF GRADUATE
                                                                                CERTIFICATE/                                                                                             RESEARCH
                                                                                 DIPLOMA1                                                                                                10 Kelburn Parade, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
                                                                                                                                                                                          pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
                                                                                                                                                                                         The Faculty of Graduate Research administers and oversees
                                                                                                                                                                                         all of the University’s postgraduate research qualifications.
          LEVEL 8                                                                                                                                                                        These include our research Master’s programmes, the
                                                                                                                                                                                         professional doctorates (in Education, Health, and Musical
                                                                                                                                                                                         Arts), and the PhD, which is the main doctoral qualification
                                     POSTGRADUATE                                                           HONOURS2                                                                     offered by the University. Candidates for all doctoral
                                       DIPLOMA                                                                                                                                           qualifications carry out research in the faculty or school that
                                                                                                                                                                                         oversees the academic programme.

                                                                                                                                                                                         The Faculty of Graduate Research provides additional
                                                                                                                                                                                         academic and professional support to all postgraduate
          LEVEL 9                                                                                                      A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN                                           research candidates through an orientation programme
                                                                                                                       Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to postgraduate study                 and a series of skills-development workshops and seminars
                                                                                                                       at Victoria University of Wellington. If you’ve already           presented by local and international speakers.
                                                        MASTER’S BY                                MASTER’S BY         decided to enrol here, congratulations on that decision—
                                                       COURSEWORK3                                  RESEARCH           you’ve chosen New Zealand’s leading research university.
                                                                                                                       Whether you have come directly from undergraduate study
                                                                                                                       or have been some years in the workforce, welcome.
                                                                                                                       Whether you are from New Zealand or are one of the many
          LEVEL 10                                                                                                     international students looking to study here, welcome.
                                                                                                                       Research is at the core of what a university does; it’s the
                                                                                                                       commitment to research that sets universities apart from
                                                                                       PhD4                            all other tertiary providers. The University is ranked first in
                                                                                                                       New Zealand for its research quality (2018 Performance-
                                                                                                                       Based Research Funding Quality Evaluation). Your decision to
                                                                                                                       explore postgraduate study makes you part of that research
                                                                                                                       activity—part of a community of scholars engaged in
                                                                                                                       developing new ideas, new products, and new processes—
                                                                                                                       which shares that new knowledge with others and so shapes
                                                                                                                       the future.
      Broken line indicates pathways that are possible in some programmes.                                             We hope you will find research as exciting and as rewarding
      *New Zealand Qualifications Framework determined by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.                    as we do.
      1
       An opportunity to change discipline without completing another degree.
      ²In the same discipline as a Bachelor's degree.
                                                                                                                       Professor Peter Whiteford
      ³Can be in the same (or similar) discipline as a Bachelor's degree or something different.                       DEAN OF GRADUATE RESEARCH
      ⁴The pathway to other doctorates depends on prior professional experience.
                                                                                                                        deanfgr@vuw.ac.nz




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I chose to study at the
                                                                                     University because of
                                                                                     the quality of education,
                                                                                     and the availability of
                                                                                     supervisors with expertise
                                                                                     in my area of research. The
                                                                                     University is also highly
                                                                                     ranked for research quality.
                                                                                                                                                  *2018 Performance-Based Research Funding Quality Evaluation




      JANE LI (YEVGENIYA LI)
      PhD candidate in Information Systems at the
      School of Information Management                                      While embarking on PhD studies can be daunting, the
                                                                            University has provided Jane with a supportive environment in
                                                                            which to develop her research skills.
      With a background in computer science and international
      management, Jane Li was drawn to the academic reputation of           “When I started my PhD, I had little knowledge about scientific
      Victoria University of Wellington for her PhD studies.                paradigms, theory building, and various qualitative and
                                                                            quantitative research methods. Another challenge was to
      “I chose to study at the University because of the quality of         learn how to read, process, and analyse a large amount of
      education, and the availability of supervisors with expertise         scientific literature quickly. It was quite challenging to gain
      in my area of research. The University is also highly ranked for      this knowledge in a short period of time. However, I received
      research quality.”                                                    valuable support from the School of Information Management
      Having previously lived abroad, Jane is now making the most           and my supervisors. Workshops at the Faculty of Graduate
      of living and studying in Wellington.                                 Research (FGR) have helped me become a better researcher,
                                                                            and I participate regularly in Shut Up And Write sessions,
      “Wellington is an amazing place to live, work, and study.             which provide social and moral support.”
      It's the cultural and political capital of New Zealand, and
      the community here is very diverse and inclusive. Living in           Jane says that good time management skills, and having the
      Wellington allows me to lead an active lifestyle; there’s all sorts   courage to ask for help, are key to succeeding on your PhD journey.
      of outdoor activities to try, and stunning nature to explore.”        “As a PhD student, you have a lot of freedom and your
      Studying at the University has given Jane the opportunity to          schedule is flexible, which might become a problem without
      participate in events both in New Zealand and overseas, while         good time management. Doing your PhD may be a very tedious
      also gaining valuable work experience as a research assistant.        process with various challenges, but you’ll be rewarded in the
                                                                            end. Don’t be afraid to ask for help: there are always people
      “Working on my Phd is about more than just sitting at my computer     who are willing to share their knowledge and experience,
      and writing my thesis. I have attended several workshops and          supervisors and colleagues who can support you, as well
      conferences, and I helped organise the New Zealand Information        as courses and workshops organised by FGR and the wider
      Systems Doctoral Consortium. Later, I am looking forward to           university, that will help you succeed.”
      presenting my research in the United States.”


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FACULTY OF
      ARCHITECTURE
                                                                                                                                          QUALIFICATION             DURATION       TRIMESTER          TYPE OF        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                               DELIVERY     INTERNSHIP
                                                                                                                                                                                   START              PROGRAMME                                                       METHOD       PRACTICAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   COMPONENT
                                                                                                                                          Graduate Certificate      1–2            1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related     On campus




      AND     DESIGN
                                                                                                                                          in Designed               trimesters                                       discipline
                                                                                                                                          Environments                                                               Portfolio is required
                                                                                                                                          Graduate Diploma          2 trimesters   1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related     On campus
                                                                                                                                          in Designed                                                                discipline
                                                                                                                                          Environments                                                               Portfolio is required

      TE WĀHANGA WAIHANGA-HOAHOA                                                                                                          Postgraduate Diploma
                                                                                                                                          in Architecture History
                                                                                                                                                                    2 trimesters   1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On campus

                                                                                                                                          & Theory                                                                   Portfolio is required
                                                                                                                                          Master of Architecture    2 years        1                  Coursework     Bachelor of Architectural Studies in             On campus
                                                                        The School of Architecture’s graduate research streams and        (Professional)                                              and research   Architecture or equivalent in a related
         SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE                                         the School of Design’s Design Research Innovation Lab (DRIL)                                                                                 discipline
                                                                        address contemporary architecture and design challenges                                                                                      Portfolio is required
         SCHOOL OF DESIGN                                               through design-led cross-disciplinary collaborations.             Master of Architecture    9–12 months    The first of any   Research       Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies       On campus
                                                                                                                                                                                   month (Dec                        or equivalent
         The Faculty of Architecture and Design is                      RESEARCH STRENGTHS IN ARCHITECTURE                                                                         and Jan not                       Portfolio is required
                                                                                                                                                                                   recommended)
         a leading centre of architecture, building                     Performance and technology                                        Master of Interior        2 years        1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related     On campus
         science, and design in New Zealand.                            n   Building performance                                          Architecture                                                and research   discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Portfolio is required
                                                                        n   Construction technologies and materials                       Master of Landscape       2 years        1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related     On campus
                                                                        n   Simulation methods and virtual spaces                         Architecture                                                and research   discipline
      Our facilities are considered some of the best in Australasia,                                                                                                                                                 Portfolio is required
      with high-quality design studios, a range of 3D printers, a       Sustainability and wellbeing                                      Postgraduate              1–2            1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related     On campus
      state-of-the-art Mac Media Lab, dedicated postgraduate            n   Design for indigenous contexts                                Certificate in            trimesters                                       discipline
                                                                                                                                          Architectural Science
      spaces, a library, workshops, photographic studios, computer      n   Design for wellbeing and positive social impact
      laboratories with computer-aided design and animation                                                                               Postgraduate Diploma      2 trimesters   1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related     On campus
                                                                        n   Resilient and sustainable cities                              in Architectural                                                           discipline
      software, and thermal, lighting, and structural performance                                                                         Science
      simulations. In 2019, the Faculty added to its innovative         Creative and critical design                                      Master of                 3 trimesters   1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related     On campus    Industry-related
      1.1 tonne industrial robotic arm with a second robot. These are                                                                     Architectural Science                                                      discipline                                                    project or
                                                                        n   Design representation
      being used to research the future of architecture construction                                                                                                                                                                                                               practicum
      and explore alternative building methods. We also added an        n   Design research                                               Master of                 9–12 months    1                  Research       Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural            On campus
      ultra-high resolution 3D print facility.                          n   History and theory                                            Architectural Science                                                      Science or an equivalent qualification
                                                                                                                                          (Research)                                                                 Preliminary research proposal is required
      Our postgraduate programmes encompass both design                                                                                   Graduate Diploma in       2 trimesters   1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related     On campus
      and the built environment. Students develop critical views,       RESEARCH CENTRES IN ARCHITECTURE                                  Design Innovation                                                          discipline
      make connections, and gain practical experience within a                                                                                                                                                       Portfolio is required
                                                                        n   Centre for Building Performance Research
      multidisciplinary environment, enabling them to go on to                                                                            Master of Design          4 trimesters   1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related     On campus
      become industry leaders both nationally and internationally.      n   Earthquake Hazard Centre                                      Innovation                                                  and research   discipline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Portfolio is required
      Students and staff are consistently recognised for the
      excellence of their work. In 2019, one of our students
                                                                        RESEARCH STRENGTHS IN DESIGN                                      Master of Design          3 trimesters   Any                Research       Bachelor’s degree in Design Innovation or        On campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     equivalent
      won the top Student Design Prize from the New Zealand
                                                                        INNOVATION                                                                                                                                   Portfolio is required
      Institute of Architects, and another won a gold medal in          n   Critical resilience: social and environmental resilience      Master of Design          3 trimesters   1                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area     On campus    Industry project
      landscape design, awarded by the IFLA president at the 10th                                                                         Technology*                                                                Portfolio is required
                                                                            and sustainability through design
      International Biennial of Landscape Architecture. We are                                                                            Master of User            3 trimesters   2                  Coursework     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a           On campus    Industry project
                                                                        n   D
                                                                            ata.Mine: data analysis in game design, interaction
                                                                                                                                          Experience Design*                                                         B grade average
      also recipients of top Awards from the Designers Institute
                                                                            design, and data visualisation
      of New Zealand, and have a number of ECC Dowse Student                                                                              Doctor of Philosophy      3–4 years      Any                Research       Honours or research Master’s degree,             On campus
      Craft/Design winners, and recognition in the international        n   MADE (multiproperty additive manufactured design 		                                                                                      preferably in relevant discipline

      Dyson Awards plus numerous awards from the Interior Design            experiments): digital fabrication and multi-material 3D      *Wellington ICT Graduate School Programme (see page 48).
      Educators Association. One of our staff was sole recipient of         printing
      the 2019 University Sustainability Excellence award.              n   More-than-human: multispecies design and research
      The Faculty’s industry partners provide opportunities for         n   Smart interactions: user-centred interaction design for
      postgraduate students to engage in research relevant and              healthcare and wellbeing
      valuable to industry, the profession, and society. The School     n   Social design lab: cultural, social, and indigenous
      of Design has significant industry collaboration, including
      partnerships with Weta Digital, and the School of Architecture
                                                                            knowledge through design, craft, and research                   FIND OUT MORE
      has strong links and partnerships with district and regional      n   Virtual world lab: virtual reality, immersive interactions         www.victoria.ac.nz/architecture
      councils and leads practices within the discipline both               and storytelling
      nationally and internationally.                                                                                                          www.victoria.ac.nz/design



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I wanted to study for a
                                                                                                                                               Master of Education at Victoria
                                                                                                                                               University of Wellington
                                                                                                                                               because the lecturers are
                                                                                                                                               super supportive, and I can
                                                                                                                                               contact them whenever
                                                                                                                                               I need help with my studies.

                                                                                      I was excited by the
                                                                                      potential of using the brain
                                                                                      to design architecture—
                                                                                      pushing the frontier of
                                                                                      architectural design and
                                                                                      questioning ideas of who,
                                                                                      or what skill set, is essential
                                                                                      for designing architecture.




      DUONG NGUYEN                                                                                                                      ERICA EILA TUESE
      Student, Master of Architecture (Professional)                                                                                    Student, Master of Education

      Duong Nguyen’s Master’s research explored how a designer        “Being accepted and presenting my work on the international       After completing a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre,     In the future, Erica hopes to continue to teach and study, with
      could use electroencephalography (EEG) to communicate           stage was highly advantageous as it helped me complete my         and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary), Erica Eila      the hope of inspiring young people, and developing herself as
      directly with a computer.                                       writing, present my work, and get valuable feedback,” he says.    Tuese gained employment as a secondary school teacher.          a teacher.
                                                                      “It also provided me with the confidence to connect to leading    During her work as a teacher, she was inspired to pursue
      “Traditionally, architectural design emphasises the use of                                                                                                                                        Balancing work and study has been a challenge for Erica, but
                                                                      researchers related to my research—opening up potentialities      postgraduate studies.
      motor skills and hand movements, either through drawing,                                                                                                                                          her advice is to never give up.
                                                                      for furthering my career.”                                        “My goal is to find ways to improve the education system
      model making, or digital methods,” says Duong.                                                                                                                                                    “This year I decided to study online, which has been a
                                                                      Duong also took on tutoring responsibilities and a leadership     for our students. This influenced my decision to undertake a
      “I was excited by the potential of using the brain to design                                                                                                                                      challenge. However, I am proud of how I have managed to
                                                                      role in the University’s virtual- and augmented-reality student   Master of Education.”
      architecture—pushing the frontier of architectural design and                                                                                                                                     balance both full-time work and study. My advice to new
                                                                      club, Looking Glass.                                              As a postgraduate student, Erica has benefited from the         postgraduate students is to persevere and believe in yourself.”
      questioning ideas of who, or what skill set, is essential for
                                                                                                                                        support provided by her lecturers, Pasifika advisers, and the
      designing architecture.”                                        Duong says the Master’s programme has allowed him to
                                                                                                                                        wider university.
                                                                      develop research within his area of interest, explore the
      Duong worked with three emerging technologies—artificial
                                                                      architectural discipline at an advanced level, and take a step    “I wanted to study for a Master of Education at Victoria
      intelligence, EEG, and virtual reality. The EEG technology
                                                                      forward in becoming a registered architect.                       University of Wellington because the lecturers are super
      tracks brainwave patterns and is used to record electrical
                                                                                                                                        supportive, and I can contact them whenever I need help with
      activity of the brain.                                          Duong particularly enjoyed his relationship with his              my studies.”
                                                                      supervisors, Tane Moleta and Professor Marc Aurel Schnabel.
      One of the highlights of Duong’s studies was the opportunity
                                                                      “They were open to all ends of exploration with my research.
      to present his research at the CAADRIA conference—a
                                                                      They also provided me with opportunities to work with aspects
      leading conference for the Association for Computer-Aided
                                                                      of it outside the University, which enriched my personal
      Architectural Design Research in Asia.
                                                                      development and research project as a whole.”

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FACULTY OF                                                                                                                    QUALIFICATION              DURATION                 TRIMESTER    TYPE OF                   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                      DELIVERY     INTERNSHIP/




      EDUCATION
                                                                                                                                                               (If studied full time)   START        PROGRAMME                                                         METHOD       PRACTICAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    COMPONENT
                                                                                                                                    Graduate Diploma           One calendar year        January      Coursework and            Bachelor’s degree or primary            Online       Teaching
                                                                                                                                    of Teaching (Early                                               teaching experience       teaching qualification                               experience


      TE WHĀNAU AKO PAI
                                                                                                                                    Childhood Education)*                                                                      Limited entry based on assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               exercise and academic merit
                                                                                                                                    Graduate Diploma of        One calendar year        January      Coursework and            Bachelor’s degree                       On campus    Teaching
                                                                                                                                    Teaching (Primary)                                               teaching experience       Limited entry based on assessment       or online    experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               exercise and academic merit
                                                                      RESEARCH STRENGTHS                                            Graduate Diploma of        One calendar year        January      Coursework and            Bachelor’s degree that includes two     On campus    Teaching
          SCHOOL OF EDUCATION / 			                                   n   Culturally responsive strategies                          Teaching (Secondary)                                             teaching experience       teaching subjects: one studied to       or online    experience
          TE PUNA AKO PAI                                                                                                                                                                                                      200 level and one to 300 level
                                                                      n   Discourse education                                                                                                                                  Limited entry based on assessment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               exercise and academic merit
          The Faculty of Education provides                           n   Educational policy and implementation studies
                                                                                                                                    Master of Teaching         One calendar year        January      Coursework                Bachelor’s degree in a relevant         On campus    Internship
          comprehensive graduate and                                  n   Effective intervention for special needs                  and Learning                                                                               learning area with strong GPA           and based
                                                                                                                                    (Primary)*                                                                                 Limited entry                           in schools
          postgraduate programmes that bridge                         n   Effective strategies for diversity
                                                                                                                                    Master of Teaching         One calendar year        January      Coursework                Bachelor’s degree in a relevant         On campus    Internship
          scholarship, research, and                                  n   E-learning, including Māori medium                        and Learning                                                                               teaching subject                        and based
                                                                                                                                    (Secondary)*                                                                               Limited entry                           in schools
          professional practice.                                      n   Global-mindedness and citizenship
                                                                                                                                    Bachelor of Education      2 trimesters             1 or 2       Coursework                BEd(Tchg)EC or Bachelor of Arts in      On campus
                                                                      n   Indigenous education and kaupapa Māori research           with Honours                                                                               Early Childhood Studies                 or online

                                                                      n   Māori knowledge and development                           Bachelor of Arts with      2 trimesters             1 or 2       Coursework                Bachelor of Arts in Education or        On campus
      Our disciplines include assessment practice, curriculum,                                                                      Honours in Education                                                                       equivalent                              or online
      diversity, education policy, education studies, educational     n   Motivation for learning                                   Master of Arts in          3 trimesters             Any          Research                  BA(Hons) in Education with First or     On campus
      psychology, Māori and Pacific education, and pedagogy. It       n   Numeracy and mathematics education                        Education                                                                                  Second Class Honours or equivalent
      is possible to complete a postgraduate qualification as an                                                                    Postgraduate               1 trimester              Any          Coursework                Bachelor’s degree in Education or a     On campus
      online or campus-based student, or by completing courses        n   Research on teaching and learning                         Certificate in                                                                             related discipline, approved teacher    and online
      in blocks.                                                                                                                    Education                                                                                  education qualification, or extensive
                                                                      RESEARCH CENTRES                                                                                                                                         practical, professional, or scholarly
      The Faculty of Education offers doctoral, Master’s,                                                                                                                                                                      experience
      and Honours programmes as well as graduate and                  n   He Pārekereke                                             Postgraduate Diploma       2 trimesters             Any          Coursework                Bachelor’s degree in Education or a     On campus
      postgraduate diplomas and certificates. We also offer a                                                                       in Education                                                                               related discipline, approved teacher    and online
                                                                      n   Institute of Early Childhood Studies                                                                                                                 education qualification, or extensive
      postgraduate qualification for the preparation of educational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               practical, professional, or scholarly
      psychologists.                                                  The Faculty of Education contributes to significant and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               experience
                                                                      strategic educational research and development activities.
      Qualified teachers are in high demand. TeachNZ scholarships                                                                   Master of Education        3 trimesters             Any          Coursework/research       Bachelor’s degree in Education or a     On campus
                                                                      The Faculty focuses on research and development to                                                                                                       related discipline, approved teacher    and online
      may be available for some subjects if students enrol in the     enhance theoretical and evidence-based educational policy                                                                                                education qualification, or extensive
      Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)        and practice, from early childhood to higher education,                                                                                                  practical, professional, or scholarly
      or the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) or the          nationally and internationally.                                                                                                                          experience
      Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary).                                                                                  Master of Secondary        3 trimesters             1            Coursework and            Bachelor’s degree with a B grade        Block
                                                                                                                                    School Leadership*                                               research                  average or a postgraduate
       www.teachnz.govt.nz                                                                                                                                                                                                    qualification, and hold a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               management position in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               secondary school, and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nomination from the principal
                                                                                                                                    Master of Educational      4 trimesters             1            Coursework/research       Bachelor’s degree in Education,         On campus
                                                                                                                                    Psychology                                                                                 Psychology, or Education and            with an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Psychology or an approved teacher       online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               education qualification with a          component
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               B grade average
                                                                                                                                    Postgraduate Diploma       One calendar year        January      Coursework/               MEdPsych and selection                  On campus    Internship
                                                                                                                                    in Educational                                                   practicum                 interview—limited entry
                                                                                                                                    Psychology Practice*
                                                                                                                                    Doctor of Education*       Depends on               1            Coursework/research       Bachelor’s degree with Honours          On campus
                                                                                                                                                               individual                                                      or a Master’s degree with First         and online
                                                                                                                                                               circumstances                                                   or Second Class Honours in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               relevant discipline and five years of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               professional work experience
                                                                                                                                    Doctor of Philosophy       6 trimesters             Any          Research                  Honours or research Master’s            On campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               degree, preferably in relevant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               discipline


                                                                                                                                   *This programme may not be suitable for international students.                         FIND OUT MORE
                                                                                                                                   Contact Victoria International for more information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              www.victoria.ac.nz/education


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