A-Z of Science subjects
Astronomy and astrophysics study the nature and distribution of matter and radiation throughout all time and space in the Universe.
Bioinformatics combines computer science with genomics to collect and analyse large, complex sets of biological data.
Biologists study living things and seek solutions to global issues relating to food supply, the environment and disease.
Gain applied skills in computer modelling language, speech processing, psycholinguistics, and machine learning for use in language technologies.
Computer Science is about helping people work efficiently and effectively by analysing needs and constructing appropriate solutions.
Economics is the study of social decision making in the production, exchange, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
Ecosystem Health and Biosecurity investigates the impact of change and human activity on the natural processes of our ecosystems.
Environmental Contamination is the science of prevention, mitigation, and treatment of contaminants and invasive organisms in our unique ecosystems.
Environmental Hazards and Disasters examines the earth science systems that lead to natural disaster events, and the issues caused by sudden, extreme changes to the environment.
Finance is forward-focused, and examines the acquisition and allocation of financial resources. It is largely about future planning for firms or investors.
Financial Engineering combines financial and economic theory with the mathematical and computational tools that underpin the financial industry.
Geography is an exciting and distinctive discipline at the interface between Science and Arts. It finds innovative solutions to contemporary social problems.
Geology is incredibly diverse and multidisciplinary. It’s about understanding the Earth for the benefit of humans and the environment.
Mathematicians are skilled independent thinkers and problem solvers, skills which are valued in many careers, and in Science, Engineering, and Commerce.
Medicinal chemistry is the link between lab-based synthetic chemistry and the real world of health care, prescription medicines, and pharmaceuticals.
Physics aims to understand the behaviour of matter and energy from the scale of subatomic particles to that of the Universe itself.
Population Health Data Science explores the relationships between the physical environment and people’s health.
Spatial Data Science is an emerging field that combines art and science to explore geographical data through visual technologies.
Our hands-on qualifications offer clinical experience with clients of all ages, both at our campus clinics and externally.
Audiology coursework trains professional clinical audiologists in acoustics, psychoacoustics, and neuroscience.
Postgraduate Biochemistry examines subjects as diverse as pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology.
Research in Biosecurity is a growing need in face of climate change and sustainability of our ecosystems.
Develop knowledge of biochemical, molecular, and evolutionary processes and economical solutions.
Chemistry propels advances in modern society and has an important role in solving global challenges.
This programme was created to meet the rising demand for psychologists trained to support families.
A postgraduate discipline and a fast-growing area dealing with big data.
Study supporting children and young people who are deaf or require unique learning development.
This is an interdisciplinary field around natural, social, and political sciences, and the economics of disaster reduction.
Economics is the study of decisions about the production, exchange, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
UC offers postgraduate study combining economics with mathematics for advanced analysing skills.
Environmental Science is a growth area for employment identifying environmental issues.
A range of postgraduate qualifications are available for students with previous study in Finance.
Studying Geography will allow you to take an informed and analytical view of our changing world, and of your place in it.
A postgraduate qualification in Geology offers a wider spectrum of specialisation for employment opportunities.
Industrial and Organisational Psychology is one of the most recognised advanced psychology degrees in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It bridges the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences.
Mathematics is a living subject with new processes, techniques, and theories constantly being devised, tested, and explored.
UC offers postgraduate research in the philosophy and foundations of mathematics.
Develop modern scientific knowledge and techniques for medical diagnosis and therapy.
This postgraduate study prepares students for a career as a clinical scientist implementing treatment programmes.
Philosophy will be enjoyed by anyone who is fascinated by ideas, who likes to think and to explore, and who is curious.
Utilise spatial technology to analyse health demographics and potential hazard data.
Gain professional qualifications to practice as a speech language pathologist/therapist.
Statistics is a rapidly advancing science with many avenues for study and work. Most disciplines use statistics in some form.
Gain practical experience in urban recovery and renewal at UC, in the heart of a changing community.