Prepare for the future, right now

Looking to upskill or change careers? Want to grow your knowledge and challenge your mind? Start now!

Enrol in a science degree at UC and take your learning to the next level. You can start right now by enrolling in one of our mid-year courses starting on 13 July. There are lots of subjects to choose from and you can study full- or part-time – it’s up to you.

If your employment has been impacted by Covid-19 you may qualify for a FutureU study grant of up to $7,500 per person to subsidise tuition fees!

The Government's fees-free scheme means eligible students do not have to pay tuition fees in their first year at UC. This includes those starting in Semester Two. We can help you apply to enrol and check out your fees-free eligibility. Or to check your eligibility for fees-free tertiary study, visit https://www.feesfree.govt.nz/.

Undergraduate study

If you are new to studying science at university, we recommend starting with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Certificate of Science. There is a huge range of subjects on offer from astronomy and geology to financial engineering and psychology, and our programmes offer lots of flexibility. 

Postgraduate study

If you’re wanting to conduct in-depth research, move into a new career or upskill – then a postgraduate science degree could be for you. We have a range of postgraduate options from a Master in Science in a particular subject area to specialised taught masters’ programmes designed for people wanting to continue working while studying.

  • Graduate Diploma in Science (GradDipSc) This diploma offers existing degree-holders the chance to study science in-depth. Ideal for graduates seeking to extend their existing degree or qualify for other postgraduate science degrees.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Science (PGCertSc) This certificate provides a more accessible professional development qualification for those with work commitments, and can lead into further postgraduate study.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science (PGDipADS) Ideal for students wanting to enhance or build their data science capabilities, and combine these with skills and knowledge they bring from previous studies. Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSc) This degree offers the opportunity to undertake more advanced and in-depth study in a science subject. Over 20 subjects to choose from.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management (PGDipWaterRM) Prepares graduates for a professional career in water resource management and development of innovative and effective methods for sustainable management of this critical resource.
  • Master of Antarctic Studies (MASt) Combines fieldwork in Antarctica over summer, additional coursework and an Antarctic related research dissertation. Students gain a 360-degree view of Antarctic issues.
  • Master of Applied Data Science (MADS) Designed for students who wish to build their data science capabilities and combine these with skills and knowledge acquired from previous studies.
  • Master of Science (MSc) The MSc usually consists of coursework and a thesis, allowing students to conduct independent and original research. Over 30 subjects to choose from, and some can only be studied at postgraduate level.
  • Master of Water Resource Management (MWaterRM) This degree helps graduates develop innovative and effective methods for sustainable management of water resources.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) The PhD comprises advanced research carried out under supervision and is presented in a thesis.

Get the advice you need to get started

We know study is a big commitment. We are here to help. Contact our student advisors for advice and support.