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.
Biologists study living things and seek solutions to global issues relating to food supply, the environment and disease.
Biosecurity concerns the exclusion, eradication and management of pests and diseases that threaten humans and the environment.
Chemistry deals with the composition, structure and behaviour of matter at the atomic and molecular level.
Computer Science is about helping people work efficiently and effectively by analysing needs and constructing appropriate solutions.
Ecology is the scientific study of the interactions between organisms and the environment and is especially important in New Zealand's unique environment.
Economics is the study of social decision making in the production, exchange, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
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.
Geology is incredibly diverse and multidisciplinary. It’s about understanding the Earth for the benefit of humans and the environment.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, including language structure, acquisition and processing; social and cultural factors; and systems of speech.
Medicinal chemistry is the link between lab-based synthetic chemistry and the real world of health care, prescription medicines, and pharmaceuticals.
Philosophy is for anyone who is intellectually inquisitive, likes ideas, likes to think and explore. It tackles issues and questions that arise for everyone.
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and associated biological, cognitive and social processes in humans and other animals.
Our hands-on qualifications offer clinical experience with clients of all ages, both at our campus clinics and externally.
Offered as a masters' degree to students from a variety of backgrounds who want to build data science capability.
Audiology coursework trains professional clinical audiologists in acoustics, psychoacoustics, and neuroscience.
Postgraduate study allows in-depth and targeted research into biological fields, from oceanography to food production.
Research in Biosecurity is a growing need in face of climate change and sustainability of our ecosystems.
Study one of the most fundamental sciences in understanding organisms.
Chemistry propels advances in modern society and has an important role in solving global challenges.
This programme uses a strong practical component to facilitate understanding of real people and their experiences.
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.
Economics is the study of decisions about the production, exchange, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Environmental Science is a growth area for employment identifying environmental issues.
Financial engineering is a cross-disciplinary field combining financial and economic theory with mathematical and computational tools.
Studying Geography will allow you to take an informed and analytical view of our changing world, and of your place in it.
UC has extensive research strengths in geospatial technologies and spatial analysis.
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.