If you know nothing about UC's College of Science, this video is a good place to start.
Hear what our students have to say about their experiences to find out what makes UC Science unique.
At UC, we have a culture of innovation and amazing, research-engaged teaching staff, so students learn from scientists at the forefront of knowledge.
UC students have access to world-class facilities and a living laboratory for field work.
Join UC Science student Izzy Raziff for a quick tour of the University of Canterbury campus, and find out where everything is!
Science is helping us find solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Choose science and change the world.
An introduction to undergraduate study at UC Science with Professor Katharina Naswall.
The BSc will extend your knowledge in multiple interest areas, satisfying many questions you might have about the world and encouraging you to investigate even further.
As demand for the planet’s limited resources grows, so does the need for people who understand the environment and how to protect it. Study environmental science and be part of the solution.
The Bachelor of Data Science degree (BDataSc) will prepare you to excel in our data-focused world.
Over the four years of the BSLP (Hons), students gain the knowledge and skills to assist a wide variety of people with communication and swallowing disorders.
Postgraduate science at the University of Canterbury is your ticket to amazing places, new opportunities and career success.
The MAud focuses on training professional clinical audiologists with an emphasis on the development of clinical and administrative skills relating to the practice of audiology.
Postgraduate study in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can enable you to make a real difference to the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.
The MDRR provides an introduction to the rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field of Disaster Risk Reduction.
The MSAPH combines expertise on public health issues with GIS technologies.
Master of Speech and Language Pathology (MSLP) is a graduate-entry professional qualification to practice as a speech language pathologist/therapist.
The Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal (MURR) focuses on how communities respond to challenges that cities are facing today.
Engineering Geology is a multidisciplinary area applying geological sciences to engineering work, identifying and mitigating geological hazards, and aspects of land-use planning.
The PMGST equips current and future geospatial professionals with experience in GIS and location data analysis, for leadership roles in government, industry, and research.
An introduction to the Master of Water Resource Management (MWaterRM) and Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management (PGDipWat).
Ashley explains how studying towards the Bachelor of Science in Geography at the University of Canterbury gives her the chance to apply what she learns in the classroom in the real world.
Grace explains how her bicultural background, coupled with studying Māori and Indigenous Studies alongside her BSc, provides a unique perspective.
BSc student Caleb talks flexible learning, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching at UC, and how he plans to put his biochemistry knowledge to use.
Speech Therapy student Anna talks about how UC is helping her make a difference to speech and hearing patients.
Geology student Taylor discusses the practical work UC Science offers.
Law and Biology student Morgan aims to work in Environmental Law. See how combining two degrees is helping her reach her goal.
Science intern Liam is working with a foreign exchange software company.
Mahali Matahe describes the unique opportunities studying science at the University of Canterbury provides.
As a quantitative freshwater ecologist at NIWA, Amy’s asking tough questions as she tries to solve challenging environmental problems.
Hannah Prebble is a scientist at MARS Bioimaging Ltd – an award-winning manufacturer of innovative medical research technology.
As a chemistry teacher, Matt Vannoort has been able to fulfill his passions for education and science in his career.
Entrepreneurial scientist Logan Williams is applying the knowledge he gained from his BSc to solve real-world problems.
UC Science graduate Sophie Bainbridge is now an Engineering Geologist, helping to create a more resilient future for New Zealand.
BSc graduate Sylvia Maclaren is the Programme Manager for the Flood Protection and Stormwater team at Christchurch City Council.
PhD graduate Anna Farquhar is a Senior Scientist at Aeroqual, an Auckland-based leader in air quality monitoring.
What is Astronomy is all about? Why is it important? What makes UC's programme so special? Watch and learn.
Biochemistry is providing critical advances in medicine, agriculture and understanding the world we live in.
Biology is the study of living things, from molecules and cells to organisms, populations, and entire ecosystems.
Chemistry is the central science. It deals with the composition, structure, and behaviour of the atoms and molecules that make up all forms of matter.
Want to make the world a better place? Environmental Science is a great place to start.
Geography looks at the relationships between people and places, pulling together various types of knowledge to find innovative solutions to problems faced by society.
Geology is about understanding our planet so that we can benefit human society and sustain the environment that supports us.
Physics aims to understand the behaviour of matter and energy from the scale of subatomic particles to that of the Universe itself.
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and associated biological, cognitive, and social processes.
Speech–language therapists are professionals educated in the study of human communication, how it develops and the many differences and difficulties that children and adults experience.