Graduate Certificate in Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Natural and Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree of Victoria University of Wellington or, at the discretion of the Wellington Faculty of Science, another university. This requirement may be waived or varied for a candidate who has had extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience that provides an equivalent level of preparation. All candidates must have been accepted by the relevant Head of School or nominee as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Certificate in Science (GCertSc) is designed for students wanting to transition to a new subject area including students seeking to undertake postgraduate study in a different subject area to their undergraduate qualifications. The GCertSc also supports students intending to enter interdisciplinary postgraduate qualifications, providing an option for students who are qualified in one discipline but require upskilling in another. The GCertSc may be taken without a subject specialisation, or may be endorsed with a specialisation corresponding to a major in the BSc.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Natural and Physical Sciences at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

Not Available

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Elsie and Laura Lehmann Trust

Provided by:

Massey University



At the discretion of the Selection Committee

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ACC "Jonathan Nicholls" Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office




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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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