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Our physical environment is constantly changing and being shaped by natural processes of the atmosphere, oceans and the Earth. Physical Geography is the study of these processes—the ways they have formed the Earths surface, how they interact with one another and the way that humans interact with them. The School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences offers New Zealands only postgraduate major in Physical Geography. Youll learn from dedicated researchers and teachers who are internationally recognised for their work in the area, and have the opportunity to hear from members of the wider Wellington geoscience community. Extend your knowledge in a specialised field of science and boost your career opportunities with a BSc(Hons). Youll complete an intensive one-year programme and gain the advanced theoretical knowledge and skills you need to pursue a scientific career. Develop your skills in research design and implementation, critical thinking, data analysis and scientific communication. Youll take courses worth a total of 120 points, including a 30-point research project for most subjects. The research project will give you practical training in research methods and experience in the process of creating scientific knowledge. It will also set you up with the skills you need to go on to complete a Masters or PhD programme.
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Victoria University of Wellington

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Victoria University of Wellington is one of the country’s oldest institutions and is situated in New Zealand’s capital, with three campuses in the city. It is often recognised for its academic excellence, including being ranked among the top two percent of the worlds universities in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
The university is placed in the top one percent of universities globally for 19 of its subjects including communication and media studies, psychology, religious studies, geography, law, library and information management, linguistics, performing arts, development studies, and politics and international studies.
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