Careers in Science

If you are curious about the world around you, a career in science could be for you. From the natural environment, to our own health and well-being, to the technology that we use in our everyday lives – science is everywhere.

It is scientists who will solve tomorrow’s problems and the future is calling now for the next generation of curious minds to step forward to protect and preserve Aotearoa and the world.

A degree in science from the University of Waikato will prepare you for so much more than just life in the laboratory. Our students graduate with the skills and experiences that are in-demand by employers both here in Aotearoa and internationally, opening up some of the fastest growing industries and most exciting research areas.

Strong job prospects

There is strong demand for graduates with a science degree in Aotearoa and the world.

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More than just lab work

Many science careers in Aotearoa involve protecting and exploring our beautiful natural environment.

Undergraduate careers

An undergraduate science degree opens up a wide range of careers, including both technical jobs and roles where your science skills are used in a more applied way.

Undergraduate study options

Postgraduate careers

A postgraduate science degree equips you with the skills to design and lead research projects. In the workplace, this often involves leading teams of people to solve large, complex science problems.

Postgraduate study options

Check out what some of our recent graduates are doing now