Postgraduate study and research

Geology postgraduate in lab

Geology is a fascinating, exciting, diverse and multidisciplinary subject, and New Zealand is one of the best places on Earth to study geological processes relating to the tectonics of continental margins, ancient and modern. Our position in mid-southern latitudes and proximity to Antarctica mean New Zealand is a key location for climate change.

We also have research programmes in applied fields including engineering and environmental geology, and disaster risk and resilience.

Postgraduate research areas

Thriving postgraduate community

Our postgraduate community is supportive and vibrant, with research being undertaken in diverse topics that reflect the breadth of research opportunities in the deparment.

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