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Environmental Science

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09 November 2023
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Environmental Science

Introduction

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment, incorporating its structure and functioning, and human interactions with the environment.

This integrative subject builds on a strong disciplinary base in major subjects such as Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, or Physics, with additional relevant study in areas including Antarctic Studies, Forestry Science, Water Science and Management, Mathematics, Science, and Statistics.

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What will my study involve?

  • UC operates field stations at Cass (in the Waitaha Canterbury high country) and Kawatiri Westport that are particularly well equipped for Environmental Science teaching and research.

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Courses

UC offers the following postgraduate programmes in Environmental Science:

See the individual qualification pages for more information on degree requirements.

Bachelor of Science with Honours majoring in Environmental Science

You will need to complete the following:

Plus choose another 60 points of 400-level courses selected from:

The overall course selection should form a coherent thematic programme, and must be approved by the Programme Coordinator.

Postgraduate Certificate in Science majoring in Environmental Science

You will need to complete at least 45 points in 400-level ENVR courses for the major. In total 60 points must be completed for the PGCertSc from Environmental Science and/or other Science courses.

Postgraduate Diploma in Science majoring in Environmental Science

At least 120 points, including ENVR410 Concepts and Principles of Environmental Science and ENVR411 Case Studies in Environmental Science, is required for the major. Another 90 points of 400-level courses are selected from:

The overall course selection should form a coherent thematic programme, and must be approved by the Programme Coordinator.

Master of Science majoring in Environmental Science

Part I of the MSc in Environmental Science is 120 points, including ENVR410 Concepts and Principles of Environmental Science and ENVR411 Case Studies in Environmental Science, and another 90 points of 400-level courses selected from:

The overall course selection should form a coherent thematic programme, and must be approved by the Programme Coordinator. You will need a B+ Grade Point Average to proceed to Part II of the degree.

Part II requires ENVR690 MSc Thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Science

In the PhD, you will complete a thesis of original research in the Environmental Science field (ENVR790 Environmental Science PhD).

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Career opportunities

Environmental Science is a growth area for employment. Well-educated people with strong technical and communication skills are needed to help identify, to monitor, and to contribute to solving a variety of problems associated with the environment and with the use and allocation of resources and sustainability.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Environmental Science.

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