Bachelor of Science

BSc


Duration

3 years full-time

Entry times

Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

Fees Estimate

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Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Duration

3 years full-time

Entry times

Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

Fees Estimate

See tuition fees for details

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

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Overview

A Bachelor of Science (BSc) is about understanding and improving the natural world through observation, experimentation, modelling, and calculation.

UC is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Linguistics; in the top 150 for Geography, and Earth and Marine Sciences; in the top 200 for Environmental Sciences; and in the top 250 for Psychology, and Physics and Astronomy. UC is also ranked 223rd in the world for Natural Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020).

UC is also ranked first in Aotearoa New Zealand for research in Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua | Tertiary Education Commission 2018 PBRF assessment).

UC is the only university in Aotearoa to offer Astronomy at all levels of study, and operates an internationally important astronomical observatory at Ōtehīwai Mt John in Takapō Tekapo. UC will also play a major role in the Ōtautahi Christchurch Aerospace Strategic Plan, which aims to make the city the centre of Aotearoa New Zealand's aerospace technology sector by 2025.

The School of Earth and Environment | Te Kura Aronukurangi is leading the world in its studies of earthquakes.

Contact us

For study planning help, contact the UC Liaison Office | Te Rōpū Takawaenga o UC (new students) or a College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao Student Advisor (advancing students).

For more general information, email info@canterbury.ac.nz or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Science. For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see the College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao.