Master of Bicultural Co-Governance of Natural Resources

MBCNR

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Duration

12–18 months full-time

Entry times

February (Semester 1)

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Duration

12–18 months full-time

Entry times

February (Semester 1)

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

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Overview

Around the world, there is a growing recognition of the rights of indigenous people to access and govern their natural resources. In many countries, this recognition has led to development of co-governance approaches, where differing groups seek to govern together in a collaborative manner.

To support the growing use of co-governance approaches, we need to prepare culturally aware graduates with strong analytical and interpersonal skills, who can identify the limitation in our current ways of working, and then work in a collaborative manner to break down barriers in process and to enact change.

Students of the Master of Bicultural Co-Governance of Natural Resources (MBCNR) will develop a deep understanding of the complex relationships between the multiple stakeholders in natural resources. This course will also develop consultation skills, bicultural awareness, project management, and knowledge of conservation and co-governance policy.

This taught Master’s programme has a particular focus on Aotearoa New Zealand, reflecting the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi the Treaty of Waitangi. It will also draw on material from a selection of Pacific Island nations. Students will critically examine external treaty responsibilities and relevant cultural relationships globally.

Contact us

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Bicultural Co-Governance of Natural Resources.

For study planning help contact the Department of Geography | Te Tari Mātai Matawhenua or the College of Science:

College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 4141
Email collegeofscience@canterbury.ac.nz