Aotearoa has a unique relationship with land and sea, and relies on agriculture and forestry as our main exports overseas. More and more, official policies and practices are recognising Māori environmental values, from the concept of kaitiakitanga (guardianship of the land) to rāhui (prohibition) and other ways to preserve our natural resources.
Studying this major will give you practical skills in identifying environmental issues, so you can help inform government and business, and promote Māori aspirations for our environment.
- Flexible study choosing which areas of the environment to focus on, such as water, transport, wellbeing, and climate.
- Combine scientific knowledge with mātauranga Māori so you can be a strong voice in future environmental policies and planning.
- Practical project work so you can make a difference during your studies.
Now more than ever, we need to make urgent changes to the ways we consider and interact with our natural resources and help lessen climate change. This study prepares you to manage and guide new initiatives in environmental protection and restoration.
Career pathways could include:
- Policy analyst
- Iwi consultant
- Environmental development planning
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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