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Antarctic Studies, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #227 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
Antarctic Studies at University of Canterbury is represented in one of the 11 New Zealand National Science Challenges, highlighting the importance of understanding the role of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in determining Aotearoa New Zealand's future climate and environment.
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Overview

Learning outcomes

Antarctic Studies offers an internationally unique programme of study at University of Canterbury and inquiry that has been developed by staff at the University of Canterbury in partnership with Antarctica New Zealand, with significant contributions from other Aotearoa New Zealand universities.

Programme Structure

  • all courses required for the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
  • approved courses to the value of 30 points at 400-level
  • a dissertation: ANTA 691 Antarctic Studies Master's Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

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    It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent. 
  • If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39700 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    11242 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11242 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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  • National students - 17,500 NZD
  • International Students - 61,800 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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