Studying Geography will allow you to take an informed and analytical view of our changing world, and of your place in it. The relationship between people and their environment is a key geographical theme, as is the way in which this relationship can be made more sustainable for the future. This puts Geography at the core of many important current debates. For example, geographers are able to examine the issue of climate change holistically by looking at both the physical factors that affect the problem and also the human responses to the challenges created.
Why study Geography at University of Canterbury?
- UC is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for Geography and Area Studies
- The undergraduate programme is structured around four curriculum pathways: physical geography, human geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and resource and environmental management.
- Learning through community engagement occurs in a number of courses within Geography. It is a key feature of GEOG110 Human Geography: People, Process, Place, and GEOG309 Research Methods in Geography which involves students working with local communities to address important real-world issues.
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- Global Environmental Change
- Physical Geography: Earth, Ocean, Atmosphere
- Human Geography: People, Process, Place
- Environmental Processes: Principles and Applications
- Globalisation and New Geographies
- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
- Resource and Environmental Management
- Remote sensing for geospatial analysis
- Environmental Processes: Research Practice
- Remaking the New Europe
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements.
DisciplinesGeography View 12 other Masters in Geography in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Entry into Geography is open to all students who are eligible to enter an Aotearoa New Zealand university. The essential background is a lively and enquiring interest in change in today's world.
- Some experience of geography in Year 12 and Year 13 will help, but is not strictly necessary. Depending on how students wish to develop their geographical interests, a background in science or experience of humanities or social science subjects (eg, languages, history, digital technologies) can be useful.
International24668 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24668 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National4840 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
- National Students - 7,535 NZD
- International Students -38,400 NZD
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Student loans and allowances
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Overseas financial aid
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