In reality, modern Ecology at University of Canterbury is much broader than this, encompassing studies on individuals, species, populations, communities and ecosystems, and including behaviour, evolution, physiology and increasingly, molecular biology.
Ecologists can take up a wide range of careers working for organisations such as the Department of Conservation, city councils, Environment Canterbury, universities and Crown Research Institutes, as well as with private companies such as environmental consulting agencies. Their work can take them to a wide range of beautiful and unique areas in New Zealand and beyond.
- Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
- Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
- Diversity of Life Statistics
- 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.
DisciplinesEcology View 7 other Masters in Ecology in New Zealand
- Year 13 biology and statistics or calculus is strongly recommended.
- Some background in chemistry is valuable in most biological disciplines. Some knowledge of geography or earth science is also helpful.
- All students should have adequate English skills.
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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