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Environmental Science, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #227 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
Environmental Science at University of Canterbury is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment, incorporating its structure and functioning, and human interactions with the environment.
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Overview

Environmental Science at University of Canterbury is an integrative subject that builds on a strong disciplinary base in a major undergraduate subject such as Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography or Geology, with additional relevant study in areas including Antarctic Studies, Forestry, Ecology, Freshwater Management, Mathematics, Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge, and Statistics.

Career 

Environmental Science at University of Canterbury is a growth area for careers. Well-educated people with strong technical and communication skills are needed to help identify, to monitor and to contribute to solving a variety of problems associated with the environment and with the use and allocation of resources and sustainability.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science and Practice
  • Concepts and Principles of Environmental Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    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 24 months
  • Credits
    240 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 bachelor’s degree from a 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.Candidates must have completed one of the following:•Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (for Biotechnology only)•Bachelor of Science•Bachelor of Science with Honours

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24668 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National Students - 7,535 NZD
  • International Students - 38,400 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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