Ecology and Biodiversity, M.Sc. | Victoria University of Wellington | Wellington, New Zealand
16 months
25491 USD/year
6713 USD/year
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Get a degree that's recognised worldwide and contribute to knowledge in your field. A Master of Science in Ecology and Biodiversity (MSc) from the Victoria University of Wellington will develop your technical, laboratory and academic writing skills to prepare you for a career in science.


Key facts

The MSc will take you between two and two and half years of full-time study or up to four years part time. In the first year of your MSc you'll take several courses related to your specialist subject area.  During your studies you might also author publications for peer-reviewed journals.

To do an MSc   in Ecology and Biodiversity (MSc) from the Victoria University of Wellington you'll need a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field, with an average grade of B+ or higher in your subject area. You may also be able to qualify for entry if you have appropriate work or other experience.

Study for a PhD

If you do well in your Master's degree, and show an aptitude for advanced research, you'll be able to apply to do a PhD.

You’ll work under supervision to produce original research that makes a significant contribution to knowledge. Full-time candidates usually complete the degree within three to four years. You’ll carry out original and sustained research under supervision from world-class academics in the Wellington Faculty of Science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecology
  • Tropical Marine Conservation
  • Protocols and Procedures in Ecology
  • Implementing Policies
  • Understanding Nature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months
  • Part-time
    • 32 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in relevant subject.
  • You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25491 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25491 USD per year during 16 months.
  • National

    6713 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6713 USD per year during 16 months.
  • NZ$10,653 national 
  • NZ$40,450 international

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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