Master On Campus

Environment and Society

University of Waikato

18 months
25466 USD/year
5109 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environment and Society programme at the University of Waikato is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the School's growing connections with both local community and educational groups, and local government.


Why to study

The Environment and Society masters programme at the University of Waikato is designed for graduates of undergraduate qualifications in social sciences, environmental sciences, law, economics or management.

You build on your qualifying degrees to gain advanced knowledge and critical analysis of the many and diverse perspectives applied to understanding and addressing environmental challenges.

You will complete a selection of core papers and engage in independent research in the area of environmental and societal inter relationships. The structure of the degree also allows you to include relevant papers from other disciplines such as environmental science, law, and management, and provides an ideal way to encourage close interconnections between theory and practice across a broad range of issues and topics relevant to environment and society.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Planning Theory
  • Dissertation
  • Environment and Society Thesis
  • Human Dimensions of Environmental Change
  • Sustainable Futures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
  • A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25466 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    5109 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5109 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): $7,098-$8,505 per year
  • Fees (International): $35,375 (120 pts) or $53,065 (180 pts)

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 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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