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Science (Research) - Ecology and Biodiversity, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #266 (QS) Hamilton, New Zealand
The Master of Science (Research) - Ecology and Biodiversity at the University of Waikato is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers.
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Overview

The University of Waikato has a particularly strong reputation for our research program in lake and river ecology and restoration, taking advantage of our close proximity to the Rotorua Lakes District, the Waikato River, and peat lakes and wetlands within the Waikato Region. Other areas of research include estuarine and coastal marine biology, urban ecology, Antarctic terrestrial ecology, and agricultural sustainability and productivity.

In studying Science (Research) - Ecology and Biodiversity at the University of Waikato you’ll learn about the distribution, abundance, and biology of organisms and their role in New Zealand’s most important ecosystems.

Career opportunities

  • Biodiversity Management
  • Biodiversity Advisor
  • Biodiversity Surveyor
  • Biosecurity and Customs Officer
  • Conservation Ranger
  • Policy Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Resource Manager
  • Resource Planner
  • Weed Management Advisor
  • Pest Management Advisor
  • Field Researcher
  • Technical Officer
  • Ecological Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Museum Collections Technician
  • Museum Curator
  • Taxonomist
  • Land Management Officer
  • Zoo Keeper

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Analysis and Experimental Design
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Plant Physiology and Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 1.5 years

  • Credits
    120 - 180 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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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)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22855 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22855 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4888 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Fees (Domestic): NZD 7,325 per year
  • Fees (International): NZD 34,245 per year

Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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