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Environmental Management

Massey University

18 months
22110 USD/year
4789 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Master of Environmental Management The Master of Environmental Management programme is offered at Massey University.


The Master of Environmental Management at Massey University reflects the growing need to protect the environment and use resources of land, water, soil, plants, and animals in a balanced and sustainable way.

This programme will help you gain advanced knowledge in current land and water-based environmental management. You could specialise in the policy or economic side of environmental management. You can also study courses in important environmental management tools and techniques like GIS, Remote Sensing and Life Cycle Assessment. Your study will cover the following topics:

  • an evaluation of current environmental issues
  • holistic and transdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving
  • environmental assessment techniques
  • environmental economics
  • environmental policy
  • environmental anthropology
  • participation in environmental management
  • research skills and undertaking literature reviews
  • project evaluation.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how the natural environment functions. You will also learn how societal values, needs and attitudes are reconciled with the need to maintain the integrity of ecological systems.

Internationally relevant

Our staff are world-class academics publishing internationally, with strong connections to relevant organisations across areas associated with environmental management.

We have a large number of international students. They are attracted by the increasing relevance of a discipline that addresses global environmental challenges. The multi-cultural nature of the student cohort adds a unique dimension to the learning experience.

Approachable lecturers and real-world learning

At Massey we are focussed on student success. Our lecturers are very approachable and open to giving advice on helping you plan your career and research ambitions in environmental management.

The programme has a solid grounding in both environmental management theory and applied components. Regular field trips take place around New Zealand and there are also opportunities to attend international conferences.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Advanced Environmental Management 
  • Special Topic
  • Environmental Management Principles and Practice
  • Land System Change
  • Applied Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Aquatic Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


Master of Environmental Management (180 credits)
  • To enter the Master of Environmental Management (180 credits) you will have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), or close equivalent, with a minimum B average in the majoring 300-level courses.
  • You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22110 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22110 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    4789 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4789 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Domestic students: $6,682.50 - $8,852.20
  • International students: $31,810.00

Living costs for Palmerston North

1100 - 2100 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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