12 months
42801 USD/year
10592 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Environmental Science programme at the Victoria University of Wellington is about understanding how humans connect with and change the natural environment, and is taught through a range of scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geography, mathematics, and physics.


Key facts

Learn to assess environmental problems and protect and preserve our natural taonga through your choice of a postgraduate programme in Environmental Science. The Environmental Science programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .

Manage human impact

Many of New Zealand’s primary industries have an undeniable impact on the environment agriculture, mining, forestry and fisheries all leave their mark on the planet we live on. Introduced predators pose threats to native wildlife and ecosystems.

As a Master of Environmental Science student you’ll spend time on the ground, doing fieldwork like monitoring the quality of waterways, soil or air. Gain an understanding of the tools and techniques that can help mitigate the human impact on the environment. And learn to analyse complex data sets, draw conclusions, and communicate scientific results to effect policy and regulatory change.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Thesis in Environmental Science
  • Topics in Environmental Science 
  • Environmental Science Research Essay
  • Physical Basis of Climate Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with at least a B average in a relevant subjectYou may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    42801 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42801 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10592 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Estimated international : NZ$59,171 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic  : NZ$14,643 for the full programme

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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