• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


With an emphasis on transdisciplinary knowledge, you will study a range of topics within the School of Environment. Areas the programme focuses on include water-use and governance, air and water quality, ecosystem ecology, environmental modelling and analysis, climate change, and resource management.

Graduates of the MEnvSci will have developed the crucial conceptual and practical skills required of professional environmental scientists in research and industry.


This Environmental Science from University of Auckland is an advanced qualification in environmental science. You will gain the fundamental and essential skills for a career in industry or research in the field of environmental science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Practice in Environmental Science
  • Applied Estuarine Ecology
  • Research Topics in Environmental Science
  • Modelling of Environmental Systems
  • Environmental Data Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in Science from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 or higher in 75 points at Stage III in Environmental Science, or a related subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography and Geology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27133 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27133 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    5622 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5622 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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  • Domestic: NZ$8,530.80 – $9,274.80
  • International: NZ$41,167

Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 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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