12 months
56943 USD/year
11913 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Water Resource Management from University of Canterbury will prepare graduates for a professional career in water resource management. Students learn how to develop innovative and effective methods for the sustainable management of this critical resource in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.


Students at Water Resource Management from University of Canterbury will have multidisciplinary knowledge and an integrated approach, involving ecological, scientific, political, hydrological, and planning skills.


Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Water Resources
  • Water Quality and Quantity Assessment
  • Water Management, Policy and Planning
  • Concepts and Principles of Environmental Science
  • Case Studies in Environmental Science
  • Mana Kaitiaki 
  • Environmental Policy and Planning 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students enrolling for the MWaterRM require a Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management, or a relevant bachelor's degree.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56943 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56943 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11913 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11913 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 16,528 NZD
  • International Students - 79,000 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 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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