12 months
28440 USD/year
5484 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Ecology from University of Canterbury introduces you to the scientific study of the interactions between organisms and the environment. In reality, modern ecology is much broader than this, encompassing studies on individuals, species, populations, communities, and ecosystems, and includes behaviour, evolution, physiology, and increasingly molecular biology.


Ecology from University of Canterbury is designed for students wishing to focus on any combination of ecology, behaviour, or evolutionary biology.


Ecologists can take up a wide range of careers working for organisations such as the Department of Conservation | Te Papa Atawhai, city or regional councils, universities, and Crown Research Institutes, as well as with private companies such as environmental consulting agencies.

Their work can take them to a wide range of beautiful and unique areas in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Preparation 
  • Concepts and Principles of Environmental Science
  • Case Studies in Environmental Science, 
  • Restoration Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 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. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Geology
  • or any bachelor's degree and a qualifying programme.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
  • Students undertaking postgraduate study in Ecology must meet the entry requirements of their chosen qualification and have a strong foundation in the subject.
  • Prerequisites: 60 points from BIOL 370–384; and BIOL 309 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28440 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5484 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 7,618 - 8,867 NZD
  • International Students - 39,500 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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