18 months
22065 USD/year
4250 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Science - Ecology at Massey University has a large teaching and support staff in ecology and related disciplines, with diverse expertise.


About Science - Ecology at Massey University

As a postgraduate student undertaking master’s studies you will have the opportunity to specialise in stimulating subjects ranging from:

  • biodiversity and biogeography
  • community ecology
  • behavioural ecology
  • lake and river management
  • plant ecology
  • modelling animal populations
  • soil communities and ecosystem function

The Ecology Group at Massey has a large teaching and support staff, with diverse expertise.

You will benefit from Massey’s strong collaborative links with:

  • New Zealand’s Department of Conservation
  • Landcare Research
  • AgResearch
  • NIWA
  • Fish & Game NZ
  • regional, district and city councils
  • private sector environmental consulting firms.


A postgraduate qualification in ecology will allow you to approach many environmental research and management issues from a strong theoretical and practical base. Massey ecology graduates may find employment with the Department of Conservation, regional councils, government research institutes and environmental consultants. Our postgraduate degrees are well regarded internationally so you may continue your studies overseas at a PhD level.

Others have added another specialisation to become an ecotoxicologist, environmental economist, or even an environmental lawyer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences
  • Thesis
  • Ecology
  • Theory
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate
  • Current passport
  • Residency visa
  • Citizenship certificate

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22065 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22065 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    4250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4250 USD per year during 18 months.

National: 7,605 NZD International: 39,480 NZD

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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