Master On Campus

Environmental Planning

University of Waikato

12 months
25902 USD/year
5109 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Improve your knowledge of planning and produce your own research when you study towards a Master of Environmental Planning at the University of Waikato.


During your Master of Environmental Planning (MEP), you'll develop your knowledge and skills relating to both the theory and practical applications of planning.

Your research skills will build to an advanced level, and you'll gain a broad and in-depth understanding of knowledge relating to this specialist area. Throughout this degree, you'll refine your ability to show independent critical judgement.

Collaboration with Planning Professionals

At Waikato, you'll benefit from the service provided by a Planning Advisory Group. This Group is made up of experienced planning professionals working in the region.

During the MEP programme at the University of Waikato, you'll go to guest lectures, attend workshops and enjoy field trips where a range of professionals share their expertise. The Environmental Planning programme has enjoyed longstanding and active links with these professionals.

The teaching staff are connected with relevant networks such as the Resource Management Law Association and the New Zealand Planning Institute. Collaboration is encouraged and the MEP helps build close relations between Faculty members and employers, whether they be in environmental agencies or resource-use industries. These links help with addressing practical environmental problems.

Career Opportunities

Once you've completed your MEP, you'll be qualified to work in a range of different jobs. You may be passionate about research, and want to work in a research-focused role in either the public or private sector. Maybe you'd prefer to work for a professional planning consultancy or in a local or central government agency. You may like to work for an iwi authority or a natural resource user.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Environmental Planning: Practicum
  • Planning Law
  • Professional Planning Skills
  • Directed Study
  • Environmental Planning Thesis
  • Human Dimensions of Environmental Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to the MEP, you must have completed one of the following and have achieved a satisfactory grade average – normally at least B:

  • A Bachelor of Environmental Planning
  • A Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Resources and Environmental Planning, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Planning
  • An approved qualification, including or together with, approved graduate papers in the field of Resources and Environmental Planning and evidence of at least two years’ work experience in a relevant field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25902 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5109 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5109 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): $7,098-$8,505 per year
  • Fees (International): $35,980 per year

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 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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