Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science

We partner with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), an expert in water and atmospheric research.

beach in canterbury

Our postgraduate students work alongside New Zealand’s leading scientists across a wide range of coastal and marine topics.

Haere mai | Welcome
Mark Costello diving in Raja Ampat islands

We offer Masters and PhD research opportunities in a range of subjects covering the coastal and marine environment.

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A picture of Liv Cornelissen smiling against an arctic blue background.

Our students and graduates share their experience and where it has taken them.

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Sally Watson, NIWA co-appointee

Our Joint Graduate School partners with NIWA to provide postgraduates with the opportunity to work at the forefront of coastal and marine research.

Whakapā mai | Get in touch
NIWA Joint Graduate School facilities

Explore the state-of-the-art marine facilities available to postgraduate students.

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Humpback whale surfacing beside Niwa vessel

NIWA is a Crown Research Institute responsible for conducting leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of our natural resources.

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NIWA Joint Graduate School Facilities

Our partnership with NIWA provides a range of postgraduate research opportunities that will prepare students for careers in marine science.

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