Duration
Full-time: 18 months
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
Available locations
City
Points
180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

With an emphasis on transdisciplinary knowledge, you will study a range of topics within the School of Environment. Areas the programme focuses on include water-use and governance, air and water quality, ecosystem ecology, environmental modelling and analysis, climate change, and resource management.

Graduates of the MEnvSci will have developed the crucial conceptual and practical skills required of professional environmental scientists in research and industry.

Programme structure

180-point taught masters

  • At least 105 points:

ENVSCI 701 Research Practice in Environmental Science
ENVSCI 702 Applied Estuarine Ecology
ENVSCI 703 Research Topics in Environmental Science
ENVSCI 704 Modelling of Environmental Systems
ENVSCI 705 Environmental Data Analysis
ENVSCI 706 Special Topic
ENVSCI 707 Directed Study in Environmental Science
ENVSCI 711 Assessing Environmental Effects
ENVSCI 713 Air Quality and Atmospheric Processes
ENVSCI 714 Water Quality Science
ENVSCI 716 Aquatic Ecological Assessment
ENVSCI 733 Biodiversity Management and Conservation
ENVSCI 734 Restoration and Landscape Ecology
ENVSCI 737 Applied Terrestrial Ecology
ENVSCI 738 Water and Society

  • Up to 30 points from:

EARTHSCI 705 Geohazards
EARTHSCI 770 Engineering Geological Mapping
EARTHSCI 720 Geochemistry of our World
GEOG 730 Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
GEOG 745 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology
GEOG 746 Applied Coastal Geomorphology
GEOG 748 Current Issues in Coastal Management
GEOG 749 Climate and Society
GEOG 771 Spatial Analysis and Geocomputation
ENVMGT 742 Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
ENVMGT 744 Resource Management
MARINE 703 Marine Protected Areas

  • 30 points: MEnvSci Project (ENVSCI 790)

180-point research masters

  • 30 points:

ENVSCI 701 Research Practice in Environmental Science
ENVSCI 705 Environmental Data Analysis

  • At least 30 points from:

ENVSCI 702 Applied Estuarine Ecology
ENVSCI 703 Research Topics in Environmental Science
ENVSCI 704 Modelling of Environmental Systems
ENVSCI 705 Environmental Data Analysis
ENVSCI 706 Special Topic
ENVSCI 707 Directed Study in Environmental Science
ENVSCI 711 Assessing Environmental Effects
ENVSCI 713 Air Quality and Atmospheric Processes
ENVSCI 714 Water Quality Science
ENVSCI 716 Aquatic Ecological Assessment
ENVSCI 733 Biodiversity Management and Conservation
ENVSCI 734 Restoration and Landscape Ecology
ENVSCI 737 Applied Terrestrial Ecology
ENVSCI 738 Water and Society

  • Up to 30 points from:

EARTHSCI 705 Geohazards
EARTHSCI 770 Engineering Geological Mapping
EARTHSCI 720 Geochemistry of our World
GEOG 730 Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
GEOG 745 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology
GEOG 746 Applied Coastal Geomorphology
GEOG 748 Current Issues in Coastal Management
GEOG 749 Climate and Society
GEOG 771 Spatial Analysis and Geocomputation
ENVMGT 742 Social Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
ENVMGT 744 Resource Management
MARINE 703 Marine Protected Areas

  • 90 points: MEnvSci Thesis (ENVSCI 794A&B)

2019 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0
  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in Science with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 75 points at Stage III in Environmental Science, or a related subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography and Geology.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in Science with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 75 points at Stage III in Environmental Science, or a related subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography and Geology.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0
  • Study option
    Research 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0
  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in Science from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 or higher in 75 points at Stage III in Environmental Science, or a related subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography and Geology.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in Science from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 or higher in 75 points at Stage III in Environmental Science, or a related subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography and Geology.

How much does a Master of Environmental ScienceMaster of Environmental Sci cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,092.40 – $10,124.40*
International students
NZ$39,584*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

This programme starts in Semester One 2019: 4 March 2019.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
8 December 2018
Semester Two 2019
4 July 2019

Where could this programme take you?

This programme is an advanced qualification in environmental science. You will gain the fundamental and essential skills for a career in industry or research in the field of environmental science.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Atmospheric scientist
  • Environmental data analyst
  • Environmental health and safety technician
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental policy and planning
  • Environmental scientist
  • Science communications

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