Environmental Management


Environmental management is a set of policy, regulatory, advocacy and market-based mechanisms which transform human behaviour to achieve society’s goals for the environment. It is offered at a postgraduate level to enable students with strong disciplinary skills to gain the tools required to become environmental stewards, policy makers and managers. Consequently, our programmes emphasise the application of your existing skills to environmental problem solving.

Areas of study

The programmes offer a comprehensive range of environmental management courses that look at the knowledge, tools and methods that can solve environmental problems and monitor success. Course work includes consideration of applied ecology, systems approaches, sustainable development, social and cultural drivers, economics, policy, governance, and environmental education. In addition, you may take courses from a range of associated disciplines including environmental science, geography, planning, law, biology, politics, community health and development studies.

You can study Environmental Management in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will gain a sound understanding of the ecological, social, economical and institutional factors that underlie environmental problems and drive change. Taught by the School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, environmental management emphasises the use of interdisciplinary knowledge to move toward sustainable development.

Career opportunities

The number of jobs in the environmental field is increasing due to economic, social and legislative factors. Our graduates are employed by industries, environmental consultancies, tertiary institutes and universities, and regulatory authorities at local, regional and national level, both in New Zealand and overseas.

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