Master of Environmental Science

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
18 months
Intakes
July Mar
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 9,140
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 40,565

About this course

This programme emphasises transdisciplinary knowledge. Students will study a range of topics and areas, including water-use and governance, air and water quality, ecosystem ecology, environmental modelling and analysis, climate change, and resource management. After completing this programme, students will have developed the crucial conceptual and practical skills required of professional environmental scientists in research and industry.

Entry Requirements

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

University of Auckland

  • An undergraduate degree in Science with GPA of 5.0 or a related subject (Taught or Research 180 points)

Another tertiary institution

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) with GPE of 5.0 in Science or a related subject (Taught or Research 180 points)

Related subjects include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geology

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 5
  • Australia (%): 70-75%
  • China (%): 80-85%
  • India (%): 60-65%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Iran (Grade Average): 14.5-15.0
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.7
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.3
  • Taiwan (%): 77-82%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • UK (%): 60-65%
  • USA (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Vietnam (GPA): 7.0-7.5

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0

Curriculum

180-point taught masters

15 points:

  • ENVSCI 711 Assessing Environmental Effects

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 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 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 from:

  • 700 level courses in related subjects: Earth Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Geography, Marine Science

30 points:

  • ENVSCI 790 Project

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 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
  • Or other 700 level courses in related subjects: Earth Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Geography, Marine Science

90 points:

  • ENVSCI 794 Thesis

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