UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected February 2022
The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is an opportunity for Bachelor of Science graduates to advance their qualifications.
The study of Earth Sciences combines geology and physical geography to develop and explore our natural resources and manage natural hazard risk to become better stewards of our environment.
Earth Sciences is a fascinating and relevant subject about the world around us. In our times, there are so many pressures on the planet. This means that scientific study of the Earth is crucial, with geologists playing a vital role in finding and developing resources, as well as working to protect the environment.
Earth Sciences focuses on the physical forces that act on Earth, the chemistry of its materials, and the biology of its past. Our courses cover a diverse range of subjects such as volcanology, geothermal energy, paleo-climates, economic geology, natural hazards, applied geophysics and various rock and mineral forming processes.
You will learn skills related to critical and spatial thinking, field observations, laboratory work and quantitative techniques.
Summer School will start in January.
What can you study in Earth Sciences?
Postgraduate study in Earth Sciences encompasses the study of the earth and earth processes that can also fall into the disciplines of geology, geophysics and physical geography.
Areas of research interests open to exploration include:
Further study options