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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Environmental Science)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected July 2022

Campus

University of Canterbury

Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science offers those with some background in science the opportunity to undertake more advanced and in-depth study in a subject. The diploma is primarily coursework-based, but some courses allow for independent project work or research.

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment, incorporating its structure and functioning, and human interactions with the environment.

Environmental Science is an integrative subject that builds on a strong disciplinary base in a major subject such as Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geology or Physics, with additional relevant study in areas including Antarctic Studies, Forestry Science, Water Resources Management, Mathematics, Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge, and Statistics.

Further study

This qualification is an ideal pathway into more advanced study. UC offers a number of scientific master's programmes as well as a Doctor of Philosophy.

Career opportunities

Environmental Science is a growth area for employment. Well-educated people with strong technical and communication skills are needed to help identify, to monitor and to contribute to solving a variety of problems associated with the environment and with the use and allocation of resources and sustainability.

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