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Bachelor of Climate Change

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected July 2022


Hamilton Campus


The Bachelor of Climate Change degree allows students to become an expert in one of a wide range of different major subjects that are needed to develop effective climate change solutions.

Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of climate change through the compulsory papers of the degree, including its scientific, social, cultural and economic dimensions. M?tauranga Maori is interwoven through the degree and students are taught the importance of valuing different worldviews when trying to develop authentic solutions to the challenges of climate change.

The degree culminates with a multidisciplinary group project, where students will work with an external organization to develop an effective low-carbon strategy. Students will graduate with skills and experiences that are in-demand, as we work towards a target of net zero emissions in Aotearoa by 2050.

Career opportunities: Analyst; Anthropologist; Biodiversity manager; Climate action specialist; Climate change manager; Community educator; Consultant; Data analyst; Ecologist; Economist; Environmental scientist; Foreign affairs advisor; Iwi advisor; Media advisor; Policy analyst; Political Scientist; Politician Planner; Public relations expert; Sustainability advisor

Choose a specified programme: Anthropology; Chemistry; Data Analytics; Earth Sciences; Ecology and Biodiversity; Economics; Education and Society; Environmental Planning; Environmental Sciences; Geography; History; Maori and Indigenous Studies; Pacific and Indigenous Studies; Philosophy; Political Science; Public Relations; Social Policy; Sociology; Strategic Management

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