UniversityVictoria University of Wellington
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
Victoria University of Wellington
The state of the planet is one of the biggest issues facing humankind today. Gain the knowledge and experience to become a skilled environmental scientist.
Resolve environmental issues
Risks posed by climate change, sea level rise, and stresses on our natural resources highlight the need for environmental scientists and advisers.
Environmental Science is about understanding how humans connect with and change the natural environment, and is taught through a range of scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geography, mathematics, and physics.
Learn to assess environmental problems and protect and preserve our natural taonga through your choice of a postgraduate programme in Environmental Science.
Manage human impact
Many of New Zealand’s primary industries have an undeniable impact on the environment—agriculture, mining, forestry and fisheries all leave their mark on the planet we live on. Introduced predators pose threats to native wildlife and ecosystems.
As a Master of Environmental Science student you’ll spend time on the ground, doing fieldwork like monitoring the quality of waterways, soil or air. Gain an understanding of the tools and techniques that can help mitigate the human impact on the environment. And learn to analyse complex data sets, draw conclusions, and communicate scientific results to effect policy and regulatory change.
For this subject you'll need to:
Complete 180 points
Include the following courses in Part 1:
Further approved courses worth 60 points from the following:
Include Environmental Science Research Project (ENSC 510) or Environmental Science Placement and Project (ENSC 511) in Part 2
To be accepted into this programme you will need:
A Bachelor’s degree with at least a B average in a relevant subject such as environmental science, earth science, chemistry, biology, physics or mathematics
To be accepted by the head of school as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study
Proof of English proficiency
To be accepted into this programme you will need one of the following:
IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0
TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing
Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)
EAP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5