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Master of Environmental Science

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


18 months

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


University of Auckland


Gain the specialist knowledge and skills to contribute solutions to issues associated with ongoing and rapid change in the earth’s environmental systems.

With an emphasis on transdisciplinary knowledge, you will study a range of topics within the School of Environment. Areas the programme focuses on include water-use and governance, air and water quality, ecosystem ecology, environmental modelling and analysis, climate change, and resource management.

Graduates of the MEnvSci will have developed the crucial conceptual and practical skills required of professional environmental scientists in research and industry.

Programme structure

180-point taught masters

180-point research masters

Where could this programme take you?

This programme is an advanced qualification in environmental science. You will gain the fundamental and essential skills for a career in industry or research in the field of environmental science.

Jobs related to this programme

Atmospheric scientist
Environmental data analyst
Environmental health and safety technician
Environmental management
Environmental policy and planning
Environmental scientist
Science communications

Further study options

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Taught/ Research 180 points: Students must have completed an undergraduate degree in Science from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 or higher in 75 points at Stage III in Environmental Science, or a related subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography and Geology.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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