Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability

University of Canterbury

Subject area

Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability will have the knowledge and skills, including Indigenous knowledge/matauranga Maori, to understand how complex socio-ecological systems and processes drive (un)sustainability. They will be able to critically engage in transdisciplinary, collaborative problem solving for sustainable change. Graduates will also understand ethical, social and environmental justice issues that impact sustainability decision making, alongside gaining skills for collaboration and community engagement in a Treaty framework. Graduates will have developed written, oral and numeracy skills and competencies to research, analyse, critique and present arguments for a range of audiences.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Studies in Human Society at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

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Phone: (03) 369 3999

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