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Master of Antarctic Studies

University of Canterbury

Subject area

Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Either the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies or evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will be knowledgeable and skilled in analysing current issues surrounding Antarctica and in developing suitable responses to a wide range of Antarctic affairs. They will appreciate the multiple dimensions of Antarctic issues and will be able to consider them from not only a scientific but also a political, cultural and social perspective. The students will have a solid understanding of the multi-disciplinary character of Antarctic research, they will be able to plan and undertake Antarctic research projects independently and will have extensive knowledge of current issues surrounding Antarctica including an undertaking of the international legal system that governs Antarctica. Graduates will have undertaken an evaluation of critical arguments concerning Antarctica in a wider international context and will be able to position they research projects and interests within a contextual understanding of the Antarctic Treaty System, New Zealand's obligations within the Treaty System ad their implications for any human activities in Antarctica. They will be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained to novel problems and within different national and cultural contexts.

Scholarship information

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Rural Women New Zealand Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students

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Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

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$1,000 each.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

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Phone: (03) 369 3999

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