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Master of Environmental Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will be able to demonstrate high-level understanding of the interconnected aspects of environmental science, including the physical causes of and scientific solutions to environmental issues, identification of any impacts and the responses or strategies required to manage those environmental impacts or concerns at local/national/international levels. Graduates will have an excellent understanding of key issues in environmental science. They will be independent thinkers, able to continuously update their understanding and practice in the light of emerging knowledge, and critically reflect on their own knowledge framing. Graduates will be well-prepared to take on leadership roles in environmental science. Likely employment prospects within New Zealand include Crown Research Institutes (e.g. NIWA, GNS Science, AgResearch, Plant and Food Research, Landcare Research), government departments (e.g. Department of Conservation), government ministries (e.g. Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry for the Environment) local and regional councils (e.g. GWRC) and private companies (e.g. Fonterra, Zealandia, Gallagher Group).

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A bachelor s degree in environmental science, earth sciences, chemistry, biology, physics or mathematics with an average grade of B or better, or with the permission of the Head of School.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$13,784 $13,784
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$26,518 $26,518
Total $40,302 $40,302

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $58,903
Earnings range $41,439 - $68,590
In employment 73%
In further study 23%
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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