What will I learn?

Turn your interest in the environment into a career

With a BA (Environmental Studies) you’ll be prepared for a meaningful and important career.

What is it Like?

When you take environmental studies at Massey, you will explore the dynamic relationship between human society and our environment. It’s a relationship that is always changing. You will learn to think critically and understand the big picture, rather than seeing environmental questions simply as problems that can be solved easily with a technological fix.

Tailor a degree that’s just for you

With a BA (Environmental Studies), you can choose to explore almost anything to do with the environment, from a scientific, social, cultural or economic point of view. You can also bring together courses from a range of disciplines to create a degree just for you.

Careers

Our society is becoming more environmentally aware and career opportunities in this area are growing. Many local, regional and national government agencies are employing people to focus specifically on aspects of the environment and how it can be preserved, including:

  • Allocation of water resources
  • Ecological restoration
  • Endangered species management
  • Waste and toxic substances management
  • Weed and pest management

Requirements

From a base of a 100-level Geography course, you develop your study of environmental issues through examining New Zealand's Environmental Issues along with techniques of social research then advancing to Global Environmental issues. From these compulsory elements you can develop your own particular interest areas whether they are Geography, Social Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics or sustainable development.

Major requirements

A major in Environmental Studies consists of 135 credits (nine courses).

Which department am I in?

School of People, Environment and Planning

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$32,780.00 (US$ 20,451) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2021

More details

Start date

13 July 2020, 22 February 2021

Venue

Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,

Turitea,

4474, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT- 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic - 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English - 169.

For international students

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
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About this uni

As well as being highly ranked in Development Studies, Education & Psychology, all students graduate with skills that make them highly employable.

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  • Home to 5,000+ international students
  • International partnerships in 15 countries
  • A long tradition of teaching & research excellence