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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Earth Sciences

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

Extend your knowledge in your specialist area at postgraduate level with our honours programme.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) programme involves one year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science.

After graduating with a BSc (Hons), it’s possible to progress to a Master of Science (MSc) degree. If you achieve First or Second Class First Division Honours in your BSc(Hons), you’ll be eligible for direct possible to a PhD.

Some specialisations may not be available for a Semester Two start.

Earth Sciences:

The study of Earth Sciences combines geology and physical geography to develop and explore our natural resources and manage natural hazard risk to become better stewards of our environment.

Earth Sciences is a fascinating and relevant subject about the world around us. In our times, there are so many pressures on the planet. This means that scientific study of the Earth is crucial, with geologists playing a vital role in finding and developing resources, as well as working to protect the environment.

Earth Sciences focuses on the physical forces that act on the Earth, the chemistry of its materials, and the biology of its past. Our courses cover a diverse range of subjects such as volcanology, geothermal energy, paleo-climates, economic geology, natural hazards, applied geophysics and various rock and mineral forming processes.

You will learn skills related to critical and spatial thinking, field observations, laboratory work and quantitative techniques.

Where can Earth Sciences take you?

Study in Earth Sciences leads to a wide and exciting variety of career paths. Trained Earth Scientists find work locally or internationally, working for geological and exploration companies, engineering companies, environmental consultancies, central government and local authorities. You could find yourself responsible for monitoring hazards such as volcanic activity, landslips or earthquakes. You could even use your data analysis training to move into IT industries.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,752.00 (US$ 29,955) per year

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

Start date

17 July 2023

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,752.00 (US$ 29,955) per year

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

Start date

17 July 2023

Venue

Newmarket Campus

314-390 Khyber Pass Road,

AUCKLAND,

Newmarket,

1023, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must have secondary school qualification or equivalent; USA Advanced Placement Exams (AP): 12 including an AP Exam or SAT subject test in English and one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Scores are calculated as an aggregate across all AP exams (minimum of 2 exams and a maximum of 4). Minimum grade of 3 is required in each exam. Results must be US College Board examined and certified. To be considered for entry, applicants must submit AP exam results and a High School Diploma with transcripts from a United States regionally accredited high school with above average grades.)

For international students

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), with the equivalent of a major in a similar field to your intended specialisation. You will need a GPE of 5.0.

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Taylors College Auckland
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  • New Zealand’s largest research organisation
  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
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