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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Earth Sciences

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is an opportunity for Bachelor of Science graduates to advance their qualifications.

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 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.

Summer School will start in January.

What can you study in Earth Sciences?

Postgraduate study in Earth Sciences encompasses the study of the earth and earth processes that can also fall into the disciplines of geology, geophysics and physical geography.

Areas of research interests open to exploration include:

  • Climate and Society
  • Coasts and Rivers
  • Environmental Change
  • Hazards and Disasters
  • Natural Resources
  • Volcanology, Petrology and Geochemistry

Further study options

  • Master of Science
  • Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice
  • Master of Bioscience Enterprise
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,638.50 (US$ 29,011) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $46,525 - NZ $46,752

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

Start date

27 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,638.50 (US$ 29,011) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $46,525 - NZ $46,752

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

Start date

27 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have completed a Bachelors degree at a recognised university (or similar institution), with a grade point equivalent of 3.5. 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.

For international students

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) in your intended specialisation with a GPE of 3.0. Some specialisations may require you to have completed specific courses in your undergraduate degree.

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.

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About University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most highly ranked university, with a global reputation for academic excellence.

  • Ranked 85th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022)
  • New Zealand’s largest research organisation
  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
  • 9th in the world in THE University Impact Rankings 2021

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