New Zealand Marine Science Programme

Study and work with world-leading researchers at the University of Waikato’s Coastal Marine Field Station, learning how to manage marine resources and preserve ecosystems.

This experiential programme begins with an active field-based four week summer programme (January-February) then continues with one semester of marine science coursework at our campus in coastal Tauranga.

The Bay of Plenty region, home to some of New Zealand's best beaches, boasts a variety of unique marine experiences. Opportunities include research into New Zealand's worst ship wreck, diving in a living climate change lab, exploring submarine gas vents on White Island (New Zealand's most active volcano), and working with one of the world's largest shark nurseries for bronze whalers. Students will learn about marine biodiversity and ecology, human impacts on marine ecosystems, aquaculture, bioactives, ecotoxicology, and more.

Opportunities include diving in a living climate change lab.

Late January - Late June, 2020

75 points (typically 18 US credits; 37.5 ECTS)

$20,000 NZD (estimate; to be confirmed by late 2018)

What's included:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Airport pickup
  • Trips and excursions
  • Insurance
  • Official transcript

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