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.

Please note: this programme will not be offered in 2020.

This experiential programme is an active field-based four week programme (June-July) based at our campus in coastal Tauranga.  Students then have the opportunity to continue with one semester of marine science coursework if they choose.

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, 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.

June-July 2021

15 points (3-4 US credits; 7.5 ECTS)

TBC, estimated $7500 NZ (approx. $4800 US; 4400 Euros)

What's included:

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

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