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Bachelor of Climate Change

Climate change is the most pressing environmental issue facing humanity, affecting every facet of the world around us. We urgently need graduates who can lead future climate change solutions in all sectors of society.

The Bachelor of Climate Change degree allows students to become an expert in one of a wide range of different major subjects that are needed to develop effective climate change solutions.

Students will develop  a comprehensive understanding of climate change through the compulsory papers of the degree, including its scientific, social, cultural and economic dimensions. Mātauranga Māori is interwoven through the degree and students are taught the importance of valuing different worldviews when trying to develop authentic solutions to the challenges of climate change.

The degree culminates with a multidisciplinary group project, where students will work with an external organization to develop an effective low-carbon strategy. Students will graduate with skills and experiences that are in-demand, as we work towards a target of net zero emissions in Aotearoa by 2050.

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Key information

Years: 3
Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,223* per year
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Fees (International): $35,423* per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC) (Single Major)

Year 1

100 Level Major

100 Level Major

CLIMT103 Art Activism in a Changing Environment

CLIMT104 The Climate Change Crisis

CSMAX101 or ECONS205

Elective

Year 2

200 Level Major

200 Level Major

200 Level Major

CLIMT201 Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

CLIMT202 Māori and Pacific Responses to Climate Change

Elective

Elective

Elective

Year 3

300 Level Major

300 Level Major

300 Level Major

300 Level Major

CLIMT301 Climate Change Mitigation: Group Project

Elective

Elective

Elective

  • Major
  • Compulsory
  • Elective
This information is provisional and subject to change.

Career opportunities

  • Analyst
  • Anthropologist
  • Biodiversity manager
  • Climate action specialist
  • Climate change manager
  • Community educator
  • Consultant
  • Data analyst
  • Ecologist
  • Economist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Foreign affairs advisor
  • Iwi advisor
  • Media advisor
  • Policy analyst
  • Political Scientist
  • Politician
  • Planner
  • Public relations expert
  • Sustainability advisor

Riki Lewis For Riki Lewis, studying Earth Sciences at Waikato has led to an exciting job as a Soil Scientist with the Queensland Government.

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Scholarships and prizes

New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.

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Contacts

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Student Centre
Phone: 0800 WAIKATO (0800 924 528) or 07 838 4176
Email: [email protected]

Have a chat with one of our friendly advisers to help you plan your degree.

Phone: +64 7 8384610
Email: [email protected]

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