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Bachelor of Climate Change

If you are an international student who is not currently in New Zealand, you can start this programme online in A Trimester 2022 (March) until you are able to join us on campus in New Zealand. See how to apply.

Students studying the Bachelor of Climate Change must also choose another major subject to study alongside their climate change papers. Online students can choose from the following majors: Economics, Strategic Management, Public Relations, Education and Society, some arts and social sciences majors but with limited paper availability.

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)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $7,223 - $7,408 per year
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Estimated Fees* (International): $35,420 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 2

200 Level Major

200 Level Major

200 Level Major

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

Year 1 papers

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

Allycia van de Laar Both of my degrees at the University of Waikato have been an amazing experience and so I highly recommend studying at a tertiary level to everyone

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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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