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PhD - Environmental Planning as a subject

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University for research carried out under the supervision of at least two staff members. A PhD can also be presented as a PhD with Publication or a PhD with a Creative Practice Component.

Environmental Planning at Waikato develops your knowledge of how human behaviour affects the environment. We'll inspire you to understand how social, economic and cultural aspects, and the physical environment contribute to problems and provide solutions.


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Key information

Years: 3
Start Dates: The first day of any month from February to November
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $6,415 - $6,878 per year
Estimated Fees* (International): $32,577-$42,841 per year *New international students may be eligible for domestic fees
Area of Study:
New Zealand resident International PhD students pay the domestic fee.

*Tuition fees shown above 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.

Career opportunities

  • City Planner
  • Community Planner
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Educator
  • Iwi Management Planner
  • Policy Analyst or Advisor
  • Private Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Resource Consent Planner
  • Reserves Planner
  • Transport Planner

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Prescriptions for the PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.


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Environmental Planning Programme


The Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) is a professional accredited degree.

To complete the requirements of the BEP, students must complete:

Level 100: ENVPL100ENVPL101 and MAORI102.

Level 200: ENVPL201ENVPL203GEOGY209GEOGY219 and GEOGY228.

Level 300: ENVPL300ENVPL302ENVPL303 ENVPL306 and ENVPL309.

Level 400: ENVPL401ENVPL402ENVPL404ENVPL406ENVPL407 and ENVPL490.

as well as the following:

15 points from ARTSC101, ARTSC103ARTSC105ARTSC106 or ENSLA103.

30 points from BIOEB102EARTH101EARTH102ECONS101ECONS102ENVSC101, GEOGY103, MAORI111 or POLSC102.

The three BEP streams and their requirements are:

Science and the Environment: 30 points from BIOEB102EARTH101EARTH102ENVSC101; and ENVSC201; and 30 points from BIOEB202EARTH221EARTH231EARTH241; and SCIEN300; and 30 points from BIOEB303BIOEB304BIOEB305EARTH322EARTH331EARTH341 and EARTH342.

Society and the Environment: 30 points from ECONS101ECONS102GEOGY101GEOGY102POLSC102SOCIO101SOCPY100; and POPST201; and 30 points from ECONS200ECONS202 or ECONS301, ECONS204 or ECONS307PHILO217POLCY212POLSC211SOCPY200; and one of GEOGY301 or POPST302; and 30 points from ANTHY325, ECONS301ECONS303ECONS307GEOGY301GEOGY309, GEOGY323, GEOGY328POLCY318, POLSC327, SOCPY300 and SOCPY301.

Te Ara Taiao: Māori and the Environment: 30 points from MAORI111MAORI112MAORI150; and POPST201; and 30 points from MAORI202MAORI203MAORI211MAORI212MAORI250; and one of GEOGY301 or POPST302; and 30 points from ANTHY325, MAORI302MAORI303MAORI304MAORI311MAORI312MAORI350.

Please note: For all graduate subject requirements check the information provided in the papers section above.


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