Centre for Environmental Resources and Energy Law.Huntly Power station

Master of Environmental Planning

Masters Degree MEP
Centre for Environmental Resources and Energy Law.Huntly Power station

Improve your knowledge of planning and produce your own research when you study towards a Master of Environmental Planning at the University of Waikato. You'll build on your undergraduate and graduate qualifications in this field.

180 points, 1- 1.5 years

or 120 points, 1 year

Hamilton, Tauranga

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Why study a MEP?

During your Master of Environmental Planning (MEP), you'll develop your knowledge and skills relating to both the theory and practical applications of planning.

Your research skills will build to an advanced level, and you'll gain a broad and in-depth understanding of knowledge relating to this specialist area. Throughout this degree, you'll refine your ability to show independent critical judgement.

Collaboration with Planning Professionals

During the MEP programme, you'll go to guest lectures, attend workshops and enjoy field trips where a range of professionals share their expertise. The Environmental Planning programme has enjoyed longstanding and active links with these professionals.

The teaching staff are connected with relevant networks such as the New Zealand Planning Institute, City and Regional Councils, central government agencies, and private consultants. Collaboration is encouraged and the MEP helps build close relations between Programme members and employers, whether they be in environmental agencies or resource-use industries. These links help with addressing practical environmental problems.

Career Opportunities

Once you've completed your MEP, you'll be qualified to work in a range of different jobs. You may be passionate about research, and want to work in a research-focused role in either the public or private sector. Maybe you'd prefer to work for a professional planning consultancy or in a local or central government agency. You may like to work for an iwi authority or a natural resource user.

180 points, 1- 1.5 years

or 120 points, 1 year

Hamilton, Tauranga

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

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Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences

Environmental Planning Graduate Student Advisor