PGDip - Ecology and Biodiversity as a subject
Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.
In studying Ecology and Biodiversity you’ll learn about the distribution, abundance, and biology of organisms and their role in New Zealand’s most important ecosystems.
- Applied Linguistics
- Biological Sciences
- Computer Science
- Counselling Studies
- Digital Business
- Disability and Inclusion Studies
- Earth Sciences
- Education and Society
- Educational Leadership
- Environment and Society
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Health, Sport and Human Performance
- Human Development
- Human Resource Management
- International Management
- International Relations and Security Studies
- Language and Literacy Education
- Leadership Communication
- Management and Sustainability
- Materials and Processing
- Mathematics Education
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Pacific and Indigenous Studies
- Political Science
- Population Studies and Demography
- Professional Writing
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Science, Technology and Environmental Education
- Screen and Media Studies
- Security and Crime Science
- Social Policy
- Strategic Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
Apply to enrol
Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Fees (International):||$29,370-$38,350 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
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|*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.|
- Biodiversity Management
- Biodiversity Advisor
- Biodiversity Surveyor
- Biosecurity and Customs Officer
- Conservation Ranger
- Policy Analyst
- Research Associate
- Laboratory Technician
- Resource Manager
- Resource Planner
- Weed Management Advisor
- Pest Management Advisor
- Field Researcher
- Technical Officer
- Ecological Consultant
- Environmental Scientist
- Agricultural Scientist
- Agricultural Technician
- Museum Collections Technician
- Museum Curator
- Land Management Officer
- Zoo Keeper
Papers available within Ecology and Biodiversity
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Eco&Biod), PGDip(Eco&Biod), BSc(Hons), MSc, MSc(Res) and MSc(Tech)
To complete a postgraduate subject in Ecology and Biodiversity, students must complete a minimum of 60 points of taught papers at 500 level, including at least 30 points with an BIOEB prefix from the papers in List A, and a maximum of 30 points from the papers in List B. They must also complete any research requirement for their degree, typically SCIEN592 (60 points), SCIEN593 (90 points) or SCIEN594 (120 points), as well as any other degree requirements. Candidates should select their papers in consultation with the Postgraduate Convenor.
List A papers are: BIOEB501, BIOEB502, BIOEB503, BIOEB504, BIOEB505 and BIOEB506.
List B papers are: BIOMO503, BIOMO512, EARTH502, ENVSC502, ENVSC504, ENVSC505, PSYCH538, PSYCH559, PSYCH561, SCIEN511 and SCIEN512.
Scholarships and prizes
Selected scholarships for Ecology and Biodiversity students.
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
For students who are enrolled in the second year of full-time study towards an undergraduate degree, in the School of Science or the School of Engineering at the University of Waikato. The scholarship will have a value of up to $3,000.
Closing Date: 15 Jul 2020
For students who are enrolled full-time and have completed the second year of the Bachelor of Science (Technology) degree. The scholarship will have a value of $14,000 and a one year placement with the Hamilton Zoo.