PGDip - Environmental Sciences 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.
The pressure on our environment is increasing as the human population grows. Environmental Sciences provide a basis for understanding environmental problems, and finding solutions to them.
- Applied Linguistics
- Biological Sciences
- Computer Science
- Counselling Studies
- Creative Technologies
- Digital Business
- Earth Sciences
- Ecology and Biodiversity
- Education and Society
- Educational Leadership
- Environment and Society
- Environmental Planning
- 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|
|*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.|
- Agricultural Adviser
- Biosecurity Officer
- Coastal Resource Manager
- Consent Planner
- Environmental Analyst
- Environmental Scientist
- Water Resource Manager
Papers available within Environmental Sciences
Prescriptions for the PGCert(EnvSci), PGDip(EnvSci), BSc(Hons), MSc, MSc(Res) and MSc(Tech)
To complete a postgraduate subject in Environmental Sciences, students must complete a minimum of 60 points of taught papers at 500 level, including at least 30 points with an ENVSC 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: ENVSC501, ENVSC502, ENVSC503, ENVSC504 and ENVSC505.
List B papers are: BIOEB503, BIOEB504, BIOEB505, BIOEB506, BIOMO503, BIOMO512, CHEMY503, EARTH501, EARTH502, EARTH503, EARTH504, EARTH505, EARTH506, ENGEV544, ENGEV545, SCIEN511 and SCIEN512.
Scholarships and prizes
Selected scholarships for Environmental Sciences students.
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
DairyNZ Masters Scholarship Closed
For students who are enrolled in the final year or have completed a Bachelors degree in Science, agricultural science, agricultural business or economics and are eligible to enrol in a masters degree at a New Zealand University. Up to three scholarships of $30,000 will be available each year + tuition fees.
For students who are enrolled or are intending to enrol in the final year of a masters degree at the University of Waikato and are undertaking research that applies to the conservation or environmental issues in the Waikato region. The scholarship will have a value of up to $5,000.
For students who are enrolled part- or full-time in a honours or masters degree at any New Zealand University and are conducting research in any aspect of ecology or management of wetlands. The scholarship will have a value of up to $2,000.
For full and part-time students, who are enrolling or have enrolled in the first year of a Masters degree in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science. The scholarship will have a value of up to $1,500.
Closing Date: 01 Apr 2020
For students who are enrolled full-time and are undertaking research towards a Masters thesis, Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma. Candidates must be resident in New Zealand for the tenure of the scholarship and their research should relate to the Whanganui River Catchment.
Expressions of Interest are sought from students who are intending to enrol full-time in a 120-point masters thesis or a PhD and have a particular interest in one of the specific research areas outlined.