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Master of Antarctic Studies


Course Description

Overview
Antarctic Studies is an internationally unique programme of study and inquiry that has been developed by staff at the University of Canterbury in partnership with Antarctica New Zealand, with significant contributions from other New Zealand universities.
The MAntaStud incorporates coursework in the first year, with the production of an individual research thesis in the second. The master's thesis allows participants to:
*base their research on fieldwork in Antarctica
*be supervised by the Antarctic community within and outside of the University.

Qualification structure and duration
In the first year 400-level courses relevant to a coherent programme are added to the courses completed as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies to an overall total course weight of 1.00 EFTS.
In their second year, students complete a thesis on an Antarctic-related topic, which may be based on fieldwork in Antarctica undertaken during the summer break at the end of the first year.

Duration
18 months to two years full-time or up to four years part-time. Part II (thesis) only: one year full-time or two years part-time.

Subjects and courses
Part I
Part I consists of:
*courses listed in the schedule for the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
*other 400-level courses relevant to a coherent programme of study.

Part II
ANTA690 Antarctic Studies Thesis

Entry Requirements

Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.Candidates must have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies or Postgraduate Diploma in Antarctic Studies orbeen admitted Ad Eundem Statum to enrol for the Master of Antarctic Studies and presented evidence of ability for advanced level academic study by normally having achieved a B average in 300-level courses and above.

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