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Master of Environment and Society

Course Description

Master of Environment and Society Overview
The MEnvSoc is a 180-point postgraduate programme designed for graduates of undergraduate qualifications in social sciences, environmental sciences, law, economics or management. Students build on their qualifying degrees to gain advanced knowledge and critical analysis of the many and diverse perspectives applied to understanding and addressing environmental challenges.

Students complete a selection of core papers (up to 120 points), and engage in independent research to complete a 60-point dissertation or 90-point thesis in the area of environmental and societal inter-relationships.

The structure of the degree also allows students to include relevant papers from other disciplines such as environmental science, law and management, and provides an ideal way to encourage close interconnections between theory and practice across a broad range of issues and topics.

Career Opportunities
The MEnvSoc is a cap-stone postgraduate qualification designed for students who completed a first degree in social sciences, environmental science, law, economics or management and now seek further qualifications with an interdisciplinary environmental focus before entering the workforce. Possible career paths include policy work (local, regional and national), as well as working with the Waitangi Tribunal and local iwis.

Industry Experience
The Faculty has begun to develop linkages with local government, educational and community groups in the region. We expect the programme to draw on a pool of community and professional contributors to provide guest lectures, workshops and host field trips.
The academic staff in the Faculty are active researchers and enjoy world class reputations in their chosen fields. Working alongside nationally and internationally ranked researchers, our research students gain invaluable expertise and are linked to global research ideas and communities.

Entry Requirements

students must have:Completed a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences in a relevant subject, or equivalent, orCompleted a Bachelor of Arts with Honours or Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours or a Bachelor of Environmental Planning or Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant subject, or equivalent, andMet the prerequisites required for masters level study; normally a B+ average in qualifying programmes.

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