Course Overview

Study the Masters of Applied Science full time, or part-time, and take hold of a meaningful career.

With a focus on looking after our whenua, this course will equip you with specialised knowledge to become a leader in your field.

During your studies, you will be encouraged to be innovative and undertake research to elicit change. 

Benefit from a network of industry experts and community groups, where graduates will be well-equipped to solve a range of environmental issues.

This course is delivered in partnership with Unitec.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Master of Applied Science: Tāhuhu Pūtaiao 
Locations To be confirmed
Next intake To be confirmed View more details
Study options

1.5 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Part-time study available

Total credits 180
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees To be confirmed for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • Environmental or Biosecurity Consultant
  • Environmental Advisor for Business
  • Biodiversity or Biosecurity Policy Analyst
  • Biodiversity or Conservation Advisor
  • Ecologist
  • Geospatial and Land-Use Specialist
  • Taxonomist
  • Research, Laboratory or Field Technician
  • Programme Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * To be confirmed for domestic students

*Please note, fees for our 2024 intakes are yet to be confirmed. Once they are, we will update our website to reflect the new 2024 fee amount.

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.

Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission to this course, all applicants must meet three admission requirements:

  • Requirements for either general admission, special admission/discretionary admission, or any additional Programme specific requirements
  • English language requirements
  • Access to a computer and internet access 

Whakaurunga Whānui | General Admission: To be admitted to this course all applicants must meet the following requirements; a recognised Bachelor's degree (or higher) in a relevant discipline with merit achievement deemed to be a grade average of B- or higher; or a professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Whakaurunga Motuhake | Special Admission Applicants: Must have attained the age of 20 years on or before the first day of the semester in which study for the course is to commence and provided sufficient evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other life experience that would indicate a successful outcome in the qualification.

Whakaurunga Tautui | Programme Specific Requirements: There are no course specific requirements. 

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

All students (domestic and international) must:

Have completed a bachelor's degree, bachelor's degree with honours, or a postgraduate diploma in a cognate subject recognised by Toi Ohomai; OR

Be able to demonstrate at least five years equivalent relevant practical and/or professional experience; AND

Provide evidence of ability to complete academic and other requirements (special admission requirements).

English language requirements

Whakaurunga Reo Pākehā | English

Language Admission Requirements domestic applicants must have achieved the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand University or equivalent. International applicants must also meet the English Language Entry Requirements as stated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority | Mana Tohu Matauranga O Aotearoa.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

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Study options

  • 1.5 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Part-time study available

Important dates

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