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Master of Environmental Management

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Environmental Management reflects the growing need to protect the environment and use resources of land, water, soil, plants, and animals in a balanced and sustainable way. This programme will help you gain advanced knowledge in current land and water-based environmental management.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Study Mode
Online, In person

About this course

The Master of Environmental Management reflects the growing need to protect the environment and use resources of land, water, soil, plants, and animals in a balanced and sustainable way.

This programme will help you gain advanced knowledge in current land and water-based environmental management. You could specialise in the policy or economic side of environmental management. You can also study courses in important environmental management tools and techniques like GIS, Remote Sensing and Life Cycle Assessment. Your study will cover the following topics:

  • an evaluation of current environmental issues
  • holistic and transdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving
  • environmental assessment techniques
  • environmental economics
  • environmental policy
  • environmental anthropology
  • participation in environmental management
  • research skills and undertaking literature reviews
  • project evaluation.

You'll gain an in-depth understanding of how the natural environment functions. You will also learn how societal values, needs and attitudes are reconciled with the need to maintain the integrity of ecological systems.

Entry requirements

To enter the Master of Environmental Management (180 credits) you will have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), or close equivalent, with a minimum B average in the majoring 300-level courses.

Study locations

Manawatu

Online

Career pathways

Postgraduate learning is a satisfying and challenging process. Environmental management is an exciting and rewarding area of study, leading to a growing number of careers.

Demand for people with environment management skills is growing in New Zealand and overseas.

Organisations outside of those directly related to environmental issues are increasingly recognising the need to have expertise in this area in every industry.

Your lecturers maintain excellent relationships with key organisations. These relationships give our students networking opportunities for future careers. Massey environmental management graduates are highly sought-after by employers and the majority of our students find employment before they graduate.

Nearly 30% of our graduates are employed in research, universities or district or city councils. Many are also in private consultancies and business.

The average annual salary for a graduate from our programme is over NZ$80,000.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.