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Postgraduate study options: college of science

Are you in your final year of study at UC, wondering what your next steps might be? Now’s the time to start thinking about postgraduate study options and what benefits it could bring to yourself and your career.

The College of Science are offering postgraduate study options to give you specialist skills and applied experience. Below is a list of job-focused, specialised science masters degrees created to meet industry demand:

Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health – Graduates with geospatial science, data and health analytical skills will find work as spatial analysts, health policy makers, GIS software developers for roles in DHBs, health ministries, and other public health sector organisations.

Master of Geospatial Science and Technology – develop advanced skills in GIS and location data analysis for leadership roles in government, industry, and research.

Master of Water Resource Management – learn how to develop innovative and effective methods for the sustainable management of water.

Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal – graduates will find careers in environmental management, disaster risk reduction, hazard management, environmental consulting and well as local and regional government.

Professional Master of Engineering Geology – is a multidisciplinary area applying geological sciences to engineering work, identifying and mitigating geological hazards and aspects of land-use planning.

Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience – graduates are working in consultancies locally and internationally, in NZ Crown Research Institutes, in the Ministry for Civil Defence and Emergency Management, in regional Civil Defence and Emergency management Groups, and in the private sector.

For advice about these programmes, please contact sciencepgadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

For more information, visit the 2020 Postgraduate Prospectus or the postgraduate information website> 

Postgraduate options for a career in government

Coming to the end of your undergraduate degree and thinking of your next step towards a career in government?

MPAG and MIRAD students on their field trip to parliament

The College of Arts offer three Taught Masters Programmes in Political Science and European Union Studies that can help you get one step closer to fulfilling your career aspirations. These courses don’t require you to have previous study experience in that field, and give you the chance to change the current direction of your studies.

In our Master of Policy and Governance you will learn about policy analysis and strategic decision-making, with a goal to progress towards a career in local, regional, national, and not-for-profit roles in governance. Our Master of International Relations and Diplomacy is perfect if you are interested in working in international and global affairs. And in our Master of European Union Studies you will learn about the EU’s global role in foreign policy development, human rights, trade and multiculturalism.

If you think this sounds like your future career pathway, then check out these and other postgraduate options at https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/arts/qualifications-and-courses/

Applications to enrol are now open.

Postgraduate and Doctoral Scholarships

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, University of Canterbury postgraduate and doctoral scholarships

Three NTRC scholarships are offered annually to Doctoral students which are worth $21,000, plus fees, for three years.

The NTRC also offers five scholarships annually for Postgraduate Diploma, Honours and Master’s students. These scholarships are valued at $12,000 plus fees, for one year.

Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at the University of Canterbury, but preference will be given to applicants whose projects promote mātauranga Māori within the sciences, commerce, law or engineering and are linked to the mission and current research foci of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.

Subject matters of particular interest to the centre are:

  • Environmental sciences
  • Indigenous and tribal economies
  • 19th Century textual translations of rare South Island manuscripts

Applications open annually 31 August and close at 4pm on 31 October.

Eruera Prendergast-Tarena, NTRC PhD Scholarship Recipient

To download a copy of the scholarship regulations and to apply online please visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ntrc/scholarships/

To enquire please contact the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Administrator, phone: +64 3 369 5527 or email: ntrc@canterbury.ac.nz