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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.

Get ahead over Summer

There’s still time to enrol in a Summer School course.

There are over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate courses available, ranging from Biology to Te Reo, and from Economics to Statistics.

Summer study is a great way to shorten the time it takes to complete your degree, retake a course you failed during the year, spread your workload or pick up a prerequisite course – while still having time to make the most of the long summer days.