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MA Scholarship: History of Canterbury Environmental and Conservation leadership and heritage

Research proposals are invited for a funded 1-year MA in History. The project will explore aspects of the history of environmental-conservation leadership and heritage in Canterbury using an oral history approach. Besides their supervisors, the successful candidate will work closely with contract partners Colleen Philip and Diana Shand at Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch and the ECO Canterbury Environment Network, and with Lyndon Fraser at the UC Oral History Centre. This unique public history opportunity allows the successful candidate to develop new skills in community network engagement alongside their academic work. An understanding of, and passion for, environmental-conservation activism and issues might be advantageous.

An essential outcome of the project is the recording, transcribing and archiving of between five and eight oral history interviews with local environmental leaders we have identified. The candidate will undertake and complete UC Human Ethics Committee and Māori Research Consultation applications in February 2020 and carry out the recordings by June 2020. They will work with sector partners and present their initial findings at a public forum in 2020.

Thesis topic proposals may address any aspect of environmental and conservation leadership in Canterbury which incorporates elements of oral history. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • A particular organisation or campaign (e.g. the Clean Air Society).
  • The role and methods of environmental and/or conservation leaders and activists, or a particular individual’s impact in this area.
  • A broad analysis of the environmental or conservation movement in the region.
  • Bicultural approaches to environmental and/or conservation activism.

A research proposal of no more than 1000 words, including a project outline and brief bibliography, should be submitted by Monday 20 January 2020 at 5pm.

Eligible candidates will have a first-class or 2:1 Honours degree in History or a related discipline, and are also encouraged to apply for a UC Masters Scholarship, alongside this award of $8,000. Students are welcome to contact Associate-Professor Lyndon Fraser (lyndon.fraser@canterbury.ac.nz) for further advice about the application.

Postgraduate study options: Master of Engineering in Management

If you’ve come to the end of your Engineering Degree and you’d like to continue your study, take a look at the The Master of Engineering in Management (MEM). 

The MEM programme at UC gives engineering and science graduates the skills to manage a range of engineering enterprises.

Professional engineering leaders with technical expertise and a broad range of business skills and acumen are needed to address the challenges of managing complex engineering ventures in our increasingly globalised world.

Successful engineering managers are outstanding communicators and team focused achievers who can adapt to rapidly changing high tech environments.

If this sounds like something you’d like to pursue then find out more at www.mem.canterbury.ac.nz or contact a student advisor on engpgdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Postgraduate study options: business taught masters

If you are thinking of further study, a Business Taught Masters (BTM) is a great way to get prepared for the world of business.

Our programmes are designed for graduates from any degree, to give you specialist skills and applied experience to get ready for working in business.

The UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga offers Business Taught Masters degrees in:

Business Information Systems
Information Systems is one of the fastest growing areas for employment, opening the door to exciting careers. It is on the long-term skill shortage list for New Zealand, with career opportunities to suit diverse strengths and skills.

Business Management

Broaden your career options with a Master of Business Management (MBM). Our MBM is a generalist taught Master’s that will equip you with key skills and expertise from multiple core business functions to give you increased commercial intelligence and oversight capability.

Financial Management
Demand for both accounting and finance professionals in New Zealand continues to grow, creating considerable opportunities for employment. Financial management is a significant discipline practised by hundreds of thousands of professionals around the globe.

Professional Accounting
Our Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is a conversion degree, designed specifically for a career in accounting.

To find out more about what it’s like to study a BTM, watch our student stories>

For more information email: postgradbusiness@canterbury.ac.nz