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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 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

From one Postgrad to another: GradFest 2019

Winter GradFest is happening from 10 June to 14 June, with a variety of sessions to help you on your thesis journey. From statistics to literature reviews to research tools, this week will provide useful guidance and tips on the research process. Plus, there are social events where you can share your ups and downs with your fellow postgrads!

Whether you’re at the beginning, middle, or end of your postgraduate studies, you will find something helpful. If you’re just getting started, you may need to apply for ethics approval, which can be an intimidating process. Having someone explain the application and some of the common mistakes people make will save you time later on. You will also get a sense of the timeframe so you can better plan your schedule.

For those in the thick of the data collection or writing phases, you may be feeling really stressed and want to know how others in the academic world manage their stress. The panel of experts who will be speaking know what it’s like and will share some strategies that work for them. We all handle stress differently, but it’s comforting to know we are not alone and there are things that can help. There’s also a mindfulness session on the last day. If you haven’t tried this technique, now’s your chance to give it a go.

If you’re nearing the end of your postgraduate study, keep going! You’re almost there. You can listen to your fellow postgrads discuss their practical tips for getting to the end during the ‘Are we there yet?’ session. There’s also a session on the oral exam so you’ll feel more prepared for what this means for you.

Kara Kennedy – PHD student

Visit the Winter Gradfest webpage to check out all of the sessions and events happening.

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