• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Bachelor of Environment and Society is a flexible degree that allows students who have concerns about the major, often global, social and environmental challenges of today’s world to learn the critical skills to understand and confront those challenges and create, promote, and extend positive societal change.

Key Features 

  • Students have the chance to encounter diverse perspectives, such as historical, psychological, sociological, geographical and philosophical, and become graduates with wide ranging critical thinking skills which are in high demand with employers.
  • With global social, environmental, and indigenous issues looming ever-larger, the need for appropriately skilled, critical thinkers with a broad, multi- and interdisciplinary understanding is growing rapidly. The BES equips graduates to tackle the big issues and to be part of the solution.”

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Pass at least 360 credits (24 courses)
  • Pass all compulsory courses
  • Complete no more than 165 credits (11 courses) at the 100 level

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • NCEA level 3 (i.e. a minimum of 60 credits at level 3 or above plus 20 credits at level 2 or above); and
  • A minimum of 12 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three approved subjects (this applies to 2020 only. In other years, 14 credits in each of three approved subjects is required); and
  • Literacy – 5 reading credits and 5 writing credits at Level 2 or higher from standards on the NZQA list of university entrance literacy standards; and
  • Numeracy – 10 credits from standards on the NZQA list of numeracy standards

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20499 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20499 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4579 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4579 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • National students: 6,500 NZD
  • International students: 29,100 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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