Bachelor On Campus

Environmental Contamination (Hons)

University of Canterbury

48 months
25638 USD/year
5256 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Environmental Contamination (Hons) from University of Canterbury is the science of prevention, mitigation, and treatment of contaminants and invasive organisms in our unique ecosystems.


Environmental Contamination (Hons) from University of Canterbury offers practical learning in identifying chemical and biological contaminants and their source, analysing their impact, and developing strategies to prevent further exposure.


This major will prepare you for work in border security, disaster response and management, Health and Safety (H&S) process, planning, and investigation for at-risk work environments, environmental law and policy, consultancy, research, water and infrastructure planning, agriculture, forestry, and health services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biologists
  • Advanced Microbiology
  • Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Environmental and Climate Modelling
  • Water Quality and Quantity Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • NCEA
  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Academic Transcript
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25638 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25638 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5256 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National students - 7281 NZD
  • International Students - 35,500 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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