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Earth Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #266 (QS) Hamilton, New Zealand
The demand for experts in Earth Sciences, such as the graduates from the Earth Sciences programme at the University of Waikato, continues to grow as we look to better manage our soil, water, minerals, energy and coastal and marine resources, as well as understand natural hazards  such as floods, earthquakes, tsunami, landslides and volcanic eruptions.
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Overview

Why to study

The University of Waikato is uniquely placed to offer a thorough grounding in all aspects of the Earth Sciences. We are situated close to both North Island coasts, a short drive from the active Taupo Volcanic Zone, at the heart of the richest New Zealand farming region, and have New Zealand's longest river on our doorstep.

We are a leader in teaching and research related to the Earth’s environment, and offer you a learning experience that goes beyond the laboratory and lecture room - and out into the world.

The Earth Sciences major at Waikato consists of four main sub-disciplines: geology, soil science, hydrology and coastal processes. The first two years concentrate on fundamental knowledge and skills across all subdisciplines. In your final year, you’ll have the option to specialise in a specific area.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Volcanology 
  • Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology 
  • Engineering Geology 
  • Pedology and Land Evaluation 
  • Soil and Water Management 
  • Water Resources and Hazards 
  • Coastal Oceanography 
  • Coastal Geomorphology and Management 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31795 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31795 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7130 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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