Course details

Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability
NZQF Level 7

About the course

The Bachelor of Social and Environmental Sustainability (BSEnS) explores the biggest global problems we have caused by injustice towards the environment and to communities, from pollution and climate change to world hunger.

You will gain meaningful skills including understanding how and why these issues happen, and the actionable steps we need to change these.

Help us build a sustainable and equitable future in business, policy, and global society.


Entry requirements

You will need University Entrance (or equivalent) to enrol.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Recommended preparation

Anyone from any study background will be able to study the BSEnS.

Interests in environmental science and sustainability, voluntary work, economics, or social change will be particularly useful to get the most out of study. Strong communications skills will also be very helpful.

About the provider

At the University of Canterbury you will get to enjoy the very best a university has to offer 'a world class learning environment, a vibrant campus and a great student lifestyle that's packed with opportunities.

You will gain hands-on experience in courses led by academics who are actively engaged in research and who are experts in their fields. The culture promotes active learning, where the vibrant community allows you to be who you are and do what you love.

UC's picturesque campus with modern teaching and research facilities is set in the heart of a city that has become a magnet for growth and innovation. Further afield lies a region packed with outdoor adventure, from the mountains to the sea.