Course details

Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
Domestic tuition ¤9,160 per year
International tuition ¤21,300
NZQF Level 8

About the course

Antarctic Studies is an internationally unique programme of study and inquiry that has been developed by staff at the University of Canterbury in partnership with Antarctica New Zealand, with significant contributions from the other New Zealand universities. The Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies attracts graduate students from a diverse range of disciplines and draws on the expertise of over thirty academic staff and guest speakers. Students examine major scientific and environmental themes as well as contemporary issues facing Antarctica. Participants will consider the major social, political and legal issues facing the region. As part of the course students travel to Antarctica for a unique field trip to gather data for reports and projects. The PGCertAntaStud may be awarded with Distinction.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, be approved by the Academic Dean of Science and have satisfied the medical examination prescribed by Antarctica New Zealand.

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.

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