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Study Environmental Science at Otago

St Clair Beach


Environmental Science focuses on understanding how the environment works, so that environmental damage can be minimised, or repaired.

Environmental Science is multidisciplinary, and involves a wide range of different research areas including chemistry, geography, geology, marine science, surveying and zoology.

It is offered as a postgraduate programme for Master of Science (MSc). A flexible structure allows for full-time and part-time study and research projects based in the workplace.

Intending PhD students should contact the Programme Administrator at

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Contact details

Website Environmental Science


See the full list of Environmental Science papers.

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Programme Requirements

Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Science

Papers and Thesis
  • ENVS 495 (this paper is not currently offered)

  • Four 400-level papers from appropriate subjects approved by the Programme Director

  • Thesis: ENVS 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

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