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This 180-point Master of Antarctic Studies (MASt) is a one-year degree that kick starts with summer courses that are coordinated by Gateway Antarctica, a research centre based at UC.
Gateway Antarctica offers 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 other New Zealand universities.
Antarctic research is represented in one of the 11 New Zealand National Science Challenges, highlighting the importance of understanding the role of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in determining New Zealand's future climate and environment. It is also of interest internationally, especially to countries that make up the signatory states to the Antarctic Treaty and those that undertake national polar research programmes and institutes.
This master's degree allows students to:
MASt students must complete the following:
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, possible into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor
A student interested in enrolling for the Master of Antarctic Studies must have a relevant postgraduate qualification in a suitable background to Antarctic Studies (eg, the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies), and evidence of their ability to complete advanced-level academic study (normally a B Grade Point Average in 300-level, or equivalent, courses).
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
You will need to complete the application form on the Gateway Antarctica website by 9 April.
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