Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies)

Massey University
1 hour
Diploma / certificate
On campus
Palmerston North
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About this program

Turn your passion for the natural world into a career

If you are interested in and passionate about the natural world, a Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies) is a good place to begin. You’ll explore people's relationships with the environment through different disciplines.

What is it Like?

Environmental studies is concerned with human society in its physical setting. It examines the relationships between natural, social and built environments. Environmental studies is a broad topic that explores diverse and complex environmental issues from a range of perspectives - scientific, social, cultural and economic.


With society becoming more environmentally aware, careers in this area are growing. Many local and national government departments are employing people to focus on aspects of the environment and how it can be preserved. Areas where knowledge of environmental studies is useful include:

  • Allocation of water resources
  • Ecological restoration
  • Endangered species management
  • Waste and toxic substances management
  • Weed and pest management


The requirements for the Diploma in Arts endorsed in Environmental Studies are:

Pass in both:

  • 230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
  • 230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking

Pass 75 credits in Environmental Studies consisting of:

  • 145.111, 15 credits from 121.210 or 121.211
  • at least 30 credits at 200- and 300-level in Environmental Studies
  • 15 credits at any level in Environmental Studies

The remaining 15 credits for the Diploma in Arts can be from Part II of the schedule for the Bachelor of Arts degree (including further courses from the endorsement subject) and/or courses offered in other undergraduate degrees.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Massey University is one of New Zealand's largest universities with more than 34,000 students studying across three vibrant campuses. We welcome more than 4,400 international students from more than 100 countries each year. We also have a growing number of...

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Massey University

Private Bag 11 222
4442 Palmerston North
New Zeeland


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