About the course
Managing the worlds precious water resources requires professionals to have multidisciplinary knowledge and an integrated approach, involving scientific, political, hydrological, economic and planning skills. This degree will prepare graduates for a professional career in water resource management and to develop innovative and effective methods for the sustainable management of this critical resource in New Zealand and internationally. The first year (Part I) of the Master of Water Resource Management comprises three core courses, and other relevant courses from the Schedule. In the second year (Part II) students undertake a research thesis with external stakeholder support and interest to provide them with experience in the sector. Part I and II: 2 years full-time, up to 4 years part-time. Part II (thesis-only): 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.
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Masters Degree (Research)
English language requirements
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An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
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Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening.
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PTE with an overall score of58 and no PTE communicative skills score below58
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July, 2023 Duration 2Years Course fee AUD 57,000
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February, 2023 Duration 2Years Course fee AUD 57,000
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City Closed Campus Main Campus

University of Canterbury

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Founded over 140 years ago, the University of Canterbury (UC) is a prestigious institution based in Christchurch, New Zealand, that is ranked among the world’s top 250 universities. It is in the top 1% of universities worldwide and boasts graduates who have a real impact on the world we live in - including actor Sam Neil and Google’s Engineering Director, Craig Nevill-Manning.
. It is New Zealands second oldest university (after the University of Otago, itself founded four years earlier in 1869). It was founded in 1873 as Canterbury College, the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand.
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20 Kirkwood Ave Christchurch 8041

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Situated on 76 hectares in the leafy Christchurch suburb of Ilam, the UC campus is a beautiful space to learn in. The campus is the central hub where learning and living are combined. It houses teaching and learning facilities, accommodation and leisure activities all together.With expansive green spaces and gardens, UC builds off the natural beauty by which it is surrounded. This includes Christchurchs iconic Avon river which meanders alongside University Drive through the campus.