About the courseNew Zealand, on the active margin of the Pacific with its volcanoes, earthquakes, dramatic geomorphology and 500 million years of geological history, is one of the best places on Earth to study geological processes. Our position in mid-southern latitudes and relative proximity to Antarctica means that New Zealand is a key location for climate change research. Geologists are directly involved in the monitoring, prediction and assessment of hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis. The geologist has an important role in land planning processes and in assessing environmental impact. Geologists have developed one of the most exciting new scientific theories of the twentieth century plate tectonics which explains the origin and locations of all the major geological features and Earth building processes of the planet. Geologists also search for the natural resources which sustain our technological society, not least of all, water. The construction of buildings, bridges, roads, dams and reservoirs requires geological expertise.
Intake MonthsFEBRUARY, JULY
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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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University of CanterburyLearn more about this institution Website
AboutFounded 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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Main Campus - University of Canterbury
20 Kirkwood Ave Christchurch 8041Open in maps See all courses at this campus
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.