Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and the geological, environmental, and social processes that affect the world around us.

Throughout New Zealand and across the globe, from the Earth’s deep interior to the communities we live in, our staff and students are working to understand the matters that most affect our planet.

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Are you interested in the structure and history of the Earth or passionate about having a positive impact on the natural and human world? Apply now to study in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

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Master of Environmental Science

The state of the planet is one of the biggest issues facing humankind today. Gain the knowledge and experience to become a skilled environmental scientist.

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Postgraduate programmes in Geographic Information Science

Unlock the power of geographic data with a course-based postgraduate programme

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Our Environment

The Environmental Science students share stories on topics of interest including didymo, mangroves and the fashion industry in this class blog.

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Marsden Fund Successes

Ian Schipper and Jenni Hopkins from the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Science received Marsden funding from the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

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  • Why NZ vineyards are resting on climate change laurels

    Like many other industries, New Zealand’s $1.6 billion wine industry is starting to see the effects of climate change on its products. However, Victoria University of Wellington research shows that most wineries can’t – or won’t – do anything to mitigate the effects.

  • PhD candidate recipient of award for ground breaking paper

    Lettie Roach, from Victoria University of Wellington, was yesterday announced as the joint recipient of the Hatherton Award of the Royal Society of New Zealand for her contribution to a paper on a new generation of sea ice models.