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Environment

Learn to help solve some of the most critical issues that are facing the planet today.


 

Degrees

Our environment programmes will prepare you for immediate employment in the field by providing the most up-to-date industry knowledge and experience in terms of addressing real-world environmental issues.

The world is in crisis. Major problems such as resource depletion, loss of biodiversity and pollution are pushing the environment towards its limit.

Meanwhile, the population is growing and changing rapidly, with the prospect of reaching 10 billion by 2050, which will put still more pressure on our precious natural resources.

It’s time for us all to step up and make a difference. By studying with our internationally-recognised researchers and lecturers, you can help to lead the way to a brighter, more sustainable future.

 

Testimonials


KATHRYN COLLINS
Bachelor of Environmental Management
Master of Resource Studies Specialist, Water, Environmental Strategy and Policy Department, Auckland Council
 
Kathryn Collins is from Auckland, but her mother, aunt and two brothers also studied at Lincoln University. With a natural love of the outdoors, Katie was involved in environmentally-focused educational programmes at school.
 
“These programmes were where my interest in learning more about the environment was fostered, which led me to studying for the Bachelor of Environmental Management.”
 
While at Lincoln, Katie’s interest in the environment turned specifically towards water usage, quality and quantity, and freshwater ecology.
 
“I’m also interested in how Māori cultural values interact with ecology and natural resource planning. Upon completing my thesis, I applied for jobs in freshwater policy and monitoring, and my qualifications helped land my current role.”
 
Katie, a freshwater specialist at Auckland Council, has worked with the Auckland Plan Natural Environment Chapter, Unitary Plan and on the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management in Auckland. Katie enjoyed Lincoln’s practical, real world curriculum and working as an elected official of the Lincoln University Students’ Association (LUSA).
 
RUTH MARKHAM SHORT
Master of Environmental Policy
Development Manager, Modus Group
 
Ruth Markham Short finished her studies in 2013, gaining a Master of Environmental Policy, and went on to work as a planner in the Resource Consents Unit at the Christchurch City Council.
 
She is now a development manager for a small property development company.
 
“I’m glad I decided to study here and continue to live in Christchurch,” she says. “The city has so much to offer.”
She decided to attend Lincoln because she wanted to further her education in resource management and environmental policy.
 
“Lincoln offered the best course options for this,” she says.
“We were encouraged to take charge of our own study and to share ideas to help develop each other’s understanding of the course subject, but always with assistance readily available from enthusiastic and approachable lecturers.”
 

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