Studying Climate Science at University of Auckland
Environmental Physics is the study of the Earth and environment using physics and mathematics. It spans from the deep interior of the Earth to its surface, oceans and atmosphere. Researchers in this field aim to explain the physical phenomena we observe today to discover their past history and to model their future behaviour.
The Earth Sciences major explores the processes that have shaped Earth, from its deepest interior to its surface, and into neighbouring space. It investigates the complexity and interactions of Earth’s systems, and addresses the impact of natural processes on society, and vice versa.
The approaches used in Green Chemical Science often involve interdisciplinary studies in catalysis, synthesis, toxicology, analytical methodology, materials science, and biochemistry, in order to tackle global issues and problems that impact on sustainability.
From studying the environmental effects of human activity to applying scientific knowledge and skills to preserve and restore our natural heritage – Environmental Science seeks solutions to pressing environmental problems.
You will focus on real-world problems, the biological, chemical and physical processes that underlie them, and ways in which humans interact in these issues. You will gain skills in understanding and processing scientific information. You will analyse and model environmental data, and communicate that information, including the risk and uncertainty involved in it, to better preserve and restore our natural environment.
Geographic Information Science
Study the data structures and techniques that are used to capture, process and visualise geographic information.
Courses in Geography stretch from the study of coastal and river processes and landforms, to climatology, biogeography, hydrology, environmental change, environmental management, rural and urban development, housing, population change, policy formation, and socio-economic change.
You will take a mix of advanced courses in Geology, Mathematics and Physics and focus on applied/solid earth, atmospheric or marine environmental physics.
Postgraduate study in Earth Sciences encompasses the study of the earth and earth processes that can also fall into the disciplines of geology, geophysics and physical geography.
Postgraduate study in Green Chemical Science aims to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to make important contributions to scientific research in this field.
You will learn about the minimisation of damage to human health and the environment from toxic chemicals, climate change and global warming, and the use of greener alternatives, including green production strategies and low-carbon technologies.
Postgraduate study in Environmental Science focuses on a scientific approach to environmental problem solving in natural and managed environments.
Postgraduate Geography spans the full range of research interests in the discipline through a wide variety of advanced and specialised courses. These include:
- Physical and biological systems: climatology, hydrology, biogeography, and geomorphology
- Social, economic and cultural change: urban processes, policy formation, globalisation and its effects, political economy, or political ecology, health and well-being, regional and rural spaces
- Environmental management: environmental change, sustainable development, science and society relations
- Geographical Information Science (GIS): mapping and analysing information.
Masters and Honours research