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Graduate Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies)

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Note: Not all courses are available in any one year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

Turn your interest in the environment into a career

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies) will give you the equivalent of an undergraduate major in environmental studies without completing a second bachelor’s degree.

Find out more about the Graduate Diploma in Arts parent structure.

What is it like?

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in environmental studies. 

See the big environmental picture

With Massey’s Graduate Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies) you’ll explore the dynamic relationship between human society and our environment. It’s a relationship that’s always changing. You’ll learn to think critically and understand the big picture, rather than seeing environmental questions simply as problems that can be solved easily with a technological fix.

Tailor a programme that’s just for you

With a GradDipArts (Environmental Studies), you can explore environmental studies from a scientific, social, cultural or economic point of view, depending on your interests.

A good fit if you:

  • Already have a degree
  • Have an interest in environmental issues
  • Are concerned about the sustainability of our way of living
  • Want a degree that fits your environmental interests


With a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Environmental Studies) you’ll be prepared for a meaningful and important career.

Our society is becoming more environmentally aware, and career opportunities in this area are growing. Many local, regional and national government agencies and community organisations employ people to focus specifically on aspects of the environment and how it can be preserved. Potential career fields include:

  • Allocation of water resources
  • Ecological restoration
  • Endangered species management
  • Waste and toxic substances management
  • Weed and pest management
  • Climate change and carbon management policies

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