School of Environment


Welcome to the School of Environment


The School of Environment is the place to study and research in Geography, Earth Sciences (Geology), Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Geophysics and Geographical Information Science.

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Our staff have a variety of research opportunities for postgraduates at all levels covering all our research themes.

Earth Sciences Stage I courses

Finish your Earth Science major fast by enrolling in our core courses EARTHSCI103 and GEOG101 at the same time. No clashes.

Talk to our academic advisors about programmes & courses

Postgraduate and undergraduate advisors are available to answer any questions you may have or to offer enrolment advice.

Our research and teaching addresses the earth surface and subsurface, climate, social, economic and cultural processes that shape our world. Learn more by visiting Our school.

  • Freedom camping scholarship success
    24 July 2015
    A School of Environment research project about Freedom camping has ignited a student’s passion for research and created a sense of comradery between colleagues, thanks to the Faculty of Science Summer Scholarship.
  • Spaceward Bound New Zealand
    26 March 2015
    Spaceward Bound New Zealand brings high school teachers together with New Zealand and NASA scientists, to show them how research is done in the fields of astronomy and astrobiology to help create resources for the new earth and space sciences curriculum.
  • Asian Auckland: The multiple meanings of diversity
    27 May 2015
    Dr Ward Friesen's report for the Asia New Zealand Foundation as part of a series drawing on the 2013 Census data
  • Science Futures Evening Event as iCalendar
    06 August 2015, 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Do you have a young family member or friend who is considering taking a degree in Science? Science Futures Evening will show the exciting and wide variety of careers that a Science degree can lead to.