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5 Coolest Courses You Can Study In New Zealand

If you’re looking for unconventional courses, you might want to check these out.

For students looking to study abroad, you might not have settled on a course or university yet. Even for those who’ve already met with an IDP counsellor, you could still be keen on exploring courses that are perhaps less conventional and maybe, more intriguing.

If that’s the case, why not consider New Zealand? Apart from her majestic natural wonders that the country is widely known for, it is also home to quality universities that offer interesting courses that you might not be able to find anywhere else.

With that, we did some digging and pulled up a list of the coolest courses that you can study in New Zealand.

Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology

For those keen on developing a career as a winemaker or viticulturalist, you might want to apply for this course. For starters, viticulture is the cultivation and harvesting of grapes, and you’ll get to study this scientific branch of horticulture along with oenology, the study of wine and winemaking. In this specific course that’s available at Lincoln University, the core of the degree covers aspects like basic science preparation, wine science and even pest and disease management.

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Bachelor of Forestry Science

In this day and age, climate change is a real issue and to a certain extent, forests play a key role in how climate change occurs. If you’re all about trying to make a difference, the Bachelor of Forestry Science – such as the one offered by University of Canterbury – is designed to help graduates manage forest resources by combining the study of core science courses with management, commerce and technologies. Forestry is essentially the science of creating, conserving and repairing forests, woodlands and associated resources.

Master of Antarctic Studies

Want to gain in-depth knowledge of Antarctica, the coldest and most isolated continent in the world? With the Master of Antarctic Studies at University of Canterbury, graduates will have a greater opportunity to visit and work in Antarctica. This one-year degree has courses coordinated by Gateway Antarctica, a research centre that offers an internationally unique programme of study and inquiry. In fact, Antarctic research is represented in one of the ten New Zealand National Science Challenges, and of importance to countries that make up the Antarctic Treaty.

Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience

In certain countries, it is important to know how to respond when disaster strikes, when operations are disrupted and tragedies occur. It is crucial to understand how cities can manage these scenarios and build the resilience of its people in the face of adversity. The Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience offered by Lincoln University is a degree that equips graduates with skillsets and knowledge to handle exactly that, with its location in Christchurch – where the Canterbury region is still undergoing intense urban renewal and disaster recovery from the 2011 earthquake – providing valuable on-the-ground learnings to students.

Bachelor of Product Design – Applied Immersive Game Design

Part of the Bachelor of Product Design degree that promotes interdisciplinary innovation, the Applied Immersive Game Design provides students with the opportunity to utilise their creativity and passion, paired with technical know-how, to design and develop games. And it’s not just about the latest role-playing games or hottest strategy versions. In fact, there are various types of games that students can come up with that meet end-user needs, including that for education, rehabilitation and industrial applications.

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