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Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies

The Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS) is a fourteen week in-depth immersion in the beauty, history, science, political discourse, environmental concerns and future challenges of the frozen continent and surrounding seas. It includes a field trip to Antarctica.

This course has been developed jointly by the University of Canterbury and Antarctica New Zealand with significant input from 40 individuals, government agencies and a wider international Antarctic community. The multi-disciplinary perspectives along with the vigourous debate and a broad based critique of the issues that Antarctica faces, have resulted in a Certificate that is unique in its focus.
Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury
New Zealand
August 1st
fifteen weeks
Interdisciplinary, geology, biology, physics, history, social sciences, law, political sciences, glaciology, geography, environmental sciences, arts, psychology, climate research

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