If you are interested in starting your studies in 2015, please look at the 2015 programs on offer . Otherwise, this program is available for applications until spring session, 2014
Our program is structured around a core of courses selected to provide a breadth of current perspectives on environmental issues and approaches, plus the development of a greater depth of knowledge in your specialisation.
The ANU Master of Environment allows you to take courses from across the University, so you are sure to access the vast range of opportunities we have within the environment and sustainability domains.
Specialisations also develop students’ analytical and communication skills through conducting independent research for a major essay or sub-thesis.
Graduates of our
program are well placed to move into their chosen professional field. Graduates
can also continue on with further study, such as a PhD.
Depending on the
area of study and specialisation, our graduates find work in government,
policy, scientific research, development and aid organisations, multi-national
companies, mining and many other fields.
Master of Environment (Research) graduates will:
- have cognitive skills to demonstrate a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability
- be able to apply their knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities within broader contexts related to environment and sustainability
- have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgements with incomplete and limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements
- be able to respond to the challenges of environment and sustainability through their chosen careers
Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline areas with an average of 70% in relevant later year courses.
International applicants must include referee reports from two professional referees.
The program requires completion of 72 units comprising coursework and research components:
(a) 48 units of courses including:
18 units from three of the four general topic areas of Economics & Governance, Environmental Science, Society & Environment, and Research Methods to be selected from the indicative courses listed below.
30 approved units in an agreed area of specialisation chosen in consultation with a Program Convener from an extensive list of options.
For indicative approved and recommended courses see Annex 1 and 2 of the Fenner School Postgraduate Handbook.
A minimum of 12 units must be taken from relevant 8000 coded courses, including ENVS8049
Independent Research Project
Student must maintain an average of at least 70% in 36 of the 48 units of the Coursework component to continue to the Research component.
(b) 24 units of research to be taken either full time in one semester or part time over two semesters as ENVS8000F
Indicative lists of courses in each of the four general topic areas are:
Economics & Governance
Managing People and Organisations
Government, Markets & Global Change
Economic Globalisation and the Environment
International Climate Change Policy Economics
Domestic Climate Change Policy Economics
Resource and Environmental Economics
Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics
Applied Environmental and Resource Management
International Environmental Policy
Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy
Environmental Land use Planning Law
Fundamentals of Environmental Law
Environmental Science for Managers
Hydrology and Landforms for Natural Resource Management
Vegetation and Soils: Landscape Co-evolution
Sustainable Agricultural Practices
Climatology (biennial; next offered in 2012)
Climate Change Science and Policy (biennial; next offered 2011)
Geomorphology: landscape evolution under changing climate
Ecological Restoration and Management
Biodiversity Conservation in modified Landscapes
Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation
Society & Environment
Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development
Social Impact Studies in the Project Cycle
Mining Projects and Indigenous Peoples
Practical Studies in Social Analysis
Modelling Human Ecosystems with Agents
Introduction to Social Impact Studies
Introduction to Australian Indigenous Policy
Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Approaches
Introduction to Gender and Development
Migration, Refugees and Development
Resource Projects and Indigenous Peoples
Environment Sustainability Health and Development
Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific
State, Society and Natural Resources
Society and Environmental Change
Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability
Participatory Resource Management
Resources, Environment and Society: Geography of Sustainability
Participation and Program Management
Practical Studies in Social Analysis\
Methods for Environmental Decision-making
Tools and Processes for Environmental and Resource Management
Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability
Solving Complex Environmental Problems
Quantitative Environmental Research Methods
Environment and Society Research Methods
Environmental Modelling and Integrated Assessment
Scientific and Industrial Modelling
- Annual indicative fee for international students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential.
Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
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