single degree

Master of Environmental Management and Development

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

MEMD
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan MEMDV
  • CRICOS code 082296M
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan MEMDV
  • CRICOS code 082296M

The Master of Environmental Management and Development will boost your career in natural resource management and environmental policy, and improve your professional ability to respond to the complex challenges of sustainable development.

Offered by the internationally-renowned Crawford School, the program will equip you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills you need to contribute to the goals of economic viability, social acceptability and environmental sustainability in different social and political contexts.

Focus areas include biodiversity conservation, climate change, social impacts, environmental governance, and management of primary resources such as water, fisheries, forests, and minerals

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. identify and critically analyse complex environmental and development problems and the key issues that comprise them;
  2. demonstrate theoretical knowledge, research and practical professional skills, together with an appreciation of how they inform and shape debate, and an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses;
  3. understand, synthesise and explain contemporary environment and development policy issues from alternative disciplinary and social perspectives, and an appreciation of context;
  4. articulate ideas clearly and communicate these persuasively in a range of formats to diverse audiences;
  5. contribute to social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

Cognate disciplines

Anthropology, Economics, Development Studies, Biodiversity Conservation, Geography, Human Ecology, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Sociology, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development.

Further Information

Further information regarding credit options can be found at: http://www.anu.edu.au/study/study-options/master-coursework

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent.

All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units of credit.

Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.

Students must complete the pre-sessional component to continue to the initial component.

Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

Students who do not achieve a minimum 65% mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Public Policy.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$27,840.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$37,104.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply 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.

Program Requirements

The Master of Environmental Management and Development requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

Completion of the following pre-sessional component:

CRWF6900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy

EMDV6900 Graduate Preparatory Environmental Science

EMDV6903 Graduate Preparatory Environmental Economics

48 units from completion of the following initial component:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications

EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

A minimum of 12 units from completion of environment and development courses from the following list:

ANTH8014 Mining Projects and Indigenous Peoples

ANTH8107 The World Bank and the Organisation of Development

EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

EMDV8026 Introduction to Environmental Science

EMDV8108 Applied Environmental and Resource Management

EMDV8124 Assessing Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

A maximum of 12 units from completion of environment or development courses from the following list:

ANTH6009 Culture and Development

ANTH8049 Issues in the Design and Evaluation of Development Projects and Programs

BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

CHMD8020 The Future of Food and Human Health

EMSC8706 Introduction to Natural Hazards

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

ENVS6555 Water Resource Management

IDEC8001 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis

IDEC8003 Issues in Development Policy

PASI6003 Environment, Conflict and Development in the Western Pacific

48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

6 units from completion of

EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management

6 units from completion of an economic analysis course from the following list:

EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making

EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

6 units from completion of an impact assessment course from the following list:

ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies

EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

6 units from completion of a political economy course from the following list:

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

Either:

A minimum of 12 units from completion of environment and development courses from the following list:

ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

ANTH8047 Introduction to Indigenous Environments

ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

EMDV8008 Research Proposal

EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making

EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

EMDV8041 Special Topics in Environmental Management and Development

EMDV8079 International Water Politics

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

A maximum of 12 units from completion of environment or development courses from the following list:

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8019 Practical Studies in Social Analysis

DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

IDEC8008 Open Economy Macroeconomics, Finance, and Development

IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy

IDEC8019 Political Economy of Economic Reform

IDEC8022 Economic Development

IDEC8025 Empirical Public Finance

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8089 Energy Economics

LAWS8123 Water Resources Law

LAWS8180 International Climate Law

LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law

POGO8004 Poverty Reduction

POGO8032 Comparative Public Sector Management

POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption

POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

POGO8095 Development Policy and Practice

POGO8115 International Negotiations: Food Trade

POGO8210 Case Studies in Economic Policy

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance

Or:

18 units from completion of the following courses:

EMDV8008 Research Proposal

EMDV8066 Research Project

6 units from completion of an environment and/or development course from the following list:

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics

ANTH8028 Introduction to Social Impact Studies

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

ANTH8047 Introduction to Indigenous Environments

ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making

EMDV8008 Research Proposal

EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

EMDV8041 Special Topics in Environmental Management and Development

EMDV8079 International Water Politics

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8081 Domestic climate change policy and economics

EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

IDEC8008 Open Economy Macroeconomics, Finance, and Development

IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy

IDEC8019 Political Economy of Economic Reform

IDEC8022 Economic Development

IDEC8025 Empirical Public Finance

IDEC8053 Environmental Economics

IDEC8089 Energy Economics

LAWS8123 Water Resources Law

LAWS8180 International Climate Law

LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law

POGO8004 Poverty Reduction

POGO8032 Comparative Public Sector Management

POGO8044 Global Social Policy

POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption

POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

POGO8095 Development Policy and Practice

POGO8115 International Negotiations: Food trade

POGO8210 Case Studies in Economic Policy

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance

Students must complete the pre-sessional component to continue to the initial component.

Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

Students who do not achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Public Policy.

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