- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
Do you want to make a difference to the future of our environment? The Master of Environment is a flexible interdisciplinary coursework degree that allows you to develop a program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests and skills in environment and sustainability. A broad-ranging suite of courses from across the University provide exposure to current perspectives on environmental issues and approaches. Areas of interest include environmental science and management, social and ecological linkages, environmental economics and governance, environmental policy, and integrative research methods. You will also develop depth of knowledge in a selected disciplinary area: available options include biodiversity conservation, climate science and policy, environmental policy, environmental studies and human ecology, geography, natural resource management, sustainability science, and water science and management.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate both a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability, and expert knowledge in an area of specialisation
- Independently apply their advanced knowledge and analytical, research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills in professional practice in environment and sustainability
- Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in environment and sustainability to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
Students have the option of applying to transfer to the Master of Environment (Adv) and undertaking a 48 unit research project if they satisfy the following requirements:
• achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework
• have the approval of an identified supervisor, and
• have completed compulsory courses in the Master of Environment (Advanced)
Students who have completed 48 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Diploma of Science.
Students who have completed 24 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Certificate of Science.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 60%.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
Anthropology, Asia Pacific Studies, Biodiversity, Biology, Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Development Studies, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Human Ecology, Indigenous Australian Studies, Natural Resource Management, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Public Health, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Science Communication, Sociology, Soil Science, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Water Science
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
The Master of Environment requires the completion of 96 units, of which:
A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses
A minimum of 48 units must come from completion of courses in the subject area ENVS Environment and Society
The 96 units must consist of:
A maximum of 84 units from completion of the following initial component:
A minimum of 6 units from completion of Economics and Governance courses from the following list:
CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change
ECON8040 Resource and Environmental Economics
EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics
EMDV8079 Water Conflicts
EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics
EMDV8081 Domestic climate change policy and economics
EMDV8104 Environmental Governance
EMDV8108 Applied Environmental and Resource Management
ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy
ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law
ENVS6528 Environmental Policy
IDEC8017 Econometric Techniques
IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy
IDEC8053 Environmental Economics
IDEC8088 Cost-Benefit Analysis: Principles and Practice
LAWS8123 Water Resources Law
LAWS8146 Environmental Landuse Planning Law
LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law
LAWS8280 Biodiversity Law and Policy
A minimum of 6 units from completion of Environmental Science courses from the following list:
EMDV8026 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENVS6022 Water Science
ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation
ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes
ENVS6201 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology
ENVS6204 Weather, Climate and Fire
ENVS6218 Environmental Science Field School
ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems
ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management
ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy
ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment
ENVS6311 Severe Weather
ENVS6312 Geomorphology: Landscape Evolution under Changing Climate
ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management
ENVS6529 Palaeo-Environmental Reconstruction
ENVS6555 Water Management
ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation
ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science
A minimum of 6 units from completion of Society and Environment courses from the following list:
ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development
ANTH8008 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods (Advanced)
ANTH8009 Development in Practice
ANTH8014 Mining, Community and Society
ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics
ANTH8021 Participatory Modelling for Development
ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods
ANTH8030 Critically Assessing Contemporary Development Practice
ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development
ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development
ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development
EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications
EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources
ENVS6005 Sustainable Urban Systems
ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change
ENVS6017 Vietnam Field School
ENVS6020 Human Ecology
ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders
ENVS6108 Sustainable Development
ENVS6205 Island Sustainable Development: Fiji Field School
ENVS6301 Climate Change Science & Policy in Practice
POGO8008 Participation and Program Management
POGO8061 Gender and Policy
A minimum of 6 units from completion of Research Methods courses from the following list:
ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics
EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making
EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management
EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment
ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability
ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis
ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research
ENVS6202 Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring
ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law
MATH6102 Environmental Modelling and Integrated Assessment
MATH6103 Scientific and Industrial Modelling
A minimum of 24 units from completion of a specialisation from the following list:
Biodiversity Conservation and Management
Climate Science and Policy
Environmental Studies and Human Ecology
Natural Resource Management
Water Science and Management
A minimum of 12 units from completion of the following research component:
6 units from completion of ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction
A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action
ENVS6306 Human Futures
ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society
ENVS8049 Independent Research Project
A course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.
The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).
Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.
To book an appointment you can:
Phone: 02 6125 6950
Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your checklist. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.
Further enrolment information can also be found here http://students.anu.edu.au/manage/enrol/coursework.php
An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here http://science.anu.edu.au/resources/resources-current-students/science-course-list
Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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