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Master of Environmental Law

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Law

MEL
  • Length 1 years full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
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The Master of Environmental Law is designed for graduates with no previous legal background who wish to gain a postgraduate law qualification.

Environmental Law programs are suitable for those students who:

  • work in areas involving environmental management and environmental policy, both within government and the private sector.
  • have studied science, engineering, architecture, town planning or economics (or any non-law degree) and are currently working in employment where environmental law and its interaction with environmental policy and management are very important.
  • require a knowledge of law to provide a central framework for decision-making.
  • would like to enhance their career prospects and build expertise and understanding of legal matters so they will be successful in their jobs.
  • are seeking employment in an area or department where knowledge of environmental law is important.

In all our courses,whether Commonwealth Environmental Law, International or Australian Climate Law, Environmental Dispute Management, Biodiversity or Water Resources Law, students will have the opportunity to study with many of Australia's finest environmental lawyers and profoundly enhance their understanding and credentials.

A MAster of Environmental Law degree from ANU College of Law not only provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the law but also allows them to explore its origins and implementation, strengths and weaknesses. The courses on offer have interrelationships between environmental law and policy, science, economics and culture.
 

Career Options

Employment Opportunities

The Master of Legal Studies is ideal for students wishing to gain a broad understanding of key legal principles and concepts in fundamental areas of the law.

This program is suited to those who work in areas involving environmental management and environmental policy; are currently working in employment where environmental law and its interaction with environmental policy and management are important; would like to enhance their career prospects and build expertise and understanding of legal matters; are seeking employment in an area or department where knowledge of environmental law is important; are currently lawyers looking to specialise in environmental law.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

A three-year Australian Bachelors degree or equivalent with a PASS level GPA.

Applicants who do not hold a bachelors degree but who have relevant experience may be considered for admission however there are additional entry requirements. Please contact the Program Administrator for further information.

Program Requirements

The program consists of 48 units chosen from the lists of courses currently available within the Graduate Program in Law, with at least 36 units chosen from the Environmental Law list, including, Fundamentals of Environmental Law. Some courses have prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Click here to go to the current Postgraduate Law timetable. 

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective major,  minor or specialisation.

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$30,111.00

Scholarships

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.

Additional Information

For more information and the course timetable please go to the Masters Program website.
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