- Length 1 years full-time
- Minimum 48 Units
The Master of Environmental Management and Development is an interdisciplinary degree comprising coursework or coursework and research, that allows students to develop a program of advanced learning.
The program comprises compulsory courses in core topic areas covering environmental governance, environmental economics, environmental assessment and research methods. Elective courses can be selected from a wide range of topics to meet individual students' needs and interests, including economics and business, water management, biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, governance and policy, climate change, society and the environment, and law and policy. The courses focus on the theoretical and practical decision aspects of achieving the goals of economic viability, social acceptability and environmental sustainability within differing social and political contexts.
Master of Environmental Management and Development graduates can expect to:
- gain a high level of knowledge of the main theories and approaches of environmental and natural resource management and development;
- gain proficiency in the application of social science and economic tools applied to environmental problems;
- develop independent learning, analytical and research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills;
- develop networks relevant to their academic and professional interests; and
- be better placed to respond to the challenges of sustainable development through their chosen careers.
8 courses (1 Year full -time or 2 to 4 years part time)
Intake in Semester 1 and 2
Coursework only or Coursework and Research Project degree options
The Master of Environmental Management and Development provides professional grounding to middle and senior level administrators in the analysis of natural resource management and environmental issues. Depending on your chosen specialisation as a master graduate, you will have competence to work in areas of policy development, conservation, environmental and social impact assessment, environmental systems modelling, forestry in national development, human ecology, land degradation, land, park and resource and soil management, sustainable agriculture and development, urban systems and water resources and management. Opportunities will arise throughout the public service, business and non-government organisations in Australia or your home country and in international organisations including the World Bank, the World Wildlife Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, amongst many others.
Bachelor Honours degree or Graduate Diploma in a cognate area with an average of 65%; or Graduate Certificate in a cognate area with an average of 70%
The Master of Environmental Management and Development requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
6 units from completion of EMDV8102 - Research Methods for Environmental Management
ANTH8038 - Introduction to Gender and Development
ANTH8047 - Introduction to Indigenous Environments
CRWF8003 - International Water Politics
CRWF8004 - Case Studies in Economic Policy
CRWF8006 - International Climate Change Policy and Economics
CRWF8011 - The Global Trading System
CRWF8014 - Domestic climate change policy and economics
CRWF8016 - Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
DEMO8088 - Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
HGEO8002 - Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
IDEC8018 - Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy
IDEC8022 - Economic Development
IDEC8053 - Environmental Economics
IDEC8088 - Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis
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
POGO8081 - Economics for Government
POGO8082 - Political Institutions and Policy Processes
POGO8083 - Policy Advocacy
POGO8095 - Development Policy and Practice
- 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.