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Master of Environment

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

MENV
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
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  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies

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.

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 of a Master of Environment, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate both a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability, and expert knowledge in an area of specialisation

  2. Independently apply their advanced knowledge and analytical, research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills in professional practice in environment and sustainability

  3. Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in environment and sustainability to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

  4. Demonstrate expert knowledge in an area of their chosen specialisation

Further Information

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.


Admission Requirements

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.

Cognate disciplines

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
$29,280.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,024.00

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 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 36 units must come from completion of courses in the subject area ENVS Environment and Society

6 units from completion of Economic and Governance courses, listed below

6 units from completion of Environmental Science courses, listed below

6 units from completion of Society and Environment courses, listed below

6 units from completion of Research Methods courses, listed below

24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Climate Science and Policy

Environmental Policy

Environmental Studies and Human Ecology

Geography

Natural Resource Management

Sustainability Science

Water Science and Management

 

6 units from completion of ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

 

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

 

12 units from completion of further courses from any of the following lists:

 

Economic and Governance

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

 

Environmental Science

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

ENVS6303 Climatology

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

 

Society and Environment

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

 

Research Methods

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

24 units from completion of further courses from any of the following lists, listed above:

Economics and Governance

Environmental Science

Society and Environment

Research Methods

Specialisations

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