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Master of Environmental Management and Development (Advanced)

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 VEMDV
  • CRICOS code 093288J
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VEMDV
  • CRICOS code 093288J
  • Field of Education
    • Environmental Studies

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

 

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics         

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources           

EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment

EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management

EMDV8008 Research Proposal

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

 

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 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods

EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

 

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

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development

ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environmen

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development

EMDV8008 Research Proposal

EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications

EMDV8066 Research Project

EMDV8079 Water Conflicts

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

EMDV8108 Applied Environmental and Resource Management

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

EMDV8125 Nasty Surprises: Managing Risk for Public Policy

EMDV8126 Solutions Focused Workshop

 

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

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8019 Social Analysis & Community Politics

BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting

CHMD8020 The Future of Food and Human Health

DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

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 Management

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

IDEC8001 Applied Economics: Cost/Benefit Analysis

IDEC8003 Issues in Development Policy

IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

IDEC8008 Open Economy Macroeconomics, Finance, and Development

IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy

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

POGO8210 Case Studies in Economic Policy

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance


24 units from the completion of following research component:

EMDV8016 Master of Environmental Management and Development Sub-thesis

 

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

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the research component.

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Master of Environmental Management and Development.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree with a GPA of 6 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 following component.

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the research component.
 

Cognate Disiplines

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

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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.

This unique and highly regarded ANU graduate program opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career. Our program offers advanced coursework and research opportunities in natural resource management and environmental policy.

You will develop strong analytical frameworks and practical skills for understanding the leading challenges in environmental and development policy. These approaches are explored in the context of the Resources, Environment and Development program’s main research and teaching concentrations relating to biodiversity conservation, climate change, environmental and social impacts, environmental governance, food security, and the 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. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and cognitive skills in Environmental Management and Development.

  2. Undertake strategic and policy analysis and be able to critically analyze, reflect on and synthesize complex environmental and development problems and the key issues that comprise them;

  3. Possess the theoretical knowledge, research and practical professional skills needed to access the academic literature relevant to contemporary environment and development policy issues

  4. Conduct high level, independent scholarly research, express ideas and construct evidence-based arguments in both written and oral form.

  5. Make an original contribution to knowledge in the field of environmental management and development.

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