• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code SOEN-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Society and Environment Specialisation

The society and environment specialisation will provide you with an understanding of the social impact of environmental policy, and the skills to develop activities that improve the relationship between local communities and their natural environments.

The program is taught by active development practitioners and the University’s world-leading academics in resource management and environmental studies.

Career opportunities

The Society and Environment specialisation will advance your career in development, policy, and program management focusing on environmental issues, in government and non-government organisations, private corporations, or as an independent consultant.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. analyse environmental policies, programs and projects through the lens of social science;
  2. undertake and evaluate the social impact of policies, programs and projects that also have an environmental impact;
  3. conduct research on the consumption of ecosystem services and management of environmental issues by local communities and formal organisations, and;
  4. critically evaluate a range of theoretical and practical approaches to the relationship between social and environmental issues
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development 6
ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development 6
EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions 6
EMDV8079 Water Conflicts 6
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy 6
EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources 6
EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management 6
ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation 6
ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction 6
ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society 6-12
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