- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
Equip yourself with the skills to tackle the big environmental problems facing contemporary and future society with the ANU Master of Environment.
Studying at one of the top 10 universities in the world for environmental sciences, you’ll be exposed to current perspectives on environmental issues and approaches, and will develop depth of knowledge in a selected disciplinary area.
You could choose to specialise in biodiversity conservation, climate science and policy, disaster studies, environmental policy, environmental studies and human ecology, geography, natural resource management, sustainability science or water science and management.
Find out more about studying Environment, the degree structure, the university experience, career opportunities and student stories on our website.
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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.
Many graduates of the Master of Environment are employed in policy-making within local, state and federal governments, water resource management, environmental management, urban planning and sustainability, climate change adaptation consulting, and applied research science.
Our recent graduates hold roles such as Assistant Director at the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy, Manager of Hydrology and Flood Risk at JBA Consulting (UK), Project Officer at the Conservation Council - ACT Region, and lecturer positions at universities in Vietnam, Indonesia, southern Africa and South Asia.
Completing a Master
of Environment (Advanced), with a substantial research component can also
qualify you to apply for entry to a PhD program.
Upon successful completion of a Master of Environment, graduates will be able to:
Demonstrate both a broad knowledge of contemporary issues and challenges in environment and sustainability, and expert knowledge in an area of specialisation
Independently apply their advanced knowledge and analytical, research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills in professional practice in environment and sustainability
Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in environment and sustainability to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
Demonstrate expert knowledge in an area of their chosen specialisation
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.
An indicative list of
courses offered by Science can be found here
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0
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
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Assessment of Qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
Applications for course credit
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
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
The 96 units must consist of:
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 Studies and Human Ecology
Natural Resource Management
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:
12 units from completion of further courses from any of the following lists:
Economics 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 Land Use Planning Law
LAWS8280 Biodiversity Law and Policy
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
ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management
ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy
ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment
ENVS6311 Severe Weather
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
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 elective courses offered by the ANU
A course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.
|Year 1 48 units||Course from following lists: Economics and Governance, Environmental Science, Society and Environment, Research Methods||Course from following lists: Economics and Governance, Environmental Science, Society and Environment, Research Methods||Course from Economic and Governance list||Course from Environmental Science list|
|Course from following lists: Economics and Governance, Environmental Science, Society and Environment, Research Methods||Specialisation||Specialisation|
|Year 2 48 units||Specialisation||Specialisation|
|Course from Society and Environment list||Course from Research Methods list||ENVS6025 or ENVS6306 or ENVS8048 or ENVS8049||ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction 6 units|
The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).
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Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.
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An indicative list of courses offered by Science can be found here.
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