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Master of Environment(Advanced option available)

Overview

The Master of Environment helps you develop the skills and knowledge to work on big environmental problems facing the world today. Delve into the complex systems and processes that shape our planet, at Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences.

The Fenner School of Environment and Society is a world-leading centre of research and learning. You will graduate with a greater ability to create real solutions for addressing complex environmental challenges.

Program details

Master of Environment

Our award-winning researchers can tailor learning to meet your professional interests and needs. Choose from a range of areas to study including biodiversity conservation, climate science and policy, disasters, environmental policy, environmental studies and human ecology, geography, natural resource management, sustainability science, and water science and management.

You will graduate with in-depth expertise in one area of study.

Advanced program

In the Advanced program, you will develop research expertise through completing a substantial research project supervised by an academic, which constitutes appropriate research training for a PhD.

Learning experience

Exterior of the Frank Fenner Building

Call the Fenner Building home

Study in a world-leading building in sustainable design and construction.

PhD student, Donna Belder

A passion for birds. Meet PhD student Donna Jean Belder

Besides being lovely to have around, birds fulfil critical roles in ecosystems, so I see their ongoing decline in Australia as a matter of utmost concern.

Meet your teachers

Dr Craig Strong

Dr Craig Strong

Craig's research is primarily in land capability and soil degradation, soil biology, natural resource management and atmospheric aerosols.

Careers

Graduating from the Master of Environment will make you highly employable. The degree will enhance your existing skills and expertise, building on your undergraduate experience to retrain for a new career, or provide you with new tools and insight into your work or study ambitions.

As a graduate, you will be ready for work in senior and specialised roles addressing the environment and its management in Australia and across the world, including:

  • Project Management
  • Research and Analysis
  • Education and Community Awareness
  • Policy.

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.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your Bachelor Degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

You will need to submit your application through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Postgraduate to start your application.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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