Master of Environment

There are very few places in the world where economists and hydrologists, historians and ecologists, foresters, geographers and climatologists work together on the big environmental problems facing contemporary society: the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU is one of them. ANU is ranked the best university in Australia1, and in the top 20 universities in the world for environmental sciences*, and our goal is to produce influential graduates who can help to shape sustainable futures.

Our Master of Environment degrees allow 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 provides 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 approaches to research and analysis.

You will also develop depth of knowledge in a selected disciplinary area. Available specialisation 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.

Advanced program

In the Advanced program you will develop research expertise through completing a substantial dissertation, which constitutes appropriate research training for a PhD.

Career opportunities

You can choose from a range of careers as diverse as the environment itself. Many of our graduates 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. Examples of roles of our graduates include: Assistant Director, Federal Department of Environment; Lecturer, Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique); Manager of Hydrology and Flood Risk, JBA Consulting (UK); and Project Officer, Conservation Council, ACT Region.

1 - QS World University Rankings 2018