Master of Environmental Science(Advanced option available)


The Master of Environmental Science expands and deepens your knowledge of biological, earth and environmental or ecological environmental sciences. You will be prepared for work in research, resource management or policy roles.

You will study in our world renowned Fenner School of Environment and Society. Award-winning researchers can work with you to develop expertise and skills relevant to your professional needs and interests.

Program details

Master of Environmental Science

The Master of Environmental Science offers three study areas for you to choose from, meaning you can focus on an area that best suits your career.

  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental and Ecological Science
  • Environmental Earth Science

You will graduate with in-depth expertise in one of these areas 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.

Murray crayfish high country hideout under threat

Getting cold feet leads to a while new career

When Mae Noble was working on coral reef ecology in the sunny Caribbean, she probably didn’t foresee a future where she’d be snorkeling in the freezing Murray-Darling Basin, looking for endangered crayfish.

Meet some of 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.


Graduating from the Master of Environmental Science 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 highly employable for work in senior and specialised roles in environmental science and management in Australia and across the world, including:

  • Project management
  • Research and analysis
  • Education and community awareness
  • Policy.

Graduates of the Master of Environmental Science forge careers in environmental science research organisations, environmental and natural resource management, industry or environment-related policy roles.

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.

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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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