Master of Environmental Science

At ANU, one of the top 10 universities in the world for environmental science and the best university in Australia1, our goal is to produce influential graduates who can help to shape sustainable futures. Our award-winning courses and teachers at the Fenner School of Environment and Society deliver innovative, high-quality education that combines excellence in fundamental knowledge with cutting-edge advances in thinking, and exciting opportunities for engaging in hands-on science.

Our Master programs in environmental science are designed to build on your prior knowledge to extend and deepen your understanding in one or more of the biological, Earth, and environmental and ecological sciences. You will also develop your knowledge across the environmental sciences.

Advanced program

The Advanced program focuses on completing a substantial research project and dissertation, which constitutes appropriate research training for a PhD.

Career opportunities

This program is for students wanting to increase their scientific and professional expertise for careers in many aspects of environmental science, including environmental policy, management, administration, industry, services and research. Examples of roles of our graduates include: Technical Officer, CARE International; Manager, National Water Commission; Assistant Director, EcoTrust; Research Associate, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA); and Researcher, Wildlife Conservation Society.

1 - QS World University Rankings 2018