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; Australia’s leading academic research institution for environment and sustainability. Award-winning researchers will work with you to develop expertise and skills relevant to your professional needs and interests.
Craig's research is primarily in land capability and soil degradation, soil biology, natural resource management and atmospheric aerosols.
Dr Sara Beavis
Sara’s research interests include environmental geology, gully and stream bank erosion in agricultural and forest systems, salinisation, hydrology, acid sulphate soils, hydrological impacts and policy relating to farm dams.
Environmental Science careers
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:
Research and analysis
Education and community awareness
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.
The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.
Fees & scholarships
Tuition fees: Tuition fees
Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.
Join students and staff from the Fenner School at ANU that have transitioned to studying and teaching remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear about their experiences about what it is like to study and teach remotely compared to on campus, and what the transition has been like. Also hear about the virtual field trips on offer.
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.
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.