Course overview

Students wishing to develop their environmental policy research expertise further can complete the Master of Environmental Management and Development (Advanced). The proposed coursework component will be similar to the Master of Environmental Management and Development together with a compulsory 12 unit course on research and methodology skills as well as the advanced 24 unit thesis component.
This unique and highly regarded ANU graduate program opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career. Our program offers advanced coursework and research opportunities in natural resource management and environmental policy.

Starting dates

January, February, April, July, October

What you will learn

Offered by the internationally-renowned Crawford School, the program will equip you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills you need to contribute to the goals of economic viability, social acceptability and environmental sustainability in different social and political contexts.

Focus areas include biodiversity conservation, food security, climate change, social impacts, environmental governance, and management of primary resources such as water, fisheries, forests, and minerals

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units of courses attempted and have the written approval of a supervisor for the research component to remain enrolled in the Master of Environmental Management and Development (Advanced).

Students who do not achieve a minimum of 70% weighted average mark or do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor will be transferred to the Master of Environmental Management and Development.

Cognate Disciplines

  • Anthropology, Economics, Development Studies, Biodiversity Conservation, Geography, Human Ecology, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Sociology, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

  • Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
  • ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
  • Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

How to apply

You can apply directly via ANU Application Manager

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $32,256 per year full-time, $64,512 total course cost
International Students: $42,960 per year full-time

Duration

2 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 90.0% (national average 76.3%)
Improved skills: 94.3% (national average 82.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 94.3% (national average 84.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Australian National University (ANU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies postgraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 88.9% (national average 74.3%)
Studying full time: 15.2% (national average 8.0%)
Median full time salary: (national average $75,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed Australian National University (ANU) graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 093288J

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