Course overview

The Master of Environmental Management and Development Online will enhance your career in environmental policy and resources management, and improve your professional ability to respond to the complex challenges of sustainable development. It will boost your career in natural resource management and environmental policy, and improve your professional ability to respond to the complex challenges of sustainable development.

A full schedule of assessment requirements is provided at the commencement of the course and all items are submitted online via Wattle. If you need any additional assistance at any stage of your course, you will be given contact information that you can use at any stage of your course. Academic skills advice is also available to online students, just as it is to students on campus.

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.

As a Crawford School online student, you will engage in a dynamic learning mode - when and where it suits you. You’ll complete your studies via ANU’s worldwide classroom and fully online learning portal, ANU’s Web Access To Teaching & Learning Environments (Wattle) which is available 24 hours a day from wherever you are in the world.

Your lecturers and tutors will be in regular communication with you via Wattle and other means. You’ll join an online community of your fellow students and participate in weekly discussions and other activities to support an enriched and comprehensive learning experience. You’ll receive access to your learning materials in a range of formats, including readings and short videos, that remain live for the duration of the course allowing you to access them as many times as you need.

Course structure

The Master of Environmental Management and Development requires the completion of 96 units:

The above listed degree structure is subject to final confirmation.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

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

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:
  • 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:
  • 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


2 years full time,

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