Course Description

The unique and innovative Climate and Environmental Law program at Sydney Law School is at the forefront of contemporary issues in climate and environmental law. The Master of Environmental Law (MEL) has been designed to meet the needs of both Australian environmental specialists and those from other countries.

Climate and environmental law form one of the most rapidly expanding areas of specialisation in the law. At Sydney Law School, this expansion is reflected in the abundance and variety of units available in the study of this field. You can select from a wide range of units of study, including international and comparative environmental law, which focuses on the Asia-Pacific region.

As the provider of Australia’s largest postgraduate environmental law course, Sydney Law School offers candidates the opportunity to study their chosen areas of specialisation in the format that suits them best. This includes intensive units of study that are taught over a period of four to five days and the opportunity to take units from other related disciplines. The depth and innovation of the course is complemented by its well-reputed academic staff and visiting lecturers. The course includes an International Faculty which brings experts from various countries to lecture in specialist units.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $34,000 total course cost.
International Students: $43,000 per year full-time

Starting dates

March

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 63.1% (national average 67.6%)
Improved skills: 74.2% (national average 73.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 82.4% (national average 80.2%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 91.6% (national average 86.6%)
Studying full time: 2.9% (national average 6.0%)
Median full time salary: $91,800 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 016239A
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAENVLAW2000

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