What will I learn?

UNSW’s Master of Environmental Management is a two-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) postgraduate degree that will prepare you for a career that tackles our biggest ecological challenges through change-leadership and sustainability.

In this master’s degree, you’ll learn to think about environmental problems through a number of lenses, forming a deep understanding of the socio-political influences that drive them. In addition to the program’s key focus on conceptual tools, you will also develop experiential and practical skills to inform ethical and restorative sustainability leadership in a range of professional contexts.

Key features

A transdisciplinary approach

Today’s environmental leaders need to understand the ecological dimensions and environmental science underpinning environmental issues, biodiversity and climate change. Through this degree, you'll explore the social, cultural, and structural drivers and impacts, and the complex ways in which these are connected.

The Master of Environmental Management takes a transdisciplinary approach to environmental challenges. Through studies in social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, creative arts, and community-based practices you’ll gain the skills needed to communicate complex ideas and lead transformative change.

Shape your study to suit your lifestyle

The program’s flexible delivery incudes interactive classes, evening seminars, experiential and field-based learning, and online components. It is designed for people from a wide range of disciplines, from environmental specialists to passionate environmental newcomers looking to develop the expertise and courage needed to make an impact.

However you choose to shape your degree, you’ll become part of a diverse and passionate community of change-makers who will support and challenge you during your studies and beyond.

You’ll graduate from this degree with an in-depth understanding of interrelated environment and society issues at local and global levels, the confidence and skills to rethink and reshape the world, and the ability to partner with others in reparative and regenerative ways.

Our graduates work across a range of creative, challenging, and high-profile roles in environmental and sociocultural change-making in Australia and abroad. Career opportunities include positions in government and non-governmental outreach, sustainable development education, conservation, restoration, and leadership.

Potential careers

Environmental Managers
Environmental Scientists
Environmental Consultants
Field Officers
Ecologists
Parks and Land Managers
Policy Specialists
Renewable Energy Specialists
Environmental Planners

Duration (Full Time): 1 - 2 Year(s)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

CRICOS

080063M

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,160.00 (20,42,827) per year
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree: AUD $78,800

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 February 2022, 12 September 2022

Venue

UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

Kensington Campus,

High Street, Kensington,

UNSW SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2052, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65% and an advanced level of bilingual proficiency.

For international students

For the 1 year stream (A)

Honours degree or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%)
Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%), plus one year relevant professional experience

For the 1.7 year stream (B)

Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%), plus one year relevant professional experience
Honours degree or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average (65%)For the 2 year stream (C)
Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%

For the 2 year stream (C)

Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 7.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL IBT (Internet Based): 94 overall (min. 25 in writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking); Pearson (PTE - Academic): 65 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); C1 Advanced Cambridge: 185 overall (min. 169 in each subtest); C2 Proficiency Cambridge: 185 overall (min. 180 in each subtest); UNSW Global University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of B and a minimum grade of C in the writing component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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