The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Environmental change is rapidly altering the world in which we live - its cities and suburbs, regional and rural landscapes, its natural heritage and biodiversity with significant social, economic and political implications. In this degree students learn about the causes of environmental change and develop strategies, policy, and planning skills to effectively manage environmental issues at local, national and global levels. Areas covered in this degree include climate change, resource scarcity, environmental management, population and migration, urban processes, biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development. Graduates are well equipped for careers in environmental policy, planning and consultancy, administration at local and state government levels, media organisations, and teaching and research.


In the first year of the degree students will complete compulsory Environmental Policy and Management courses on globalisation, the impact of humans on the planet, population-environment relationships and economy-environment interactions. These courses introduce the linked concepts of social and environmental sustainability at local to global scales. Second year courses are offered in coastal management, population and health, international migration, urban futures, housing policy and practice, biodiversity conservation, environment and development, food and agriculture, environmental change and climate change, resource scarcity, environmental impact assessment, geographical information systems, and social science research techniques. Students also study a Minor in another discipline area from within The Faculty of Arts. The remainder of the degree is made up of free choice electives from within the Faculty of Arts or another faculty. In third year students may take part in an internship.


  • Environmental Policy and Management

Standard entry requirements

  • SACE with four Stage 2 subjects including at least three 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects and a further 20 credit points from recognised studies (or Yr 12 equivalent)
  • Selection via ATAR.

Study pathways

Students may apply for credit on account of studies at bachelor degree level in any area of study. All applications for credit are considered individually and on their merits by the Faculty of Arts Office.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $123,000
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Double degree available with Bachelor of Laws.

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