Master of Environment

The University of Melbourne

This program allows students to complete a stream (typically 16 subjects) in a defined specialist field of environmental knowledge, or may complete a tailored specialisation in a relevant field. It provides both specialisation in a field of environmental practice and capacity to work across disciplines for environmental decision making. Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in research projects, internship placements, overseas study, and collaborative problem-solving projects.

Course Fee:

Australian: $75,459
International: $86,237

Entry Requirements:

200pt program: An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least H3 (65%) weighted average equivalent; or an undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least H3 (65%) weighted average, or equivalent, and at least five years of documented professional work experience since graduation related to the degree. 100pt Program: an Honours degree (typically one year of study following a bachelors degree and including an independent research project equivalent to at least 25 points) in a cognate discipline with at least H3 (65%) weighted average or equivalent


Duration: 2 years full time (200 point pathway); 1 year full time (100 point pathway). Part-time study available for both programs.

Subjects you can Study:

Climate change; Conservation and restoration; Development; Education and social change; Energy efficiency modelling and implementation; Environment and public health; Environmental science; Governance, Policy and markets; Integrated water catchment management; Sustainable cities, Sustainable Regions; Tailored; Waste management

Study Pathways:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Environment or Postgraduate Diploma in Environment can lead into this course. Up to 100 points of Advanced Standing (credit) may be given for relevant work experience and/or previous graduate study in the 200 point Master of Environment.

Further information:

Graduates find employment in a wide range of organisations such as: regulatory agencies; local, state and federal government authorities; environmental consulting companies, industry, not-for-profit sector agencies; education and training; and the heath sector.

Who for:

Graduates from a range of academic backgrounds wanting to apply environmental thinking to their profession

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Full time 2 years
Parkville No info Yes Part time 4 years
Numbers aren’t always important. But when you graduate from a university that's ranked one of the world’s best, you’ll share that reputation. Not just after graduation but long after you leave.


Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.


Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.


Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.


Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019


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