Master of Environmental Law

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Environmental Law at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip legal and non-legal professionals with a deeper knowledge of Environmental Law, through a unique, professionally focused and interdisciplinary program. Students will learn from distinguished and experienced academics from Australia and overseas in the areas of Law, Environmental and Life Sciences, Business and Architecture and Built Environment. The Master of Environmental Law is a professionally-focused and interdisciplinary program that will expose students to new perspectives and deep analyses of environmental law issues, ensuring high quality teaching and learning experiences for students.Graduates of this program will be equipped with advanced knowledge and skills, positioning them to engage in further education, research and professional development in Australia and across the world. This is the only legal postgraduate program in Australia that offers students the opportunity to obtain certification by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and/or the United Nations Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Structure

80 units (8 courses worth 10 units each) as follows: 10 units of core courses, 20 units of directed core courses, and 50 units of directed elective courses (including at least one course from Group A and one course from Group B. The remaining 30 units of directed elective courses may be chosen from either Group A or Group B).

Subjects

  • Environment Law, Environmental Management, Economics of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Dispute Resolution and Mediation Skills, Disaster Management.

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree in a related field such as law, environmental science, environmental resource management, environmental planning, architecture, engineering and surveying, or human and physical geography
  • Or AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related field such as law, environmental science, environmental resource management, environmental planning, architecture, engineering and surveying, or human and physical geography
  • Or AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in a related field law, environmental science, environmental resource management, environmental planning, architecture, engineering and surveying, or human and physical geography, and have at least one year relevant work experience
  • Or AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in not in a related field and have at least two years' relevant work experience
  • Or at least seven years relevant work experiences, of which two years should have been in a management position in law, environmental science, environmental resource management, environmental planning, architecture, engineering and surveying, or human and physical geography, for instance as: a project manager within an environmental discipline
  • A professional with experience in mentoring, training or supervising the quality of professional work
  • Or as a manager or consultant working in a field related to the environment.

Recognition

This is the only legal postgraduate program in Australia that offers students the opportunity to obtain certification by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and/or the United Nations Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Newcastle City Precinct Domestic: $22,920
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