Master of Protected Area Governance and Management

University of Tasmania

Throughout the world there are over 160,000 protected areas that are managed with the aim of ensuring the long term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values. Good governance, planning and management are essential if protected areas are to achieve this aim. This course equips students with the knowledge and skills required by contemporary protected area professionals working in middle or senior governance or management roles. This course covers governance, planning and management practice in government, private and community-based protected areas. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are addressed.

Course Fee:

Australian: $17,216
International: $53,000

Entry Requirements:

Candidates for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management shall be qualified for entry if they have qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or hold other tertiary qualification(s) deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent for this purpose.

Subjects you can Study:

Conservation and visitor management; Governance and planning; Leadership and business administration; Research

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Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart No info Yes Full time 2 years
Hobart No info Yes Online 2 years
Hobart No info Yes Part time 5 years
At the University of Tasmania students study at a quality institution in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Founded in 1890, we are the fourth oldest university in Australia, and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

The University offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Many of our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

We are highly regarded internationally for our teaching and academic excellence, and our lecturers and tutors have the opportunity to engage with students one-on-one and offer personalised advice and guidance. Our diverse range of courses, student exchanges and learning experiences offer students a uniquely engaging educational experience, while giving them excellent preparation for their future careers.

The University of Tasmania campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities. Beyond our campuses, the University community is strengthened by a network of more than 100,000 alumni spanning more than 120 countries.

Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a friendly and welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

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