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Ratings Review: The best universities for environmental studies

Ratings Review: The best universities for environmental studies

With environmental issues dominating world policy and the news media, new areas of study are developing constantly, and these are reflected in the diverse range of education choices. The prominence of climate change has also resulted in extra research funding for many universities.

Studying environmental science could see you specialise in areas such as:

  • atmospheric science
  • conservation
  • ecology
  • landscape management
  • marine studies
  • parks, recreation and heritage
  • sustainable resource management
  • toxicology
  • wildlife and conservation biology

The Good Universities ratings data is drilled down to highlight the universities individual strengths — in this instance, we look at learner engagement, skills development and full-time employment. The rankings provide comparative insight to assist when choosing a course in environmental studies.


Learner Engagement

The top universities for learner engagement in undergraduate study are University of Wollongong with 89.7%, followed by Curtin University with 78%. This rating looks at the extent to which students felt prepared for study, had a sense of belonging, participated in discussions, worked with other students and interacted with students outside of study.

For learner engagement in postgraduate study, Monash University ranked highest with 84.3%, followed by Macquarie University with 79.1%.


Skills development

This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the skill development they experienced through their studies. For undergraduate study, University of Wollongong ranked first with 93.1%, followed by University of the Sunshine Coast with 90.3%. For postgraduate students, Monash University scored highest with 96.4%, followed by University of Tasmania with 93.1%.


Full-time employment

This rating looks at the proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course. For employment of undergraduates, La Trobe University ranked highest with 84.6%, and Charles Sturt University ranked second with 82.6%. The employment rate of postgraduates also featured Charles Sturt University, finishing first with 86.1%. University of New England ranked second with a score of 85.5%.

You can view how universities rank for Overall Experience here, or make your way through the drop-down Rating Type menu to view other categories.


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