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Master of Environmental Policy and Management

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM182

CRICOS 083482A

This program provides students with a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of environmental policy, planning and governance. In the third millennium, responding effectively to environmental problems involves far more than the application of scientific knowledge, or the ‘top-down’ regulation of people and their environments.

Responding to contemporary environmental problems in the complex, multi-jurisdictional domain of environmental management, government policies must be negotiated with, and implemented through, diverse private sector agents and a differentiated civil society. Managing environmental problems therefore entails a new set of approaches, including government, public-private partnerships, economic tools and incentives, democratic decentralisation and risk management.

The program addresses how the signature environmental issues of our time - globalwarming, water shortages, deforestation and the like, are to be managed now and into the future.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM182
    Mid-year entry Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM182

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 083482A
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent, or Graduate Diploma in Environmental Policy and Management with a credit average.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $22,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $31,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates of the program will be well equipped to take up senior policy roles in government and a variety of roles in environmental management for government agencies, industry and the not-for-profit sector.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Policy Adviser, Project Officer, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    To qualify for the degree of Master of Environmental Policy and Management, students complete -

    In the Research Specialisation:
    > Core courses to the value of 12 units
    > Elective courses to the value of 12 units
    > Research equivalent courses to the value of 24 units in the form of a research dissertation

    In the Coursework Specialisation:
    > Core courses to the value of 12 units
    > Elective courses to the value of 24 units
    > Research equivalent courses to the value of 12 units in the form of a research dissertation.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    To qualify for the degree of Master of Environmental Policy and Management, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of either a Research specialisation or a Coursework specialisation with a combined total of not less than 48 units
    Indicative study plan
    Research Specialisation
    Core Courses GEOG 5001 Research Design and Methods
    GEOG 5002 Environmental Planning and Governance
    Electives Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

    GEOG 5003 Environmental Impact Assessment
    GEOG 5004 Environmental Economics and Policy
    GEOG 5005 Community Engagement
    GEOG 5006 People and Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region
    GEOG 5007 Applied Spatial Analysis
    GEOG 5008 Ethics in Environmental Policy and Planning
    GEOG 5009 Regional Planning
    PLANNING 7032 Urbanism: Critique, Policy, Practice
    or
    Other postgraduate coursework courses offered by the University that are available to the student to the value of 6 units, with the approval of the Program Coordinator.
    Coursework Specialisation
    Core Courses GEOG 5001 Research Design and Methods
    GEOG 5002 Environmental Planning and Governance
    Electives Courses to the value of 24 units from the following:

    GEOG 5003 Environmental Impact Assessment
    GEOG 5004 Environmental Economics and Policy
    GEOG 5005 Community Engagement
    GEOG 5006 People and Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region
    GEOG 5007 Applied Spatial Analysis
    GEOG 5008 Ethics in Environmental Policy and Planning
    GEOG 5009 Regional Planning
    GEOG 5045 Valuing the Environment
    GEOG 5046 ICTs and Sustainability
    Planning 7032 Urbanism: Critique, Policy, Practice
    or
    Other postgraduate coursework courses offered by the University that are available to the student to the value of 6 units, with the approval of the Program Coordinator.
    Research Dissertation
    Students enrolled in the Research Specialisation must complete:

    GEOG 5550A/B Dissertation Env Pol & Mgt (Applied) F/T part 1 & 2
    or
    GEOG 5551A/B Dissertation Env Pol & Mgt (Applied) PT Cont & Final

    Students enrolled in the Coursework specialisation must complete:
    GEOG 5500 Dissertation Environmental Policy & Management F/T
    or
    GEOG 5501A/B Dissertation Environmental Policy & Management P/T part 1 & 2

    Assessment

    Written assignments, oral presentations, research, exams.

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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017