Master of Environmental Management and Development

Master of Environmental Management and Development

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Make a meaningful contribution

Are you eager to make a real and lasting contribution to society’s big challenges, including climate change, pollution, water management, and sustainable agriculture? Then the Master of Environmental Management and Development (MEMD) degree can deliver the knowledge and skills you seek.

Is the MEMD for me?

The MEMD program caters to a diverse range of participants: from policy-makers working in high-level government and nongovernment organisations across Asia and the Pacific, to policy officers and middle managers in Australian government and industry, to university graduates with limited work experience.

Why choose the MEMD?

If you‘re a pragmatic thinker prepared to consider a balance between sustainability issues and their impact on livelihoods and communities, you will be both challenged and rewarded by the MEMD program.

Delivered by the leading minds in the field—ANU is ranked #11 in the world for development studies—the program includes case materials on real-world issues from within Australia and across Asia and the Pacific. It will equip you with both the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to devise policies that can achieve economic viability, social acceptability, and environmental sustainability.

The program also offers the flexibility to focus on electives specific to your career goals. These electives include energy security, natural disasters, biodiversity conservation, environmental conflict, food security, and rural development—to name just a few.

What are my career options?

When you complete the MEMD program, a wide range of local and international employment pathways will open up to you. Many of our graduates have taken up senior policy roles with local, state, and federal government. Others have gone on to influential positions with global development institutions, environmental agencies, nongovernment organisations, and social enterprises. Others still have elected to specialise in the private sector, where they are guiding sustainability strategies within large-scale mining and agriculture companies.

View the full degree program structure, admission requirements and academic information.

You may wish to consider completing the Master of Environmental Management and Development Online, which is accessible from wherever you are in the world, or the Master of Environmental Management and Development (Advanced).

To find out more, contact us at crawford.degrees@anu.edu.au today.

Degree structure

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Shape your degree

The MEMD degree offers a set of core compulsory courses combined with a range of electives so that you can design a degree program that best suits your career and educational goals.

Environmental Management and Governance

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance
EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy
POGO8083 Policy Advocacy
EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment
EMDV8108 Applied Environmental and Resource Management
EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications
EMDV8101 State, Society & Natural Resources
EMDV8079 Water Conflicts
ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods
ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment
ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development
ANTH8107 The World Bank and the Organisation of Development *

Climate Change

EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics
EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics
EMDV8014 Research in Climate Change Policy and Economics
ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaption
IDEC8089 Energy Economics
EMDV8011 Payments for Environmental Services *

Security and Disasters

EMDV8009 Asia–Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions
EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development
EMSC8706 Introduction to Natural Hazards *

Economic Analysis

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental & Resource Economics
EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy
EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-making
EMDV8081 Domestic Climate Change Policy and Economics
EMDV8011 Payments for Environmental Services
IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy
IDEC8001 Applied Economics: Cost / Benefit Analysis
IDEC8053 Environmental Economics *

Food, Agriculture and Rural Development

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
POGO8115 Challenging the Global Food Trading Regime
IDEC8018 Agricultural Economics and Resource Policy
CHMD8020 The Future of Food and Human Health
ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems
ANTH8107 The World Bank and the Organisation of Development
ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development
ANTH8009 Development in Practice
ANTH8049 Issues in the Design and Evaluation of Development Projects and Programs *

Research, field school and internships opportunities

Students who wish to deepen their research skills and develop practical skills for understanding the leading challenges in environmental and development policy can undertake an internship, field school course or substantial piece of research on a topic of their choice. Students can do this by undertaking at least one of the following courses:

EMDV8008 Research Proposal
EMDV8066 Research Project
CRWF7000 Applied Policy Project
EMDV8015 Wet Tropics: Cairns Applied Research Workshop
ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)
CRWF8019 Public Policy and Professional Internship
EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making
ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods
EMDV8014 Research in Climate Change Policy and Economics

Duration

1-2 year/s full time depending on credit

Admission requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.

View the full MEMD degree structure, admission requirements and academic information.

View the full MEMD Online degree structure, admission requirements and academic information.

Academics

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Keith Barney

Senior Lecturer: Resources, Environment, and Development Group

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Jeff Bennett

Emeritus Professor, Arndt Corden Department of Economics

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Daniel Connell

Research Fellow, Environment and Development Program

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Robert Costanza

Professor and VC’s Chair in Public Policy

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Colin Filer

Honorary Professor

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Frank Jotzo

Professor; Director, Centre for Climate and Energy Policy; co-director, Energy Transition Hub.

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Ida Kubiszewski

Associate Professor

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Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Professor, Resource, Environment and Development (RE&D) Program

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Sango Mahanty

PhD (ANU), Program Director and ARC Future Fellow, Resources Environment & Development Group

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John McCarthy

Associate Professor, Crawford School; Resources Environment and Development program.

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Sarah Milne

Senior Lecturer - Resources, Environment and Development group

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Luca Tacconi

Professor

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Phuc Xuan To

Research Fellow

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Scholarships and fees

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Further information

Program Coordinator

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Scholarships and support

Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.

Find out more about scholarships and support that may be available to you for postgraduate qualification at ANU.

Fees

Costs associated with your study at ANU will depend on a number of things, including your study program and whether you’re a national or international student.

Find out more about costs and fees associated with studying at ANU.

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