Master of Environmental Management and Development

Master of Environmental Management and Development

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Environmental and development challenges emerge at the intersection of complex social, economic and political processes. Those engaging in the Masters of Environmental Management and Development (MEMDV) will deepen their critical skills, learn new analytical techniques and master the contextual, interdisciplinary knowledge required to understand these processes and thereby contribute to policy solutions.

MEMDV is meant for students wanting to sharpen their expertise in the areas of environment and development. We also welcome applications from students without relevant work experience but who can demonstrate a strong interest in development, sustainability and the environment.

The MEMDV curriculum is designed to allow student to tailor their course of study, to build on their interests and experiences, and to meet their specific career goals. MEMDV students can choose from more than 70 relevant courses offered by the Crawford School and other programs at the Australian National University. Students can study topics such as:

  • environmental governance
  • environmental economics
  • gender and the environment
  • the political economy of environment and development, and
  • research methods

Students can also choose elective courses on a wide range of critical topics including climate change, energy security, natural disasters, biodiversity conservation, environmental conflict, food security, agriculture and rural development.

The program emphasises the development of transferable analytical skills for graduates who wish to return to or take up professional careers in environment and development in government agencies and non-government organisations. It also offers an enhanced pathway to those wishing to develop deeper knowledge and skills for advanced research careers in environment and development.

This postgraduate degree program is also available fully online.

For further information about the program or admission requirements please contact the Convenor, Dr Daniel Connell: daniel.connell@anu.edu.au

Degree structure

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Tailor your degree

Students can choose from a wide variety of courses offered by the Resources, Environment and Development (RE&D) program, the public policy or economics program at Crawford School, and other programs at ANU. By choosing particular courses, students can create their own professional focus. Courses can be combined across different professional foci, and there are many more electives available than shown below.

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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

Master of Environment and Development (Advanced)

Students wishing to develop their research expertise further can complete the Master of Environment and Development (Advanced). This degree offers students an enhanced pathway to doctoral programs and an opportunity to develop deeper knowledge and skills for advanced careers in environment and development.

The proposed coursework component will be similar to the Master of Environment and Development but with a compulsory 12 unit course on research and methodology skills as well as the advanced 24 unit thesis component.

Students transferring to the advanced version of the degree require a weighted average mark of at least 70% across the earlier course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

Cognate disciplines

Anthropology, Economics, Development Studies, Biodiversity Conservation, Geography, Human Ecology, Gender and Development, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Sociology, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development.

The Master of Environmental Management and Development requires the completion of 96 units (16 courses). Credit may be awarded for previous study and relevant work experience.

Duration: 1-2 year full time (subject to eligibility)

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.

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Academics

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Daniel Connell

Research Fellow, Environment and Development Program

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Colin Filer

Associate Professor

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Jeff Bennett

Professor of Environmental Management

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Phuc Xuan To

Research Fellow

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Luca Tacconi

Professor, and Director of Asia Pacific Network for Environmental Governance

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John McCarthy

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

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Sango Mahanty

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

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Robert Costanza

Professor and Chair in Public Policy

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Keith Barney

Lecturer: Resources, Environment, and Develoment Group (RE&D), Crawford School

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Frank Jotzo

Professor; Director, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy.

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Sarah Milne

Lecturer in the Resources, Environment & Development group

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Ida Kubiszewski

Associate Professor

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Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Senior Fellow, Resource, Environment and Development (RE&D) Program

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Further information

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Scholarships and support

Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.

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