The Master of Environmental Management and Development Online enables you to complete your postgraduate degree at Australia’s top university, from wherever you are in the world. The degree is available to complete fully online at a pace that best suits your lifestyle.
The Master of Environmental Management and Development Online will enhance your career in environmental policy and resources management, and improve your professional ability to respond to the complex challenges of sustainable development.
Offered by the internationally-renowned Crawford School of Public Policy, the program will equip you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills you need to contribute to the goals of economic viability, social acceptability and environmental sustainability in different social and political contexts.
As a Crawford School online student, you will engage in a dynamic learning mode - when and where it suits you. You’ll complete your studies via ANU’s worldwide classroom and fully online learning portal, ANU’s Web Access To Teaching & Learning Environments (Wattle) which is available 24 hours a day from wherever you are in the world.
Your lecturers and tutors will be in regular communication with you via Wattle and other means. You’ll join an online community of your fellow students and participate in weekly discussions and other activities to support an enriched and comprehensive learning experience. You’ll receive access to your learning materials in a range of formats, including readings and short videos, that remain live for the duration of the course allowing you to access them as many times as you need.
A full schedule of assessment requirements is provided at the commencement of the course and all items are submitted online via Wattle. If you need any additional assistance at any stage of your course, you will be given contact information that you can use at any stage of your course. Academic skills advice is also available to online students, just as it is to students on campus.
Professional focus for your degree
To develop a professional focus in the online degree, students can choose from a range of courses in the interrelated fields of:
- environmental management
- resource management
- environment and development
- environmental policy and governance
- applied economics for environmental management and policy
The Master of Environmental Management and Development requires the completion of 96 units:
42 units from completion of the following compulsory courses
- EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental & Resource Economics
- EMDV8101 State, Society & Natural Resources
- EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment
- EMDV8102 Research Methods for Environmental Management
- EMDV8104 Environmental Governance
- EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy
- ANTH8028 Social Impact Assessment: Theory and Methods
A minimum of 24 units from completion of environment and development courses selected from:
- ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development
- ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development
- ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment
- EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions
- EMDV8079 Water Conflicts
- EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics
- EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security & Agricultural Policy
A maximum of 12 units from completion of environment or development courses selected from
- ANTH8009 Development in Practice
- ANTH8019 Practical Studies in Social Analysis
- CHMD8020 The Future of Food and Human Health
- DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
- EMSC8706 Introduction to Natural Hazards
The above listed degree structure is subject to final confirmation.
1 - 2 years full time (subject to eligibility)
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.
Applicants with a Bachelor 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. Australian and New Zealand citizens only.
Anthropology, Economics, Development Studies, Biodiversity Conservation, Geography, Human Ecology, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Sociology, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development.
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