Master of Environmental Management and Development

Master of Environmental Management and Development

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Contribute to good environmental planning and development with your informed perspective and specialised skills in research and policy-making.

  • Degree designed to provide pathways for professional and research careers in the government, NGO and private sectors
  • Develop advanced analytical techniques to inform positive policy solutions
  • Learn to lead on complex environmental and development challenges

If you want to sharpen your professional ability to respond to the complex, often turbulent, challenges presented by sustainable development, then this degree is for you. Throughout the program, you will master new analytical techniques and establish critical-thinking skills that will enable you to contribute to positive policy solutions.

Your research expertise will be highly valuable in roles that guide policy-making processes, implementation and evaluation in the government, NGO and private sectors. Your specialist knowledge of the way environmental and development issues intersect with social, economic and political processes will underpin the delivery of better policies.

This world-class program (ANU is ranked #11 in the world for development studies) will give you a platform to build transferable analytical skills and the flexibility to focus on electives that are specific to your career and education goals, including climate change, energy security, natural disasters, biodiversity conservation, environmental conflict, food security, agriculture and rural development.

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).

Related 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

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

Lecturer, Resources, Environment, and Develoment Group

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Jeff Bennett

Professor of Environmental Management

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Daniel Connell

Research Fellow, Environment and Development Program

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Robert Costanza

Professor and Chair in Public Policy

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Colin Filer

Associate Professor

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Frank Jotzo

Professor; Director, Centre for Climate Economics and Policy.

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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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Sango Mahanty

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

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John McCarthy

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

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Sarah Milne

Lecturer in the Resources, Environment & Development group

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Luca Tacconi

Professor, and Director of Asia Pacific Network for Environmental Governance

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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.

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Fees

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