Master of Environmental Management and Development

Australian National University (ANU)

The program comprises compulsory courses in core topic areas covering environmental governance, environmental economics, environmental assessment and research methods. Elective courses can be selected from a wide range of topics to meet individual students' needs and interests, including: economics and business; water management; biodiversity conservation; natural resource management; governance and policy; climate change; society and the environment; and law and policy. The courses focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of achieving the goals of economic viability, social acceptability, and environmental sustainability within differing social and political contexts.

Course Fee:

Australian: $64,512
International: $85,920

Entry Requirements:

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


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. This postgraduate degree program is also available fully online.

Subjects you can Study:

Environmental management and development; Governance and policy; Economics, Social issues and local development; Environmental science and management; Climate change; Energy and water; Risk, disasters and food security

Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units of credit. Credit may also be available for relevant work experience. Cognate disciplines are: Anthropology, Economics, Development Studies, Biodiversity Conservation, Geography, Human Ecology, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Sociology, Sustainability Science, and Sustainable Development.

Further information:

Students must complete the pre-sessional component to continue to the initial component. Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
Canberra No info Yes Part time 4 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

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