Postgraduate

Master of Environmental Science

Experience an interdisciplinary approach to Environmental Science with a specialisation in one of Environmental Management, Geographic Information Science and Environmental Management, Land and Water Management or Marine and Coastal Management.

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Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Environmental Science graduates may find employment in a range of areas including Commonwealth and state departments and agencies responsible for the environment, water, conservation, agriculture and food, and primary industries. Other employers are private sector firms working in the resources sector and non-government organisations. One of the fastest growing areas of demand within the environmental sciences is for professionals with expertise in Geographical Information Science and how this can be applied to environmental management.
Environmental Science graduates may find employment in a range of areas including Commonwealth and state departments and agencies responsible for the environment, water, conservation, agriculture and food, and primary industries. Other employers are private sector firms working in the resources sector and non-government organisations. One of the fastest growing areas of demand within the environmental sciences is for professionals with expertise in Geographical Information Science and how this can be applied to environmental management.

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global.
Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$8,780.13
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$6,561.00 - $10,951.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$36,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$72,000.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$37,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$74,000.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$38,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$76,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a relevant bachelor's degree, that aligns with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Environmental issues are many and varied and their successful management requires a new generation of environmental professionals. An interdisciplinary approach to problem solving is essential in this field, requiring the integration of knowledge from biological and earth sciences with training in environmental planning and management. UWA has a long history of multidisciplinary research into a wide diversity of environmental systems, with unique experience in identifying long-term economic and planning-based solutions built on rigorous understanding of environmental processes.

About The Course

The Master of Environmental Science prepares you to deal with issues such as climate change, carbon trading, greenhouse gas emissions, water resource management, competition for land use, salinity, land degradation and rehabilitation, flora and fauna, habitat destruction, deforestation, energy and mineral depletion, air and water pollution, soil erosion, and groundwater contamination.
Master of Environmental Science

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 72530
CRICOS code
  • 074951G
Master of Environmental Science
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 72530
CRICOS code
  • 074951G
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Environmental Science

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.