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Sustainability and Climate Policy, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #230 (QS) ,
This Sustainability and Climate Policy course from Curtin University builds on the curriculum of the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma to provide you with an opportunity to complete individual research projects. You will work with dedicated supervisors to design, conduct and report on major applied research topics in your area of interest and expertise. 

About

In these courses you will explore creative, constructive transitions to sustainability. You will analyse policies and practices to address the complexities of the new global sustainable development goals that aim to support people, planet, prosperity and peace.

You will explore the basic issues, concepts and methodologies central to sustainability and have the opportunity to pursue studies in a particular area of need and priority through optional units.

Curtin’s sustainability program has a strong emphasis on professional practice. You will apply your skills and knowledge to real-life issues through professional work and community engagement. Individual projects provide opportunities for you to research real-world issues.

The course caters for both full-time and part-time students and is offered in traditional and non-traditional study modes, including regular scheduled classes and intensive programs offered over a one-week period.

The master degree comprises three levels of study, with completion of one level giving you credit towards the next. You can choose to exit the degree at the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma level. 

Why study the Sustainability and Climate Policy course from Curtin University

These courses will provide you with the tools and knowledge to develop a solution-focused approach to the major challenges posed by climate change, resource depletion and other major environmental issues.

They will also strengthen your career opportunities and stimulate your professional development.

Career information

Career opportunities

  • Environmental planner
  • International development worker
  • Researcher
  • Social assessment officer
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Sustainability officer.

Potential employers

  • Engineering and infrastructure development organisations
  • Environmental organisations
  • International aid organisations
  • Local government
  • Organisations in the energy and resources sector
  • Transport agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Participatory Sustainability 
  • Sustainable Cities 
  • Urban Design for Sustainability 
  • Sustainable Development Goals 
  • Sustainability, Climate Change and Economics 
  • Leadership in Sustainability 
  • Sustainability Project 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    300 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 074663D

  • Certified copies of academic transcripts for previously attained qualifications that are relevant to the Curtin course for which you are applying.
  • English test results, see our English prerequisites for more detail.
  • Supporting information for your application, including supplementary forms for certain courses. Please note that if the required ‘supplementary forms’ are not completed and attached to this application, we will not proceed with the assessment of your applications.
  • As part of the Simplified Streamlined Visa Framework (SSVF), you may be required to provide additional information in order for us to perform Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) assessments as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30200 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    17700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17700 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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