Master On Campus

Environmental Law

University of Sydney

12 months
51000 AUD/year
37000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Law program at the University of Sydney involves study across the fields of science and law. You will explore and analyse contemporary issues in climate and environmental law. 


The Environmental Law program at the University of Sydney states that climate and environmental law form one of the law’s most rapidly expanding areas of specialisation. At Sydney Law School, you will find a wide variety of units available in the study of this field.  You can select from a wide range of units of study, including international and comparative environmental law, which focuses on the Asia-Pacific region.The program is designed to meet the needs of environmental specialists from both Australia and overseas. Non-lawyers working or wishing to work in the environmental field are also welcome to apply to enrol in the program.  

Sydney Law School offers candidates the opportunity to study their chosen areas of specialisation in the format that suits them best. This includes intensive units of study  and the opportunity to take units from other related disciplines. The depth and innovation of the course is complemented by its well-reputed academic staff and visiting lecturers. The course includes an International Faculty which brings experts from various countries to lecture in specialist units.

Career Pathways

The Master of Environmental Law (MEL) is designed for those working in Environmental Law and Policy who wish to upgrade their qualification(s) for the purposes of career advancement or professional and academic interest.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biodiversity Law 
  • Climate Justice and Disaster Law 
  • Energy and Water Security Law 
  • Environ Planning and Impact Assessment Law  
  • Environmental Criminology: Space and Place 
  • Environmental Law and Policy 
  • Global Energy and Resources Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 016239A 

  • Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. Admission to candidature for the Master of Environmental Law requires: a) a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or b) a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of two years of relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    37000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37000 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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