Master On Campus

Environmental Science and Law

University of Sydney

18 months
51000 AUD/year
36000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Science and Law program at the University of Sydney will challenge you to take part in a unique opportunity to study science, environment and law in a single degree. If you’re a science graduate looking to learn about environmental policy.


The Environmental Science and Law program at the University of Sydney  is open to science graduates. The one-and-a-half-year degree lets you study complementary subjects across both environmental science and environmental law. It provides you with the opportunity to extend your scientific knowledge into environmental areas, as well as providing an introduction to the field of environmental law and policy. It also provides the opportunity for you to gain a qualification to complement your environmental experience and to acquire knowledge in areas of policy and management.  

The Master of Environmental Science and Law at the University of Sydney is unique. The program brings together subjects that are normally taught separately and that are difficult to study together outside of this program. As a student, you will benefit from an exceptional combination of resources that are at your disposal. The Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law, based at the University of Sydney, is well known around the world in this field, and the University’s outstanding research quality in the area of environmental science and management was recently rated 5 out of 5 in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings.

Career Pathways

Employment opportunities depend largely on your background and the areas in which you have chosen to study, but for the most part you will be best qualified for employment in the area of environmental management and/or policy development, or in private consultancies.

This program does not qualify you as a practicing lawyer, but will have the knowledge and capabilities for jobs where the development of policy and management schedules is required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Australian Forest Systems 
  • Biodiversity Law 
  • Climate Change: Process, History, Issues 
  • Climate Justice and Disaster Law  
  • Coastal Management Field School
  • Coastal Processes and Systems
  • Ecological Principles

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 083651M 

  • For admission to the course, you should have a Bachelor of Science with credit average in one of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology, climate and atmospheric sciences, marine science, geology, geography, environmental studies, environmental engineering, agriculture or natural resource management.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    36000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $10,100 (indicative only)

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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