Master On Campus Online

Environmental Science and Management

University of New England

12 months
33856 AUD/year
32104 AUD/year
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The world is faced by rapidly advancing environmental challenges, with complex interactions between industry, government and communities driving development in the sector. Be ready to adapt and innovate to produce solutions to tomorrow’s environmental problems with University of New England’s Master of Environmental Science and Management.


University of New England’s Master of Environmental Science and Management builds on your expertise with advanced interdisciplinary conceptual and scientific knowledge, provides you with opportunities to hone your applied technical skills in the field or laboratory, and consolidates your applied research and problem-solving skills. With units that cover a range of environmental science specialities and the option to complete a research project, you can tailor the course to meet your needs.

Future proof your career and add value to your role by upgrading your professional knowledge in this constantly changing field.

Why study the Master of Environmental Science and Management with UNE? 

In an era of rapid change in our understanding of global environmental issues, expanding your expertise and updating your knowledge will empower you to anticipate and adapt to the challenges you will encounter working in the field.

The Environmental Science and Management program from University of New England is a flexibly delivered coursework program that is ideal if you, hold an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualifications in a related discipline and wish to advance your conceptual and scientific knowledge and practical skills. It will also allow you to pivot your career and develop expertise in environmental science and management if you hold a bachelor degree in an unrelated area.

With core units that focus on developing your applied research skills, you also have the opportunity to complete a research project alongside your coursework, working with research groups that rank among the world’s best. In the most recent independent assessment by the Australian Research Council, Excellence in Research Australia, we achieved outstanding results, with UNE’s environmental sciences research rated “well above world average”.

Career outcomes

Environmental scientists are required to manage the competing demands of government agencies, industry and community groups to address issues relating to food security, pollution, climate change and conserving threatened species, particularly in rural and regional Australia. The Australian Government’s Job Outlook projects strong future growth in the field.

Advanced skills and specialised knowledge in environmental science may lead to enhanced opportunities in:

  • research and education
  • water and land management
  • environmental protection
  • biodiversity conservation
  • environmental consultancy
  • environmental planning and policy development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Research Skills in Environmental and Rural Science 
  • Research Synthesis in Environmental and Rural Science
  • Plant Function and Environment 
  • Mycology and Plant Pathology 
  • Field Botany
  • Plant Physiology and Anatomy  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code 000446C

A candidate shall:

  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification; or

  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline*; or

  • hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor with Honours qualification in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to:
  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Zoology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33856 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33856 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    32104 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32104 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Commonwealth Supported Place (quotas apply): $7,660

Living costs for Armidale

1500 - 2100 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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