Master of Environmental Science

  • CRICOS Code: 092793M

Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students.
  • Start Year Intake - March


We are facing many environmental challenges – needing your help!

Through the Master of Environmental Science, you’ll learn scientifically rigorous ways to solve grand environmental challenges such as air and water quality, climate change, energy transformations, conservation and ecosystem management, and food security.

You'll specialise in an area of your choice, learning from leaders in their fields, while also building professional skills in communication, policy and business.

Our Industry Project in Environmental Science lets you work with one of our industry partners, like the Trust for Nature or the Victorian EPA.

In demand globally

You’ll finish with the skills needed to take on a career as an environmental specialist in areas like climate change, energy transformation, pollution monitoring and management, site remediation, food security, biodiversity and conservation.

Tailor your course

You'll take subjects in environmental problem solving, risk assessment and industry engagement. In addition, you’ll choose from the wealth of Environmental science discipline and interdisciplinary subjects to obtain a specialisation suited to the environmental challenges of your choice.

Develop your skills with real-world problems

You’ll leave the course with a major industry-based research project to feature in your CV. In this project, you’ll apply your environmental science knowhow to real-world problems, for one of our industry partners.

If you’d like to gain even more real-world experience, you can also choose to complete an internship in a relevant workplace for course credit.

Gain more than just technical skills

We know that soft skills are important too, which is why we include a subject on scientific communication, to ensure you can speak and write effectively about your research.