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 - February and Mid Year Intake - July


The world is facing many environmental challenges – needing your help.

Through the Master of Environmental Science, you’ll learn risk assessment techniques and scientifically rigorous ways to tackle grand environmental challenges such as air, water and land contamination and controls, climate change, energy transition, 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, planning, and ethical business studies.

Sharpen your skills with real-world problems

You’ll leave the course with a major industry-based or academic research project to feature in your CV. In this project, you’ll apply your environmental science know-how to real-world problems, for one of our partners in a government, not-for-profit or consulting organisation.

If you’d like to gain even more real-world experience, you can also choose to complete a workplace internship or field-based courses.

Tailor your course

The Master of Environmental Science is suitable for those with a background in environmental engineering or the life, chemical, physical, Earth or environmental sciences. You'll have the flexibility to develop your own interests, whether they build on your background or you decide to try something completely new.

You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of environmental science and interdisciplinary subjects, so you can focus on a specialisation suited to your environmental challenge interests.

Gain more than just technical skills

We know that soft skills are important too, which is why we include a seminar subject to ensure you can effectively speak and write about science.