Master of Science (Ecosystem Science)

  • CRICOS Code: 094597K

Course overview

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


Fire and frost; drought and flood; summer and winter. Ecosystems are ever-changing. Add the spectre of climate change and it's clear that understanding and protecting our diverse ecosystems is a major ongoing challenge.

Will you accept that challenge in your career?

This masters degree, which includes a major research project, will take your expertise in ecosystem science to an advanced level, and prepare you for a career in research.

Take the next step

Curious to know how research can help your future career? Develop your research expertise with PhD preparation and industry skills through a Master of Science.

Meet Associate Professor Andy Martin and two current Master of Science students at our webinar on 29 May.

Register for webinar

Customise the course to suit your interests

The course is designed with flexibility in mind. Choose your own path by selecting from a large range of subjects.

Conservation biology, ecology, environmental psychology, landscape management, forest science, horticulture, hydrology and soil science are just some of the specialist areas you can explore.

Build your research skills

You’ll leave the course with a major research project to feature in your CV. The research project will put your skills to the test, working with one or more of our expert staff on a real-life, ecosystem science issue.

Select your own research topic, find the supervisor or supervisors to fit you and the topic, and consider laboratory, field or social science research elements.

Gain more than just technical skills

We know that employers today are looking for more than just specialist technical or academic capability. To round out your skill-set, select from a range of high-level professional subjects, including science communication, modelling, programming, ethics, community engagement and more.