Earth and environmental sciences
Learn a multidisciplinary approach to overcome environmental challenges
About Earth and environmental sciences
With 4.5 billion years’ worth of records, you’re never short of content in the earth and environmental sciences.
You could start at the origins of our planet, and the processes that shaped it, or skip forward to today and build advanced models to understand how humans are changing our climate.
By studying the earth and environmental sciences, you will learn ways to tackle environmental challenges, learn from leaders in their fields, and build skills in communication, policy, and planning.
If you can understand the links between the oceans, land, atmosphere and biological organisms, you’ll have a pretty good understand of the world as it is today, was yesterday and will be tomorrow.
Discover the Master of Environmental Science
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Why study at the University of Melbourne
Explore the big questions
Make a difference in society like our researchers, who are tackling some of the planet’s biggest challenges.
Future-proof your career
Jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine are growing faster than other industries. By 2024, they’re likely to grow by 11.6%.
First class facilities
As a Science student at Melbourne, you’ll have access to our $100 million life sciences building – the most sophisticated of its kind in Australia.
Hear from our students
Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.
As part of the my degree, I was able to complete a placement on a neuropsycho-oncology research study at MCRI, which allowed me to see what it would be like to be a neuropsychologist in that field.Farah Elhassan, Bachelor of Science
With my pursuit of knowledge in science, I believe that Unimelb offers one of the top research technologies and facilities to accommodate my studies.Gaby Leonita Arifin, Bachelor of Science, Food Science