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Master of Environment

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The Master of Environment is an interdisciplinary degree that offers specialisations in Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies.

Key features

  • Provides flexibility to transfer across specialisations.
  • Offers opportunities to develop theoretical, practical and research skills.
  • Provides access to government and industry linkages via guest lectures, case studies and research projects.

Specialisations offered by the Master of Environment


North Ryde (Sydney)

Study mode

Full-time, Part-time

Attendance mode


Minimum course duration

1.5 years (full time)


Session 1 (March), Session 2 (August)

UAC Code

860807 - On-campus

Suitable for

Students wanting to move into the environmental profession or those already working in the area seeking to expand their skills and knowledge.

Entry requirements

• Australian Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent in relevant field • Minimum GPA of 2.50 (out of 4.00) • Minimum English Language Proficiency: IELTS or IELTS equivalent of 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.0 in each band

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
  • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Work experience requirements

What you will study

General requirements Credit Points
Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 48
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

Specific minimum requirements:

The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this master

800 level or above Credit Points
Required GSE800 Attitudes to the Environment 4
Required 16cp from BIOL units at 800 or 900 level
CBMS units at 800 or 900 level
CLIM units at 800 or 900 level
EDCN873 - EDCN887
ENV units at 800 or 900 level
ENVE units at 800 or 900 level
ENVG units at 800 or 900 level
GEOS units at 800 or 900 level
GSE units at 800 or 900 level
HGEO units at 800 or 900 level
ICOM units at 800 or 900 level
INTS units at 800 or 900 level
IRPG units at 800 or 900 level
LAW850 - LAW861
POL units at 800 or 900 level
SOC units at 800 or 900 level 16
Required 1 specialisation 28

Students undertaking this course can choose from the following Master of Environment specialisations:


  • The course information contained on this page is applicable for 2014 ONLY.
    It is meant as a guide only, to plan your enrolment or study please see the official Handbook.
    For more information please read the courses disclaimer.


Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are dependent on which specialisation is studied. For example, those who complete the Environmental Education specialisation can pursue career opportunities as environmental and sustainability educators, and environmental management job opportunities are available to those studying the Environmental Management specialisation.


  • corporate sector
  • government at Federal, State and Local levels
  • non-government organisations
Why choose Macquarie?

Why choose Macquarie for postgraduate study

Macquarie is renowned for excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching, our highly skilled graduates, and our first-class facilities. We offer: 

  • an education in the top two per cent of universities in the world, giving you an internationally recognised and respected degree
  • a campus in one of the largest business and technology precincts in the southern hemisphere, giving you the industry experience employers look for
  • state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, including the most high-tech university library in Australia.
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Master of Environment

To study this degree, apply through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).

1. Select your UAC Code:

860807 - On-campus

2. Please check the course description in the on-line UAC guide as further documentation may be required for your application to be processed, e.g. a supplementary details form.

3. Go to the UAC website and select “Apply". This link will open in a new window.

Applications for Session 2, 2014 is open.

Please note: If you wish to articulate into a higher level of course with the exact same name and area of study (i.e., from a Postgraduate Certificate to a Postgraduate Diploma or from a Postgraduate Diploma to a Masters), you will need to make a new application direct to the university. Please complete the Coursework Direct Application.


If you have previously enrolled and would like to re-apply for the same course, you do not need to re-apply through UAC. Take the following steps to apply for readmission:

  1. Please see the postgraduate website for information on making an application for readmission.
  2. Print and complete the MQ Postgraduate Re-admission Form (PDF)
  3. View the Postgraduate Course List (PDF) for specific information required to complete the application form

Specialisations offered by the Master of Environment

Students undertaking this course can choose from the following Master of Environment specialisations:


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