Master degrees

Advance your career with a postgraduate qualification from the Fenner School of Environment and Society.

We are ranked 1st in Australia and in the top 20 worldwide for Geography, Agriculture and Forestry, and in the top 25 universities globally for Environmental Science (QS World Rankings by Subject 2018).

Our Master degrees are designed to equip you with specialised knowledge and practical skills in environmental science, management and policy.

Our cross-disciplinary postgraduate programs will expose you to diverse perspectives on current and emerging environmental issues, and innovative approaches to sustainable professional practice.

You’ll become part of a world-leading scholarly community and be able to draw on the expertise of Australia’s leading environment experts, research institutions and policymakers, all located right here in Canberra.

As a postgraduate student, you’ll be provided with hands-on learning opportunities and develop in-depth expertise in your chosen environmental discipline or area of interest.

Postgraduate environment students can tailor their program to focus on biodiversity conservation, climate science and policy, disaster studies, environmental policy, environmental studies and human ecology, forestry, geography, natural resource management, sustainability science or water science and management.

Choose your degree

You can study the environment in these ANU Master degrees:

Master of Climate Change

Do you want to tackle one of the most important and complex environmental problems encountered by humankind? The ANU Master of Climate Change program offers significant breadth and depth of study in climate change science and policy, including economics, law, policy and governance aspects.

Master of Environment / Master of Environment (Advanced)

Equip yourself with the skills to tackle the greatest environmental challenges facing the planet with the ANU Master of Environment. This degree allows you to tailor your program suit your area of interest in environment and sustainability. Areas of interest include environmental science and management, social and ecological linkages, environmental economics and governance, environmental policy, and integrative approaches to research and analysis.

Advanced program

In the ANU Master of Environment (Advanced) you will develop research expertise through completing a substantial research project and dissertation, which constitutes appropriate research training for a PhD.

Master of Environmental Science / Master of Environment Science (Advanced)

Develop your breadth and depth of expertise in environmental science and its contemporary applications with the ANU Master of Environmental Science. Gain in-depth knowledge in one or more of the biological, earth or ecological environmental sciences.

Advanced program

In the ANU Master of Environmental Science (Advanced) you will develop research expertise through completing a substantial research project and dissertation, which constitutes appropriate research training for a PhD.

Master of Forestry / Master of Forestry (Advanced)

Develop your knowledge and skills in forestry science and the policy of sustainable forest management with the ANU Master of Forestry. This degree allows you to tailor your program based on your career goals and interests. Students can choose to focus their studies on either forest science and methods or the policy, planning and management aspects of forestry.

Advanced program

In the ANU Master of Environmental Science (Advanced) you will develop research expertise through completing a substantial research project and dissertation, which constitutes appropriate research training for a PhD.