Postgraduate

Master of Environmental Science

Experience an interdisciplinary approach to Environmental Science with a specialisation in one of Environmental Management, Marine and Coastal, Catchments and Water, Environmental Rehabilitation or Sensing and Environmental Data.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Graduates from the Master of Environmental Science find employment in a range of areas including environmental consulting firms, Commonwealth and state agencies responsible for the environment, water, conservation, agriculture and food, and primary industries. Other employers are private sector firms working in the resources sector and non-government organisations. Our specialisations have been designed in consultation with the industry to ensure graduates are highly competent and sought-after in their chosen field.  One of the fastest growing areas of demand within the environmental sciences is for professionals with expertise in Geographical Information Science and how this can be applied to support environmental management. 
Graduates from the Master of Environmental Science find employment in a range of areas including environmental consulting firms, Commonwealth and state agencies responsible for the environment, water, conservation, agriculture and food, and primary industries. Other employers are private sector firms working in the resources sector and non-government organisations. Our specialisations have been designed in consultation with the industry to ensure graduates are highly competent and sought-after in their chosen field.  One of the fastest growing areas of demand within the environmental sciences is for professionals with expertise in Geographical Information Science and how this can be applied to support environmental management. 

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global.
Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2018
$76,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$76,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation
(2) For the Environmental Management specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either science, engineering, economics, natural resource management, urban and regional planning, or policy studies; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA
(3) For the Catchments and Water or Environmental Rehabilitation or Sensing and Environmental Data specialisations an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either earth, environmental, engineering, biological or physical sciences; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA
(4) For the Marine and Coastal specialisation an applicant must have completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either marine, environmental, engineering, biological or physical sciences; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The course seeks to create sought after professionals who have the knowledge and practical skills to manage and solve environmental challenges, from local to global, now and into the future. Tap into UWA's long history of multidisciplinary research into environmental systems, and benefit from our unique experience in identifying innovative technology and policy based solutions. 

About The Course

The course is highly inter-disciplinary, providing students with a rigorous understanding of environmental processes, in parallel to studies in environmental policy and management approaches. Throughout the course students gain important skills in data analysis and interpretation, lab and field methods, plus GIS and remote sensing.
Master of Environmental Science

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 72530
CRICOS code
  • 074951G
Master of Environmental Science
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 72530
CRICOS code
  • 074951G
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Environmental Science
Master of Environmental Science

Specialisations

infographic showing the five areas of the master of environmental science (environmental management, marine and coastal, catchments and water, environmental rehabilitation, sensing and environmental data)
Master of Environmental Science

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study Environmental Science?

  • The scope and scale of pressures on our terrestrial and aquatic environments requires interdisciplinary and innovative solutions to support sustainable development. 

  • You will gain in-depth knowledge of physical, chemical and ecological processes on local and regional scales, gaining advanced skills in the monitoring and assessment of environmental systems using field, laboratory, modelling and statistical techniques. 

  • Our graduates are exposed to diverse environmental settings and have hands-on opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills to a diversity of real-world environmental issues. 

  • You will develop the necessary professional skills to facilitate and guide government agencies and private companies to develop sustainable outcomes.

Study your way

Course options

The course is comprised of two core units, and a choice of a sequence of six specialisation core units which are unique to our five specialisations. Students can choose a dissertation option, or our Environmental Science in Practice professional training units. 
Study your way

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment uses Western Australia’s rich biodiversity to better understand the world’s natural resources.