Master of Environmental Science

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Science

Program Description

Master of Environmental Science

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Science

Master of Environmental Science

With Specialisations in:

  • Environmental Management
  • GIS & Environmental Management
  • Land & Water Management
  • Marine & Coastal Management

Enhance your skills and knowledge of an area in environmental science by completing a Master ofEnvironmental Sceincewith a specialisation in Environmental Management; Geographic Information Science and Environmental Management; Land and Water Management or Marine and Coastal Management.

Environmental scientists assess the impact of human activity and develop scientific, risk-based solutions to help secure a sustainable global environment.
An interdisciplinary approach to problem solving is essential in this field, meaning that both the biological and earth sciences are encompassed within the course, as well as studies in environmental planning and management.

Domestic students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place within this course.

Course description, features and facilities

Environmental issues are many and varied, and an interdisciplinary approach is followed in the teaching of this course.

The Master of Environmental Science will prepare you to deal with issues such as climate change, carbon trading, greenhouse gas emissions, water resource management, competition for land use, salinity, land degradation and rehabilitation, flora and fauna, habitat destruction, deforestation, energy and mineral depletion, air and water pollution, soil erosion, and groundwater contamination.

UWA is well equipped for teaching and research in environmental science and is supported by the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Initiative, the Kings Park and Botanic Gardens Biodiversity Conservation Centre and the Ecosystem Restoration Laboratory.

Career opportunities

Environmental Science graduates may find employment in a range of areas including commonwealth and state departments and agencies responsible for the environment, water, conservation, climate change policy, agriculture and food, and primary industries.

Other employers are private sector firms working in the resources sector and non-government organisations such as Landcare.


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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 5, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Perth, Western Australia
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