Master of Science (Protected Area Management)
This course provides specialist training in the background, principles, techniques and practices of protected area management with particular emphasis on tropical environments.
What is protected area management?
Protected areas include marine and terrestrial national parks and World Heritage Areas. The protection of these areas is dependent upon their continued management. There are over 120,000 protected areas worldwide, and their success depends on how well they are managed.
Who is this course for?
This program provides specialist training for science graduates already working in this area (national parks and world heritage listed areas), or people wanting to work in this field.
The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences teaches this course. The School brings together a team of academic and associate staff across multiple disciplines.
World-recognised programs and research
state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities
internationally-acclaimed academic teaching staff
strong collaboration with industry and research organisations, both locally and internationally.
This course is part of our suite of postgraduate degrees in Protected Area Management:
- Graduate Certificate of Science (Protected Area Management)
- Graduate Diploma of Science (Protected Area Management)
A postgraduate qualification from JCU can enhance your career prospects, enable you to reskill and change careers completely, or develop a specialist area of expertise and personal interest.
A range of opportunities await graduates in the academia as well as in private and public sectors. Graduates can get jobs as research assistants or support staff for teaching. With a PhD, you can gain research positions (Postdoctoral, Fellowships) that are often funded for a few years, or apply for permanent positions as a lecturer and researcher.
Graduates can seek rewarding careers in the marine or terrestrial national parks and World Heritage area management with government departments and agencies as well as with private companies or not-for-profit organisations.
- EV5208:03 World Heritage and National Estate Processes or EV5209:03 Principles and Practices of Protected Area Management
- EV5200:03 Terrestrial Resource Management or EV5205:03 Conserving Tropical Rainforests or EV5210:03 Management of Marine Protected Areas
Select 6 credit points (2 subjects) from the following:
- BZ5215:03 Conservation Biology
- BZ5880:03 Ecology: Distribution, Abundance and Diversity
- EV5002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment
- EV5203:03 Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles
- EV5252:03 Indigenous Environmental Management
- EV5701:03 Managing Coastal and Marine Environments
- TO5005:03 Managing Tourism in Protected Areas
CRICOS code: 074894M
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