Master of Science - Protected Area Management

James Cook University

Program Description

Master of Science - Protected Area Management

James Cook University

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.



Why JCU?

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.


Related courses


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)

Career Opportunities

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.

Course structure

Core subjects

  • 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

PLUS

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

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
July 2017
Feb. 2017
Duration
Duration
18 months
Full time
Price
Price
27,500 AUD
Information
Deadline
Start date July 2017
Place
Australia Townsville, Queensland
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Australia Cairns, Queensland
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Duration 18 months
Price 27,500 AUD
AUD$27,500 per year
Start date Feb. 2017
Place
Australia Townsville, Queensland
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End date Request Info
Australia Cairns, Queensland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 18 months
Price 27,500 AUD
AUD$27,500 per year