Taught course

Environmental Science

University of Melbourne · University of Melbourne

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Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline: biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, forest science, geography, statistics or agricultural science, with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65%.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of Melbourne is ranked number 15 in the world for the study of environmental science (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 – Environmental Sciences). The newly-established Master of Environmental Science is designed for students with existing undergraduate studies in the life, chemical, earth or environmental sciences to extend their scientific knowledge of environmental problems, and to facilitate the development of professional scientific skills in environmental problem solving.

You will have the flexibility to develop your own interests by selecting from a broad range of coursework subjects. You will undertake high-level and intensive study in your chosen area, as well as building complementary professional skills in the areas of communication, business and science application.

Information for international students

Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for graduate programs. Refer to our Graduate English requirements for further information and to view English language entry requirements for the Faculty of Science Coursework Programs for the following approved English language examinations: IELTS (Academic English only), TOEFL (Paper-based and internet-based tests), Pearson Test of English (Academic) and Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English (CAE).

Fees and funding

A limited number of International Postgraduate Coursework Awards (50% fee remission places) are allocated to high achieving international students each year. You do not need to apply for this award as we automatically consider you as part of the application process.

Other scholarships and prizes:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Samantha Fossey