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Master of Science Specialisation Environment & Sustainability

Master of Science Specialisation Environment & Sustainability (MSCN)
CRICOS: 078596M

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July
Note: Specialisation only available to external students and therefore not suitable for international students who wish to study on-campus.

Overview

  • Do you have a bachelor degree or extensive industry experience and want to increase your employability or change your career?
  • Modern environment and natural resource management requires the integration of social, environmental and economic research. It also requires a capacity to handle complexity and uncertainty and the application of different methods of analysis and different approaches to governance and community engagement.
  • This coursework masters degree addresses these needs by providing important core studies and flexibility in choice of elective studies that will enhance their skills and knowledge in the broad discipline of environment and sustainability. Adaptation to climate change and sustainability science are emphasised in global and regional contexts in this specialisation.
  • You will have the opportunity to decide between two different pathways of study in your masters degree:
    • Research Project track — the Research Project track equips you with research skills and allows you to develop a research thesis through a project in your chosen disciplinary application area.
    • Research Training track — the Research Training track allows you to develop your research capability and gain specialised cognitive and technical skills to prepare for a professional career in science.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates with a degree in environment and sustainability science can work in a magnitude of careers. In fact, a lot of professionals in a broad range of industries now require an understanding of sustainability. But those wanting to specialise in the field can use this program to kick-start a career in the growing field of resource and environmental management.

Entry requirements

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent. 
  • or
  • equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
12 x specialisation courses 12
2-4 x research courses 4
Total 16

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 32080
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35840

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 078596M

Note: The Environment and Sustainability specialisation is available to external students only. Therefore, this specialisation is not available to international students who wish to study on-campus.

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

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