Master of Environmental Management

The UNSW Master of Environmental Management is designed to help you become a forward-thinking leader in environment and society. You’ll learn the social and cultural drivers behind environmental issues and will have the expertise to form an understanding of how ecological crises interact with meaning, knowledge, values, politics and ethics.

This degree incorporates a range of subjects from the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, creative arts and community knowledge. The transdisciplinary coursework offers an array of conceptual tools that you can use in transformative and restorative environmental leadership.

Redefine Your Understanding of the Environment

The Master of Environmental Management is ideal for people who are passionate about environmental and societal issues. It’s the perfect degree for environmental specialists, professionals and non-specialists who want to address the issues facing our world.

You can design your degree to suit your specific interests and future aspirations. With UNSW, you have the opportunity to choose from a diverse range of subjects, as well as a broad range of electives across our faculties.

Flexible Study

This degree also offers flexible delivery, including interactive classes, evening seminars and online components. The degree is structured to recognise your existing knowledge and experience. If you have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for a credit transfer, which allows you to complete the degree in less than two years.


This program is structured to acknowledge and recognise the skills that individuals bring to their postgraduate education.

More experienced students can undertake a streamlined degree while students with less professional experience will study for the full 2 years.

1 year plan or part-time equivalent

Environmental Management


Your Career

As societies around the world redefine environmental understandings and commitments, the Master of Environmental Management becomes even more relevant. Our graduates develop critical and creative frameworks to address the pressing ecocultural issues of our time. On completion of this degree, you can work across a range of creative, challenging and high-profile roles in environmental and socio-cultural arenas in Australia and abroad. These include positions in governmental and non-governmental environmental outreach, education, protection and restoration.

What Our Academics Say

“The Master of Environmental Management program is for those who want to gain an integrative understanding of – and take a transformative approach to – human relations with the planet today. The degree helps you reframe environmental issues as sociocultural issues and be the environment and society custodians the world needs.”

- Associate Professor Tema Milstein, MEM Program Convenor  

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.

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