Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law & Policy | Law

Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law & Policy

Program code: 
Units of credit: 
48 uoc
No. of courses: 
8 courses (5 compulsory)
1 year full time. 2 years part-time
Semester start: 
Semester 1 & Semester 2
Additional entry requirements: 
Undergraduate degree
View UNSW online handbook

Program overview

The Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law & Policy  provides an inter-disciplinary study program that meets the knowledge requirements of students interested in careers in environmental law, and environmental policy and management. This innovative  environmental program is the only one in Australia to fully integrate the otherwise separate disciplines of law, policy and management, focusing on the interactions and interrelation between the challenges, tools and decision making frameworks of environmental law, environmental policy and environmental management. In doing so the program provides students with inter-disciplinary skills and understanding needed to address complex environmental sustainability challenges, as well as sound theoretical and practical understanding of the environmental legal system, the frameworks of and tools for sustainable environmental management, and the complex policy issues presented by the environmental challenges of the 21st century. This program is of particular relevance to careers in government, environmental planning, environmental operations management, natural resources, land services or catchment management, policy advisors, corporate sustainability, environmental project management, NGOs or international organisations with an environmental focus.

Program structure

The program consists of 5 compulsory courses and 3 elective courses. All students are required to complete the core courses International Environmental Law and Environmental Law in Australia and Legal Concepts, Research and Writing for Environmental Law, Framework for Environmental Management, and Tools for Environmental Management, in the first year of study (for full-time enrolments). The remaining units of credit must be chosen from the relevant Environmental Law and Environmental Studies prescribed electives. Visit UNSW Online Handbook for further information.

Did you know?

  • Benefit from the acknowledged excellence of two prestigious schools, UNSW Law and UNSW Science.
  • Study at the Sydney CBD or Kensington campus. Day, evening, or intensive study options are available for some courses.
  • Undertake a research thesis.
  • Study legal concepts in our specially designed course for students from non-law backgrounds.