The Master of Environmental Law & Policy provides an interdisciplinary 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 interdisciplinary 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.

Degree Details
Degree Code
1.5 year full time, 2 years part time
Scholarships Available
Total Units Of Credit
Entry Requirements

The UNSW English Language requirements also apply to this program.

Program Structure

The program consists of 6 compulsory courses and 6 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 (non-law graduates only), Framework for Environmental Management, and Tools for Environmental Management, in the first year of study (for full-time enrolments). The compulsory course Addressing Environmental Issues should be taken in the final semester. The remaining units of credit must be chosen from the relevant Environmental Law and Environmental Studies electives. 

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Note: Students who have completed 48 UOC but become unable to complete their Masters program may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law & Policy.

2018 Courses

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  • Scholarships are available. Find out more
  • 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.
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