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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMEnvSc (Res&Cw)
CRICOS code054587K
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Course coordinator

Associate Professor Rebekah Brown

Description

Studies in environmental science are concerned with the relationships between humans and their biogeological contexts with the aim of integrating the two with the insights offered by both the humanities and the sciences. Environmental science recognises the interdependence of humans and the rest of nature and research emphasises the processes and impacts of human environment interactions, policy development and implications, and the implementation of management strategies favourable to the environment.

The course has been designed to both broaden and deepen students' existing knowledge, providing intensive interdisciplinary as well as disciplinary research training in either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science. In addition to research in an area of specific interest, through core coursework the course offers insight into the ideological, philosophical and disciplinary approaches to environment and sustainability. The selection of elective units offers a complement to candidates' prior studies.

Research component

66 per cent

Structure

This course consists of a research thesis, two 6-point core units and 12 points of electives.

Requirements

Core units

  • ENV5020 Perspectives on environment and sustainability

and one of:

  • ENV5030 Environmental analysis
  • ENV5040 Frontiers in sustainability and environment
  • ENV5050 Environmental governance and citizenship

Elective units

Students complete 12 points of elective/s chosen from available level five units from either the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science, or from other Monash faculties and/or universities.

Thesis

Students complete a thesis of 20,000 to 25,000 words (supervised within either the Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science).

Award(s)

Master of Environmental Science by Research and Coursework