Master of Environmental Governance (Oceans, Polar and Climate) (S7X)

Overview  2017

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Course rules     View 2016 information

Duration
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 089191G
Current students
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Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Master of Environmental Governance (Oceans, Polar and Climate) is a new degree that offers a sophisticated, interdisciplinary and practical approach to understanding how global spaces and areas of common environmental concern are managed through law, public policy and other governance approaches. A unique feature of the program of study is the combination of individually supervised, in-depth research, a work experience internship, and classroom-based learning. Each student completes a major supervised research paper (25% of the program), a one month work experience placement with a government or nongovernment organisation (25% of the program) and ​four traditional units that are offered through online or face-to-face learning. The core unit, Global Environmental Governance, is taught in an intensive format over one week.

The program is a collaborative initiative of three parts of the University of Tasmania: the Faculty of Law, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the Australian Maritime College. By drawing on the expertise and resources of three institutions, students will be offered an extraordinary rich and diverse program of study.  The principal teachers are Professor Benjamin Richardson, Dr Jeff McGee, Dr Julia Jabour and Professor Marcus Haward.

The degree is designed for students with diverse backgrounds , including prior studies / professional experience in marine science, law, public policy, political science and environmental studies.

Graduates of the program will be well qualified to pursue professional careers in government or the private sector in a variety of environmental policy and management contexts, including in regard to the marine environment, fisheries, climate change, ​and Antarctica. Indeed, the skills and knowledge acquired are of relevance to a large number of environmental contexts. Furthermore, graduates will be eligible for admission into the PhD program at the University of Tasmania in relevant areas of study.

The course aims to facilitate the development of the following educational objectives:

  • Develop an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental governance theory
  • Concepts and its application to the polar regions, oceans and the global climate.
  • Develop skills and knowledge in critiquing and solving problems of environmentalgovernance in these global contexts.
  • Undertake an in-depth research project on an environmental governance topic.
  • Complete a work experience placement to gain practical skills and deeper insightsinto the real world of contemporary environmental governance.

A compulsory component of the MEnvGov is a Practicum unit in which students will complete a mini- internship, one-month in length, with an external organisation in order to gain professional practice experience and learn about the 'real world' context to environmental governance.

Career outcomes

The course will provide the necessary training to undertake further research in international environmental governance (eg PhD studies). Graduates will also be well placed to pursue employment in Australia or internationally with governments and private sector organisations with an interest in:

  • environmental policy and management
  • marine environment
  • fisheries management
  • climate change
  • Antarctica and arctic

Please note, the MEnvGov is an interdisciplinary degree not a legal practice course. As such, it does not qualify a graduate to practice as a lawyer in Australia.

Course structure

Students must complete all units from Schedule A (62.5%) and units to the value of 37.5% from Schedule B.

The research thesis is completed under the supervision of a staff member from IMAS, AMC or the Faculty of Law, and may address any aspect of global environmental governance on a topic approved by the supervisor. The thesis will embody…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSummer school
LauncestonWinter school
LauncestonSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Practicum provides students with an opportunity to gain the practical skills and deeper insight into the real world of environmental governance, such as by engaging in critical problem solving, testing of theoretical concepts, and collaborative learning in a teamwork…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit explores environmental governance in the context of areas of global concern and shared management – focusing on the polar regions, the oceans and the global climate. The concepts of sustainable development and the global commons are crucial ideas…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Sep

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides students with an understanding of the political economy of globalisation, development and sustainability. Topics covered include (a) conceptualisations of globalisation and the global political economy of trade, money and investment regimes; (b) theories of development, the Third…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an environmental politics based unit that examines the governance challenge of emissions reduction in terms of wicked problems, failed politics and policy, post Kyoto prospects, and policy implementation and evaluation. It moves from macro-politics to the micro policy…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides the student with an understanding of the international and domestic policies and laws that influence fisheries management. On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: explain the influence of fisheries policy and law…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides the student with an understanding of the processes for managing commercial, recreational and traditional fisheries under the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to describe the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of the relationship between society and the marine environment and the varied and contested nature of these connections. Students will learn about different stakeholder groups and their interests in the marine environment, with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is a discussion-based group forum that explores current issues and discusses, debates and critiques these within the context of marine environmental studies. The issues range across policy and management, ecology, economics, law, technology, aquaculture, conservation, global change and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Maritime Law is a key unit for those interested in the legal underpinnings of world trade, commerce and development.Maritime law examines the fundamental legal framework for the conduct of international and domestic maritime trade and commerce. Maritime law has ancient…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

International Maritime Policy is a key foundation unit for anyone interested in challenge of the informed management of the world's oceans and seas.International Maritime Policy is concerned with the development of public policy at the national, regional and international levels…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with a practical understanding of key systems for protected area planning and management. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are considered. The global context of protected areas is analysed, including issues of definition, scope and governance.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explore the need for, and promotion of, wise, informed and sustainable Antarctic resource utilisation through integration of informed governance and decision making with scientifically based environmental conservation. It will focus on promoting a synergetic and iterative approach…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart11 Week Session Oct

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Southern Ocean encompasses all the waters from Australia to the Antarctic continent, and is home to a diverse range of seabirds and marine mammals. These animals play a significant role in marine ecosystems in southern Australia and the Antarctic.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (late)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will give students an understanding of the historical, geographical, scientific, political and legal context of the oceans and Antarctica. It includes introductory lectures on the scientific processes at work in the marine and Antarctic environments, applied science, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Mar

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Considers the public international law aspects of the law of the sea and the Antarctic continent. The unit examines the Antarctic Treaty, Madrid Protocol, Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Australia's maritime zones of jurisdiction and international…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The focus in this course will be on the international law and policy relating to the environment. The course aims to provide an understanding of key concepts in this area of international law through case studies in substantive areas as…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. These…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Climate change poses enormous challenges for Australia and the international community. The level of warming already in the climate system means that law and policymakers must deal with dual policy imperatives – to manage the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Admission to the MEnvGov will be open to students who have completed at a recognised university in Australia or abroad:

  • Bachelor degree with honours (at least at lower second class honours) in law, environmental studies or other relevant discipline as determined by UTAS; or
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, without honours (but with a credit average or better) and having at least 1.5 years of relevant professional experience.

International students must provide an IELTS test score of at least Band 6 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands or a TOEFL score of 575 with a Test of Written English score of no less than 4.5. This test must not be more than 24 months old at the date of application to the course.

Applicants would not normally be interviewed; however, at the discretion of UTAS, in some cases an applicant might need to be interviewed (in person or by telephone).

Articulation from

The course would be the normal articulation pathway for local students who have completed a Bachelor degree with honours in a relevant academic discipline (eg, law, political science, environmental sciences, marine science) at UTAS or other accredited universities in Australia or abroad.

Articulation to

Successful graduates of the course will be eligible to enter a PhD program in a relevant academic discipline at UTAS or other universities of similar academic standards.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $32,000 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

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Scholarships

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