Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Study mode||On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||18 months full-time or equivalent part-time|
This course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate and graduate diploma to provide you with an opportunity to complete individual research projects. You will work with dedicated supervisors to design, conduct and report on major applied research topics in your area of interest and expertise.
These courses will provide you with the tools and knowledge to think holistically and respond appropriately to the uncertainty and complexity associated with climate change. You will develop solution-focused approaches to climate change, environmental health, resource use, Indigenous and other cultural concerns, and disparities in wealth and power.
The course is offered on three levels: graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master degree.
You will explore the basic issues, concepts and methodologies central to sustainability and have the opportunity to pursue studies in a particular area of need and priority through optional units.
Curtin’s sustainability program has a strong emphasis on professional practice. You will apply your skills and knowledge to real-life issues through professional work and community engagement. Individual projects provide opportunities for you to research real-world issues.
The course caters for both full-time and part-time students and is offered in traditional and non-traditional study modes, including regular scheduled classes and intensive programs offered over a one-week period.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
A bachelor degree in any field of study from a recognised tertiary education institution. You may also gain entry through completion of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Many units are available as regularly scheduled classes spread across a semester or as intensive programs offered over three or four days.
Off-campus and online study options are under development.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$17,700*|
Fees are indicative first year only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
Creative overlap between current employment and study is emphasised. Credit may be awarded for prior learning and demonstrated skills.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
Graduates are prepared for new employment opportunities in a variety of public and private sector contexts requiring social scientific research and analytical skills. Many organisations are now hiring sustainability consultants in an effort to improve their relationship with the environment and their stakeholders.
More information about Sustainability and Climate Policy