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Governance, Policy and Markets

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Overview

Governance, Policy and Markets is offered as a major field of study in the Master of Environment degree.

Who drives the laws that determine our environmental future? And how can positive change be effectively communicated, or policy influenced through regulation, better governance and the media?

The development and marketing of environmental policy is vitally important in effecting changes in government, corporate bodies, and across the environmental sector. The Governance, Policy and Markets major looks at existing national and international legal and political frameworks relevant to the environment, enhances your skills in policy-making, business management and marketing, and gives you the tools to incorporate these skills and work systems in the workplace.

This major is most appropriate for professionals engaged in helping organisations develop economically viable environmental agendas and communicating these effectively to the public, or for those wishing to enter this sector.

Students can expect to find employment in a wide range of organisations such as government authorities, environmental consulting companies and industry and assist them in development, ongoing management and marketing of change in environmental agendas as well as the identification of opportunities that result from environmental initiatives.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Master of Environment will have:

  • Knowledge to undertake professional practice in environment or sustainability, including:
    • Specialised knowledge in an environmental discipline or field of practice, including knowledge of recent developments in this field
    • Knowledge of the cross-disciplinary nature of environmental issues and professional practice to promote sustainable futures
    • Knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to specialist field of environmental inquiry
  • Skills for collaborative and creative problem solving in environmental practice, including:
    • Ability to critically analyse and synthesise environmental knowledge
    • Ability to envision environmental change and propose pathways to realise this change
    • Ability to communicate complex environmental knowledge and research effectively to a range of audiences
    • Ability to work effectively in cross-disciplinary teams
    • Technical skills for professional practice and research in field of specialisation
  • Demonstrated capacity to:
    • Exercise well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner in an environmental discipline or professional field
    • Plan and execute a substantial project in an area of environmental research or practice

Upon successful completion of the Governance, Policy and Markets specialisation, students will be able to:

  • Analyse national and international legal and political frameworks relevant to the environment
  • Apply skills in policy-making, business management and marketing to promoting positive change in government, corporate bodies, and across the environmental sector

Integrate knowledge from across diverse environmental disciplines to propose effective strategies for positive environmental policy

Structure

Students will be required to complete three core subjects, plus choose three subjects from the compulsory specialisation subject list. Students in the 200 point pathway must also take at least 12.5 points of subjects from the compulsory capstone subjects – these subjects enable students to complete an independent project related to professional practices in environmental governance, policy or communication. Students in the 100 point pathway will not normally be required to complete this component. Students must also undertake electives to make up the balance of the award. The selection of electives is made in consultation with the Governance, Policy and Markets major coordinator. More information about this stream can be found here:

http://environment.unimelb.edu.au/study/specialisations/governance-policy-and-markets

Subject Options

Core Subjects

Students must complete the following core subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MULT90004 Sustainability Governance and Leadership
March
July
12.5
MULT90005 Interdisciplinarity and the Environment
March
Semester 2
12.5
ENST90005 Environmental Policy
Semester 2
12.5

Compulsory Specialisation Subjects

Students must complete three of the following subjects:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ECON90016 Environmental Economics and Strategy
Semester 1
12.5
MGMT90165 Social Entrepreneurship
Semester 2
12.5
ENST90017 Environmental Policy Instruments
Semester 2
12.5
MGMT90208 Sustainable Business Practices
Semester 1
12.5
LAWS70068 Environmental Law
September
12.5
POLS90015 Business and Government
Semester 1
12.5

Compulsory Capstone Experience

Students must complete at least 12.5 points from the following compulsory capstone subjects - please note that if you select either a 25 or 50 point research project that spreads across two semesters you must enrol into the Part 1 and Part 2 subjects over consecutive semesters. Students completing the 100 point pathway will normally be exempt from this requirement.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENST90006 Environmental Research Review (12.5)
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENST90007 Environmental Research Project (25)
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
ENST90016 Environmental Research Project (50)
Semester 1
Semester 2
50
ENST90025 Environmental Industry Research (25)
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
ENST90020 Environmental Industry Research (50)
Semester 1
Semester 2
50
DEVT90002 Internship in Development
January
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
DEVT90008 International Internship in Development
January
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
GEOG90007 China Field Class PG
June
25
ENST90035 Environmental Research Project - 25 Pt1
February
July
12.5
ENST90036 Environmental Research Project - 25 Pt2
January
July
12.5
ENST90037 Environmental Research Project - 50 Pt1
February
July
25
ENST90038 Environmental Research Project - 50 Pt2
January
July
25
ENST90039 Environmental Industry Research - 25 Pt1
February
July
12.5
ENST90040 Environmental Industry Research - 25 Pt2
January
July
12.5
ENST90041 Environmental Industry Research - 50 Pt1
February
July
25
ENST90042 Environmental Industry Research - 50 Pt2
January
July
25

Elective Subjects

Students should make up the balance of the award with electives. Subjects in the list below are recommended. Other subjects may be taken with the approval of stream coordinator.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
NRMT90003 Social Research Methods
Semester 1
12.5
ENST90002 Social Impact Assessment and Evaluation
Semester 2
12.5
LAWS70068 Environmental Law
September
12.5
ABPL90009 Participation and Negotiation
July
December
12.5
GEOG90021 Conservation and Cultural Environments
Semester 1
12.5
EDUC90006 Environmental Education
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90005 Environmental Management ISO 14000
Semester 2
12.5
ENST90004 Climate Change Politics and Policy
Semester 2
12.5
ENST90017 Environmental Policy Instruments
Semester 2
12.5
MGMT90018 Managerial Psychology
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MGMT90031 Project Management
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MKTG90009 Advertising
Semester 2
12.5
NRMT90007 Community Natural Resource Management
Semester 2
12.5
POLS90015 Business and Government
Semester 1
12.5
SOCI90004 Contemporary Social Problems
April
12.5
MGMT90030 Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MECM40006 Public Relations and Communications
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
FOOD90026 The Politics of Food
Semester 1
12.5
SOCI90011 Foundations of Social Policy
February
12.5
MGMT90208 Sustainable Business Practices
Semester 1
12.5
PPMN90031 Public Policy Lobbying Strategies
Semester 1
12.5
ACCT90031 Sustainability Accounting
Semester 2
12.5
MGMT90022 Managing Organisational Change
March
12.5
DEVT90003 The Political Ecology of Development Not available in 2017 12.5
ECON90016 Environmental Economics and Strategy
Semester 1
12.5
ENST90032 Sustainability and Behaviour Change
Semester 1
12.5
HPSC90010 Environment and Knowledge
Semester 1
12.5
MECM90010 Strategic Political Communication
July
12.5
MGMT90165 Social Entrepreneurship
Semester 2
12.5
DEVT90002 Internship in Development
January
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
DEVT90008 International Internship in Development
January
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
ENST70001 Environmental Research Proj (50 Long)
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
ENST70002 Environmental Industry Research: 50 Long
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
ENST90006 Environmental Research Review (12.5)
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENST90007 Environmental Research Project (25)
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
ENST90016 Environmental Research Project (50)
Semester 1
Semester 2
50
ENST90020 Environmental Industry Research (50)
Semester 1
Semester 2
50
ENST90024 Environmental Research Project - 25 Long
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENST90025 Environmental Industry Research (25)
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
ENST90026 Environmental Industry Research: 25 Long
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
GEOG90007 China Field Class PG
June
25
LING90002 Presenting Academic Discourse
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENST90019 Consumerism and the Growth Economy
Semester 2
12.5
SCIE90012 Science Communication
Semester 2
12.5
ENST90032 Sustainability and Behaviour Change
Semester 1
12.5
Last updated: 3 April 2019