Development is offered as a major field of study in the Master of Environment degree.
There is a complex relationship between development processes and the natural environment, in developing economies and in both urban and rural areas.
The Development stream analyses and provides skills necessary for the sustainable development of economies and environments. Understanding 'environment and development' draws upon the inter-faculty expertise at the University of Melbourne.
Students will study rural and urban landscapes and look at issues including international development policy, carbon sequestration in the tropics, the political ecology of development, food security, biodiversity conservation, urban growth and planning, and sustainable livelihoods.
This stream is a platform for business and government professionals and those working or wishing to work in the non-governmental sector. Students will acquire skills for implementing sustainable development strategies in developing countries and in the western world.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Development specialisation, students will be able to:
- Analyse the interactions between development and natural environments
- Propose strategies for sustainable development of society, environments and economies; and
- Be better equipped to take on professional roles meeting the challenges of complex cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral environment and development issues
Last updated: 1 March 2024