Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
The Master of Environmental Law at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip legal and non-legal professionals with a deeper knowledge of Environmental Law, through a unique, professionally-focused and interdisciplinary program.
The Master of Environmental Law comprises of 8 courses (80 units) which includes 3 core courses (30 units) and 5 directed courses (50 units). Students may choose courses that they are interested in from a range of areas including:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Upon completion of the Master of Environmental Law you will be able to use your specialised knowledge to advance your career and work in various areas including:
A Master of Environmental Law does not qualify you to be admitted to practice law in Australia. In case you are interested in practicing law in Australia, our Juris Doctor (JD) and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) is designed to equip you with knowledge, clinical experience and the qualifications for admission to legal practice in Australia. JD graduates can apply for entry into the legal profession as solicitors without any further study.
The Master of Environmental Law at UON is the only postgraduate legal program in Australia that offers you the opportunity to obtain certification by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and/or the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
To obtain co-certification, students must complete specific courses on Government Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development and the UN 2030 Development Agenda. Please contact the Program Convenor for further information on this opportunity.
Eligible students will have the opportunity to broaden their cross-cultural legal knowledge through participation in organised out-of-country activity, including international study experiences and international legal externships.
For further information regarding the Newcastle International Study Experience and the Newcastle International Clinical Legal Externship please contact the Program Convenor.