Study Environment in Australia

Environment at Deakin University, Australia

Industry experience: our environment courses have core professional placements
Get out of the classroom: get into the field with practical hands-on experiences

Learn to preserve our planet for generations to come. Whether you choose to conserve wildlife and plants, study marine ecosystems or assist with environmental education, you'll gain skills to impact key environmental developments and decisions.

Deakin University has maintained the highest level of overall student satisfaction among the Australian state of Victoria's universities for the last eight years.*
*AGS 2010–2015 and GOS, QILT survey 2016–2017.

Strong employment outcomes

Our environment graduates have found exciting and diverse opportunities to work in the public, private and not‑for-profit sectors in a range of fields, including: wildlife conservation and management, environmental management and sustainability, fisheries and aquaculture, marine biology, agriculture and natural resources management.


We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university and we are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked among the Top 1% of universities worldwide.*
*ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings 2017

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Top young university

One of the Top 50 young universities in the world.^
^The Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings

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Most satisfied students

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the eighth consecutive year.**
**Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–17)

Environmental Science

Whether you are interested in marine biology, environmental management or wildlife conservation, we offer a range of specialised degrees for you to choose from. Our environment degrees take you out of the classroom to give you the hands-on experience that is highly sought by employers.


Globalisation, population growth and climate change are drastically affecting economies around the world, causing sustainability to become increasingly more critical to our future. Studying sustainability at Deakin will give you advanced knowledge and contemporary skills in the multidisciplinary approaches to managing and developing solutions to environmental and socio-economic issues.

Environmental Management and Sustainability

Focus on finding solutions to the world's most pressing environmental problems. Understand the issues and learn to influence policy, planning and behaviour to affect change across a broad range of environmental areas.

Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Learn how to handle native animals, survey wildlife populations and conduct sustainability assessments. A career in wildlife and conservation biology will qualify you to contribute to the study and management of wildlife worldwide.

Marine Biology

Discover the relationships between organisms and their physical and chemistry environments, and examine how marine and freshwater ecosystems function. You'll explore coral reefs to icebergs, estuaries to oceans, the surf zone to the deep abyss.

Science degrees

Find out more about studying environment degree at Deakin or select a degree from the tables below.



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Fanelie Bescond - Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) student from New Caledonia

'I would like to encourage other students studying a Wildlife degree that they won’t regret it. There is nothing better than learning about the intelligence and beauty of nature, as we humans all take part in it. In the current world situation, we need more environmentalists, to help make a difference and to contribute to protect our nature...'

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