Study environmental science in Australia

Environmental science at Deakin University, Australia

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 will gain skills to impact key environmental developments and decisions.

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.

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


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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide*
*ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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Leaders in student satisfaction

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the tenth consecutive year***
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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 chemical environments, and examine how marine and freshwater ecosystems function. You will explore coral reefs to icebergs, estuaries to oceans, the surf zone to the deep abyss.

Environment degrees

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

Undergraduate science and environment degrees

Postgraduate science and environment degrees

Degree name Level of studyApply
Master of Sustainability Postgraduate How to apply

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Study environmental science at Deakin University

Play a vital role in creating a sustainable future for our planet. Deakin University's courses in environmental science have a strong focus on fieldwork and practical experiences. Study areas include sustainability, wildlife and conservation, marine health and ecosystems.

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...'

Discover Fanelie's story on Deakin's Navigator blog

Study science

Science often plays a key role in finding solutions to world issues. This can range from the impact of climate change and reducing our carbon footprint to stem cell research and forensic crime solving.

Find out about our other science-related courses

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