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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Monash University


Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Social Sciences


Associate Professor Wendy Stubbs


Faculty of Arts

School of Social Sciences



This specialisation is for students who wish to pursue careers or enhance their professional skills in international development and environmental management. Core units introduce students to comparative perspectives on development and environment, and integrative approaches to management of natural resources and landscapes. The specialisation provides rigorous theoretical and practical training in analysis of international development policies and programs targeting urban and rural environments, climate change, biodiversity conservation, food security, management of rural livelihoods and commons resources, and privatisation of ecosystem services.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following course:

  • A6005 Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.