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Environmental Science and Law

Learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Environmental Science and Law will:

No. Course learning outcome
1 Apply expert theoretical knowledge and an integrated understanding of environmental science and environmental law to interpret current environmental problems.
2 Investigate, critically evaluate and synthesise complex information on environmental problems, concepts and theories, identifying the social context and relevant legal structures affecting these problems.
3 Apply advanced research principles and skills to interpret existing data and formulate and test research hypotheses to address the legal implications or scientific basis of novel environmental problems.
4 Critically evaluate the validity and quality of information sources in environmental science and law and identify knowledge gaps.
5 Interpret the significance and scope of ethical principles and the application of these principles in environmental science and law.
6 Demonstrate creativity and initiative when addressing novel environmental problems and their legal implications, using expert disciplinary knowledge and judgement with strong personal autonomy and accountability.
7 Justify, interpret and effectively communicate expert disciplinary knowledge, technical research findings and evidence-based solutions to environmental problems in written, visual and oral modes of communication, to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
8 Work effectively and responsibly in an individual context and within diverse interdisciplinary teams.