Master of Science (Protected Area Management)
This course provides specialist training in the background, principles, techniques and practices of protected area management with particular emphasis on tropical environments.
|Midyear start - Yes|
|1.5 years full time
Part time available
|CRICOS code is 074894M|
What is protected area management?
Protected areas include marine and terrestrial national parks and World Heritage Areas. The continued protection of these areas is dependent upon their continued management.
Who is this course for?
This course provides specialist skills and knowledge to science graduates working, or wanting to work, in the field of protected area management. A broad range of study areas includes marine protected areas and Indigenous resource management. This is a flexible course offering you a range of electives so you can tailor a study program to meet your professional needs and interests.
How you will study
This course is available in Townsville and Cairns. It is available part time (domestic students only) and full time.
The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences teaches this course. The School brings together a team of academic and associate staff across multiple disciplines.
World-recognised programs and research
state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities
internationally-acclaimed academic teaching staff
strong collaboration with industry and research organisations, both locally and internationally.
A postgraduate qualification from JCU can enhance your career prospects, enable you to reskill and change careers completely, or develop a specialist area of expertise and personal interest.
A range of opportunities await graduates in the academia as well as in private and public sectors. Graduates can get jobs as research assistants or support staff for teaching. With a PhD, you can gain research positions (Postdoctoral, Fellowships) that are often funded for a few years, or apply for permanent positions as a lecturer and researcher.
Graduates can seek rewarding careers in the marine or terrestrial national parks and World Heritage area management with government departments and agencies as well as with private companies or not-for-profit organisations.
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