Employment opportunities depend largely on your background and the areas in which you have chosen to study, but for the most part you will be best qualified for employment in the area of environmental management and/or policy development, or in private consultancies. A person with a science background who achieves this qualification is not qualified to be a practising lawyer, but does have the knowledge and capabilities for jobs where the development of policy and management schedules are required. Likewise, a person with a background in law will not get work as a technical scientist but can work in jobs where the use and analysis of scientific data is required.
Graduate profile - Evan Hamman
"I chose the Master of Environmental Science and Law because it represented a novel fusion of science and policy and law. Working across an engaging range of topics such as climate change, sustainable development, planning and pollution law, I was afforded great flexibility in my choice of courses and assessment. I now work for the Queensland Government researching environmental law and can highly recommend the course to anyone who is from a legal background and wants to build the fundamentals of environmental science as well as sharpen their legal/policy skills."