This program is not being offered in 2021. Please view our Education programs for other study options.
Explore relationships between the personal, social, environmental and spiritual. Discover how and why everything you do affects others and decide how you can take action towards a sustainable future for all.
Note: This degree can be completed in 2 years by students who have advanced standing.
Teach. Manage. Lead.
A Master of Education (Social Ecology) offers lifelong learning for personal meaning and social effectiveness in a changing work environment. This degree gives you the professional and personal skills you need to take your interests further, through a combination of on-campus intensives and online learning.
Key themes include social-ecological understanding, transformative learning, applied imagination, environmental education and advocacy, community action, eco-psychology and cultural change, decolonising perspectives for social justice, and researching for sustainable futures.
Develop skills in social-ecological understanding, critical thinking, leadership, creativity and communication and apply these to your workplace and/or community.
Flexible study options
A four-day intensive teaching session is held in January and July each year, with an additional mid-semester one-day workshop. With support from staff, you can then complete further study online, at a time that suits you.
Top 4 in Australia for THE Impact Rankings on Quality Education
Western is ranked 16th globally for Impact in Quality Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are based on performance against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal # 4 is Quality Education and measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy, research and their commitment to inclusive education.
Fees and delivery
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Emerge with the skills you need to take your career to the next level in a variety of workplace settings within the environmental, community, organisational and educational sectors.
Graduates work in many areas including environmental education and services, outdoor education, facilitation and adult education, health and human services, and professional training and development.
Non Government Organisation
Specialising in environments you can work for an NGO. This expertise is vital in NGOs to establish and maintain healthy workplace ethics and attitudes. Work may include advocacy, consultancy and administration within the organisation.
You will assist politicians, community members and government staff to appreciate and implement environmental strategies. You may work as a consultant for workplace relationships, conduct workshops and advise on strategies.
Roles may include working as an educator or researcher within a particular organisation.
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Further study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.