La Trobe University

Master of Outdoor Education and Environment


Start dates
Anytime 2018
2 years full-time
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.

We offer Master’s and PhD by research, and focus on developing your knowledge of nature, building relationships with the land, and understanding place, culture, language and experience. Research strengths include:

- environmental interpretation

- human and nature relationships for sustainability

- sustainability education

- land use history and management

- recreation impact

- sustainable tourism

- ecological literacy and sustainability in schools

- outdoor environmental education curriculum and practice

- international representations of outdoor education

- safety management

- experiential facilitation

- professionalism in outdoor education

- outdoor leadership.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


A Bachelor’s degree with Honours or an equivalent fourth year Graduate Diploma in a relevant area with a B grade average or higher; or Honours degree with 2A result or higher.

Career outcomes

RED Team

Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.


We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.

Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

Our researchers

A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Learn more about the fees for graduate research.

Additional costs

Some additional costs may apply for field-work clothing and equipment - up to A$1500. Any items purchased remain the property of the student.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

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