La Trobe University

Master of Outdoor Education and Environment


Semester starts
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
30 800

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

Academic entry requirement

You must have an Australian Bachelors degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. Applicants with Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, may be considered in some instances.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

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

Annual tuition fee (A$)

30 800

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

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help.

You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

CRICOS code: 060679M