University of Sydney Handbooks - 2021 Archive

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Learning Outcomes

Environmental Science and Law

Graduates of the Master of Environmental Science and Law will:

  1. Apply expert theoretical knowledge and an integrated understanding of environmental science and environmental law to interpret current environmental problems.
  2. Investigate, critically evaluate and synthesise complex information on environmental problems, concepts and theories, identifying the social context and relevant legal structures affecting these problems.
  3. Apply advanced research principles and skills to interpret existing data and formulate and test research hypotheses to address the legal implications or scientific basis of novel environmental problems.
  4. Critically evaluate the validity and quality of information sources in environmental science and law and identify knowledge gaps.
  5. Interpret the significance and scope of ethical principles and the application of these principles in environmental science and law.
  6. Demonstrate creativity and initiative when addressing novel environmental problems and their legal implications, using expert disciplinary knowledge and judgement with strong personal autonomy and accountability.
  7. Justify, interpret and effectively communicate expert disciplinary knowledge, technical research findings and evidence-based solutions to environmental problems in written, visual and oral modes of communication, to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  8. Work effectively and responsibly in an individual context and within diverse interdisciplinary teams.