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Curtin’s sustainability program has a strong emphasis on professional practice. You will apply your skills and knowledge to real-life issues through professional work and community engagement. Individual projects provide opportunities for you to research real-world issues.

We offer a variety of courses which focus on sustainability and climate policy.

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Graduate Certificate of Sustainability and Climate Policy

The skills and knowledge you develop in this course can be directly applied to your professional life. You will gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary social issues, and heightened skills in social research and analysis.
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Graduate Diploma of Sustainability and Climate Policy

This course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate to provide you with a broader range of specialist topics. This course will assist in career development, preparing students for new employment opportunities in a variety of public and private sector contexts that require social research and analytical skills in sustainability and climate policy.
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Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy

This course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate and graduate diploma to provide you with an opportunity to complete individual research projects. You will work with dedicated supervisors to design, conduct and report on major applied research topics in your area of interest and expertise.
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Doctor of Sustainable Development

Based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this innovative course is among the first of its kind. In this course, you will develop a critical understanding of the complex issues that lay at the frontier of sustainable development. You will understand sustainable development as a profoundly inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary endeavor, involving professionals, policy developers and researchers on global and local scales.
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Master of Philosophy, Humanities

The Master of Philosophy aims to expand knowledge beyond the undergraduate honours or postgraduate diploma level, culminating in a research thesis. Upon completion of a master by research degree, you may apply to be considered for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program.
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Doctor of Philosophy, Humanities

As a doctoral research degree candidate, you will uncover new knowledge either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known data and established ideas. Your research will use an in-depth understanding of theories and concepts to develop practical solutions for real-world problems.
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