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Coursework

Master of Geography

  • CRICOS Code: 092792A

Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • Parkville campus located in the heart of Melbourne city
  • Available to domestic and international students.
  • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July

Overview

Changes in our environment mean we are facing unprecedented societal, economic and political challenges.

With a Master of Geography, you'll become part of the new generation of workers who are tackling these challenges by bridging the gap between the social and natural sciences.

You can specialise in one of three streams – physical, human or integrated geography – and include an optional research thesis if you wish.

You’ll leave with the geography skills needed for jobs in natural resource management, research, urban planning and sustainability locally, or development and policy globally.

Take your skills into the field

Geographers need practical, in-the-field experience, and we offer plenty of opportunities for you to get your hands dirty – in China, East Timor, New Zealand, or around Australia.

Be globally connected

As a geographer, you’ll know how important it is to gain a global perspective. In addition to international fieldwork subjects, we offer the International Internship in Environment – an elective subject that gives you the unique opportunity to complete a placement with an overseas-based environmental organisation.

Take on real-world research problems

You can choose either a coursework-only option of study or one of two coursework-plus-thesis options (comprising of either a minor or major research project).  If you complete either of the thesis options, you'll leave the course with a significant research project to feature on your CV.

In your thesis project, you’ll use geographical methods and tools to look at a real-world problem of your choice, with the support of an expert geographer.

There’s incredible diversity in what you can study: from flood management in Bangladesh, to love and marriage practices in India, to the politics of climate change mitigation in Australia.

Gain more than just technical skills

We know that soft-skills are important too, which is why you’re able to select from a wide range of high-level professional subjects, including science communication, modelling, business, ethics and more.