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Coursework

Master of Geography

  • CRICOS Code: 092792A

What will I study?

Overview

Course structure

The Master of Geography is a 200-point program. The course can be taken as coursework only, or as coursework with a minor or major thesis.

Current staff research interests and research project offerings for prospective Masters students can be found here.

 Coursework onlyCoursework plus minor research thesisCoursework plus major research thesis

Discipline core

25 points

25 points

25 points

Geography practical

12.5 points

Discipline electives

137.5 points

100 points

50 or 62.5 points

Professional skills subjects

25 points

25 points

12.5 or 25 points

Research thesis

50 points

100 points

You’ll select your elective subjects from the large range on offer, in one of three streams:

  • Physical geography
  • Human geography
  • Integrated geography.

There’s plenty of opportunity to get out into the field, with a number of fieldwork electives on offer, including field classes to China, East Timor, central Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.

If you’d like to gain experience in an environment-related workplace, one of your electives can be a 200-hour international internship in environment.

If you choose the coursework-only stream of the Master of Geography, you’ll complete a geography practical subject that provides masters-level training in desktop, field or laboratory techniques. If you choose a stream with a research thesis, you’ll work on a real-world geography research question over 12 or 24 months, with the support of an expert supervisor.

We know that you’ll need professional skills to give you the edge in the workplace, so you’ll be able to select from a wide range of high-level professional subjects, including science communication, modelling, business, ethics and more.

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Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this degree.