Master of Science (Earth Sciences)

    • CRICOS Code: 094596M

    The experience


    Access the broadest array of advanced coursework

    We are a key partner in the Victorian Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (VIEPS) – a cooperative educational and research initiative that enables our students to take Earth sciences or geoscience subjects at different participating institutions.

    Because of this collaboration, you'll have access to the best academic expertise from across the region, supported by a strong commitment from industry and government partners.

    Currently VIEPS includes Monash University, La Trobe University, Federation University and the University of Tasmania.

    Join our research community

    In the School of Earth Sciences, we are proud of our diverse research activities, which are well supported by equipment and technology.

    From the lab to the field, from seismology to petrology, from palaeoclimatology to atmospheric chemistry, we are making many and varied contributions to the Earth sciences field. So can you.

    Career connections

    Events that connect students with industry and other employers are held throughout the year. You’ll have the opportunity to network with and learn from professionals in your field.

    We also offer students the STEM Industry Mentoring Program and the Job Ready short course – helping develop your communication skills and employability.


    While you’re studying with us, why not take advantage of the many opportunities available for you to get involved with volunteering to extend your learning opportunities, connect with communities, and enhance your employability. One opportunity for volunteering is through the Science Student Ambassadors program.

    Study abroad

    To add a global experience to your degree, consider taking on a research project with overseas field work. The optional industry internship subject can also be completed overseas.