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Coursework

Master of Science (Earth Sciences)

    • CRICOS Code: 094596M

    What will I study?

    Overview

    Course structure

    Successful completion of 200 credit points, made up of:

    • Discipline core subjects (50 points)
    • Discipline elective subjects (0–12.5 points)
    • Professional skills subjects (12.5–25 points)
    • Research project (125 points).

    Two streams are available: Atmospheric Science and Geology.

    You’ll be able to choose your discipline core and elective subjects from a broad range available.

    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 scientific communication, business, modelling, programming, and more.

    All students undertake a research project, over 4 semesters, working on a real-world earth science research question. You'll be supported by one of our expert researchers, who'll also provide direction. At the end of the process, you’ll be encouraged to submit your report for publication in a journal. Our current areas of research activity include climate variability and change, sedimentary geology, archaeological science, and the physics and chemistry of Earth's deep interior.

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