Master of Science (Earth Sciences)

  • CRICOS code: 094596M


Course structure

The Master of Science (Earth Sciences) is a 200-point course, made up of:

  • Discipline core subjects (50 points)
  • Discipline elective subjects (0–12.5 points)
  • Professional skills subjects (12.5–25 points)
  • A 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 four semesters, working on a real-world Earth sciences 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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200-Point program

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