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Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Earth Science deals with complex systems and processes that shape our planet. Pressing issues such as the safe supply of water, resources and energy, climate change, sea level rise as well as natural hazards are all intimately related to Earth Sciences. Courses from different Earth Science disciplines and training on how to gather data and interpret them are offered. An extensive research project under expert supervision provides the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills that are relevant for employment in industry, government agencies, education as well as further University studies.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Understand advanced concepts in Earth Sciences and relate them to a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts
  2. Apply knowledge acquired in the coursework to their research project
  3. Acquire independently data and evaluate and interpret obtained datasets
  4. Formulate working hypotheses and design methods to test these
  5. Compile a major body of research in a written report and present results to an expert audience.
  6. Communicate effectively with university staff, peer students and the wider community on Earth Science topics.

Further Information

New students in this program are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Visit the following website for further information: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/scholarships/graduate-commonwealth-supported-places .

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5/7 and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (1 semester full-time) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (1 year full-time) of credit.

Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project.

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework or have the approval of the supervisor for the research project will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Science.

 

Cognate disciplines

Chemistry, Earth and Marine Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$29,280.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,024.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

 

6 units from the completion of EMSC8017 Research Methods and Proposal

 

A minimum of 6 units from completion of Core Skill courses from the following list:

EMSC8022 Analytical Techniques

EMSC8023 Data Analysis

EMSC8024 Analytical Techniques and Data Analysis

 

A minimum of 6 units from completion of Advanced Subject courses from the following list:

EMSC8018 Advanced Water and Marine Geosciences

EMSC8019 Advanced Earth Physics

EMSC8021 Advanced Geochemistry, Petrology and Tectonics

 

A minimum of 6 units from completion of further 6000- and 8000-level courses from the subject area EMSC Earth and Marine Sciences.

 

A minimum of 36 units from completion of EMSC8030 Earth Science Research Project, which must be completed in consecutive semesters

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