School of Geosciences
Pioneering the frontiers of Geosciences to empower the African continent
The School of Geosciences is the largest and most diverse academic Earth Science institution in southern Africa and the only one offering specialist Honours degrees in Geophysics and Palaeontology, in addition to Geology, Geochemistry and Environmental Earth Science. The School leads several initiatives for geosciences research and training nationally and on the African continent.
The Wits School of Geosciences is the largest and most diverse academic Earth Science institution in Africa, with courses in Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Palaeontology, Palaeoanthropology, Geochronology, Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Hydrogeology, Economic Geology, and Exploration and Mining Geoscience. In many of these fields, Wits is the main (and in some cases, sole) centre of study in Africa and South Africa.
The Geosciences programme is offered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
- Courses include:
- Mining Geology
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Geography Geology View 22 other Masters in Geography in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor of Science Honours in a related field with a minimum weighted average of 65%.
- A supervisor from the School must be identified and approached prior to application.
International1724 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1724 USD per year during 12 months.
National1724 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1724 USD per year during 12 months.
R 25 040
Living costs for Johannesburg
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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