24 months
43200 AUD/year
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This Master of Geoscience course from The University of Western Australia develops your abilities to gather and interpret geological information for a wide range of applications.  

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With the majority of Australia’s mineral and petroleum resources found in Western Australia, UWA is in a prime location for you to strengthen your geoscientific knowledge and skills in gathering and interpreting geological information for a wide range of applications. The structure and content of this degree lets you choose coursework units across a range of geoscience subdisciplines depending on your career aspirations, including fieldwork in Australia and overseas, as well as the possibility of undertaking a research project working with internationally recognised Earth Science staff.

Career Pathways 

Employment opportunities are in the resources industries (minerals, geothermal, and groundwater) or research fields such as planetary geology, volcano or earthquake hazard prediction.

Upon completion of this Master of Geoscience course from The University of Western Australia , you can work as a geologist, hydrogeologist; geological surveyor; research scientist or work as part of a multi-discipline environmental team for rehabilitation work. You could also work in the fields of Policy and Natural Resource Management. Other career options include economic geologist or physical geographer.

Additional employment opportunities exist in government agencies dealing with resources or environmental companies and agencies. Many graduates continue to develop their specialist skills in industry or government agencies around the world, while others join academic institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basin Analysis 
  • Structural Geology for Exploration
  • Data Use in Science
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science 
  • Tectonics of Australia in the Indo-Pacific  
  • Mineralising Systems 
  • Petroleum Systems 
  • Multiscale Tectonic Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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96 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 074954D  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • successfully completed prior tertiary study in geology or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 86400 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.

National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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