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Earth Sciences (Advanced)

Australian National University

24 months
47754 AUD/year
32840 AUD/year
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The Earth Sciences (Advanced) program at the Australian National University will help you to delve into the complex systems and processes that shape our planet, at Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth sciences.  


During the Earth Sciences (Advanced) program at the Australian National University, you will study courses from different Earth science disciplines and undertake training on how to gather data and interpret results, before being provided with expert supervision for your research project. 

There is a broad range of research topics for you to choose from, including biogeochemistry, experimental petrology, geobiology, geochemistry, geochronology, geology, geophysics, ocean and climate change and planetary sciences. 

    Learning Outcomes 

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

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods for Earth Sciences
  • Earth Science Research Proposal & Presentation
  • Computational Geosciences -- Problem Solving, Logical Thinking and Computer Programming
  • Research Orientation: Big Questions in the Earth Sciences 
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Data Science 
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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96 alternative credits


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General requirements

CRICOS: 082288M 

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
  • Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.5/7/0 with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline with a grade point average of at least 5.5/7.0 in these courses.

Tuition Fee

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    47754 AUD/year
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    32840 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32840 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
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