24 months
47940 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

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

CRICOS: 082288M 

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent

  • with a minimum GPA of at least 5.5.0/7.0
  • with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline, which must also have a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0.

The GPA requirement for this program must be met by both the program as a whole, as well as by the 8 courses in a cognate discipline. Where more than 8 cognate courses have been completed by the applicant, ANU will take the best 8 courses when assessing the cognate GPA.

Tuition Fee

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    47940 AUD/year
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Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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